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The Pixel Market Finance Forum

At The Pixel Market Finance Forum, held in association with the 59th BFI London Film Festival, the top 8 projects out of 35 projects selected for The Pixel Market will present at The Pixel Market Finance Forum in front of a 400 strong live audience and to a panel of over 35 leading producing, finance and distribution experts.

The 8 projects selected to pitch will be given feedback by a panel of leading media experts. The following issues will be addressed over the day:

  • Who’s financing projects?
  • Who’s working to collaborate across borders and industry sectors?
  • Who’s investing in innovative media products?
  • What are the successful models for new entertainment formats?
  • How do we measure success?

PROGRAMME
08.45 – 09.25 | Registration
09.30 – 10.00 | Welcome & Introduction
LIZ ROSENTHAL CEO & Founder, Power to the Pixel (UK)
STÉPHANE CARDIN Vice President, Industry and Public Affairs, Canada Media Fund (CA)

10.00 – 10.30 | THE PLUNDER
ROSIE GARTHWAITE Executive Producer, Mediadante & Anagram (UK)

PANELISTS
ADNAAN WASEY Executive Producer, POV Digital, POV (US)
GRAHAM HODGE Creative Director, Canvas (UK)
MYRIAM ARCHARD Director of PR and Communication, Phi Centre (CA)
CLINT BEHARRY Director of Design, Harmony Institute (US)
XAQUÍN GONZÁLEZ Editor of Guardian Visuals, The Guardian (UK)

10.35 – 11.05 | OFF SIDES
ALEXANDRE BRACHET Producer & CEO, Upian (FR)

PANELISTS
XAQUÍN GONZÁLEZ Editor of Guardian Visuals, The Guardian (UK)
PAULINE AUGRAIN Head of Digital Creation, CNC (FR)
NICK FORTUGNO Co-Founder & CCO, Playmatics (US)
CLAIRE TAVERNIER Owner & MD, StoryTechLife Ltd. (UK)
CHRISTIANE MIETHGE Deputy Head of Multimedia Storytelling Department, Bayerischer Rundfunk / ARD (DE)

11.05 – 11.30 | BREAK

11.30 – 11.50 | LATIN AMERICAN FOCUS
Moderated by LIZ ROSENTHAL CEO & Founder, Power to the Pixel (UK)

HAWC: APPARENT HORIZON
MANUEL ALCALÁ Producer/Creative Director, PROYECTA (MX) 

BAQUAQUA – JOURNEY TOWARDS FREEDOM
MARCOS FERREIRA Executive Producer & CEO, mobCONTENT (BR) 

SEGÚN ROXI (ACCORDING TO ROXI)
LUCAS MIRVOIS Creative Director, La Maldita ® Entertainment (AR)

11.55 – 12.25 | OH MOSCOW!
CHRISTOPHER SHEPPARD Producer, Adventure Pictures Ltd. (UK)
ANNA JANCSÓ Producer, Adventure Pictures Ltd. (UK)

PANELISTS
WILL SAUNDERS Creative Director of Digital, BBC (UK)
EMILIE BESSARD Head of Social Media, ARTE France (FR)
BEN LUXFORD Head of UK Audiences, BFI (UK)
MARGAUX MISSIKA Executive Producer, Upian (FR)
ANDY GREEN CEO, Distrify Media (UK) 

12.30 – 13.00 | ELEMENTED
EMILY PAIGE Director & Producer, Partner, e.d.Films (CA)

PANELISTS
ORION ROSS VP Content – Animation, Digital & Acquisitions, The Walt Disney Company (US)
AGNES AUGUSTIN President & CEO, Shaw Rocket Fund (CA)
ANA SERRANO Chief Digital Officer, Canadian Film Centre (CA)
ALEX CLARKE Publishing Director, Penguin Random House (UK)
LANCE WEILER Director, Columbia University Digital Storytelling Lab (US) 

13.00 – 14.30 | LUNCH

14.30 – 14.50 | LATIN AMERICAN FOCUS
Moderated by LIZ ROSENTHAL CEO & Founder, Power to the Pixel (UK) 

THE INTERACTIVE ADVENTURES OF DOG MENDONÇA AND PIZZABOY
MARTINA SANTORO CEO & Founder, OKAM STUDIO (AR) 

THE ANGEL IN THE CLOCK
JAIME ROMANDIA Producer. Fotosíntesis Media (MX)

SIESTA
FERNANDO SALEM Director, El Perro en la Luna (AR)

14.55 – 15.25 | STREAMERS
HUGUES SWEENEY Head of French Language Interactive Media Production, NFB Canada (CA)

PANELISTS
MARIE LOUSIE LETENDRE Audience Development Strategist, YouTube (UK)
ROB CROSSEN Digital Strategy Consultant, Stream Foundations (UK)
DR JO TWIST CEO, UKIE (UK)
NICK FORTUGNO Co-Founder & CCO, Playmatics (US)
SAMANTHA GLYNNE Vice President Branded Entertainment, FremantleMedia (UK)

15.30 – 16.00 | WAIT FOR ME
MICHEL REILHAC Founder, Mélange (FR)

PANELISTS
LUCIA HASLAUER Commissioning Editor, ZDF (AT)
WENDY BERNFELD Managing Director, Rights Stuff B.V (NL)
VOYELLE ACKER Deputy Head of Digital Storytelling and Transmedia, France Télévisions (FR)
ALEX BOWKER Developer Relations Lead, Samsung Electronics (UK)
SASCHKA UNSELD Director, Oculus Story Studio (DE)

16.00 – 16.15 | BREAK

16.15 – 16.45 | THE SUSPECT
GUY GADNEY Writer & Director, The Project Factory (UK)

PANELISTS
WILL SAUNDERS Creative Director of Digital, BBC (UK)
TONY CHURNSIDE Knowledge Transfer Manager, KTN (UK)
CLAIRE TAVERNIER Owner & MD, StoryTechLife Ltd. (UK)
DR JO TWIST CEO, UKIE (UK)
ALEX BOWKER Developer Relations Lead, Samsung Electronics (UK)

16.45 – 17.20  | ‘THE BOY IN THE BOOK’ A CHOOSE YOUR OWN DOCUMENTARY
FERNANDO GUTIERREZ DE JESUS Director, CYOD Ltd. (ES)
NATHAN PENLINGTON  Writer & Performer, CYOD Ltd. (UK)

PANELISTS
JOHN WHITE Chief Operating Officer, The Space (UK)
CASPAR SONNEN Head of New Media & Founder/Curator of IDFA DocLab, IDFA (NL)
JON LELAND Director of Strategy & Insights, Kickstarter (US)
TOBY COFFEY Head of Digital Development, National Theatre (UK)
INGRID KOPP Senior Consultant, Tribeca Film Institute (UK)

 

Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme of the European Union
BFI Film Fund
Arts Council England
British Council
Creative Skillset
Canada Media Fund
INCAA
Mexican in UK 2015
RioFilme
FIRJAN
SICAV
ARTE
Telefilm
OMDC
Zurich University of the Arts
Bell Fund
Cesnik Quintino & Salinas
POV
ABPITV
Québec Government Office
Independent Filmmaker Project
Cinekid
FilmCup
Samsung
The Third Floor
Virtually Mine