Bringing together media’s leading international creators, financiers and commissioners from across the fields of film, TV, interactive, online, mobile, gaming, publishing and the arts, Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Forum has run for 10 years. A showcase of the latest ideas and innovations in modern storytelling, audience engagement and business practices, Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Forum welcomed over 1000 international media experts each year.
At The Conference media experts leading the way in story innovation, cross-platform brand-building and audience engagement presented a series of talks around interactive story worlds, sustainable business models, audience behaviour and a collection of cutting-edge projects to a 400 strong live audience. Watch the videos from past events here.
THE PIXEL MARKET – The Pixel Market Finance Forum & The Pixel Market Meetings
The Pixel Market existed to help producers navigate their way through new ways of financing, distributing and producing their projects in order to stay relevant to changing audiences and the connected world. Spread across two jam-packed days, 35 project teams were selected each year to meet over 100 potential financial and creative partners, showcase their idea to a 400 strong live audience and uncover what the top financiers, commissioners and distributors are looking to support this year.
Companies involved included Arts Council England; Bastei Media; BBC; Bell Fund; BFI Film Fund; Blind Spot Pictures; Brazilian TV Producers; British Council; Canada Media Fund; CBBC; Cbeebies; Channel 4; CNC; Creative Europe; Creative Industries KTN; DFI; Distrify Media; Dogwoof; Dutch Media Fund; ZDF; Endemol Beyond Iberia; FACT; FilmCup Institute; Google UK; Harmony Institute; Honkytonk Films; Hopster; IFP; IMCINE; INCAA; Indie Sales; Indieflix; Kickstarter; McCann; Medienboard; Berlin Brandenburg; National Theatre; Nexus Productions; NZ on Air; Ogilvy; Penguin Random House; Pictanovo; Playmatics; Pulse Films; Quintanos & Salinas; RioFilme; Screen Australia; ScreenHits; Shaw Rocket Fund; Sheffield DocFest; SODEC; Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia; The Guardian; The Space; The Walt Disney Company; Tribeca Film Institute; Turbulent; Turner Broadcasting; United Nations; Victoria and Albert Museum; Wallimage Creative; Wellcome Trust; YouTube; ZDF; and so on.
THE THINK TANK
Each year Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Forum closed with The Think Tank. At The Think Tank we sit down with a group of international funds, financiers, innovators and commissioners who are leading the way in supporting and producing digital and interactive innovation to discuss and make future recommendations for the film and media industries. We publish the findings of the day in the Think Tank Report. You can download previous Think Tank Reports here.
In 2015, Power to the Pixel also curated and produced the VR exhibition Virtual Stories. Created in partnership with the BFI London Film Festival the public were invited experience the latest in virtual reality and immersive storytelling at this free exhibition at BFI IMAX. Exhibiting 16 projects from VR leaders such as Felix and Paul Studios, the National Theatre, NFB Canada and Chris Milk, audience members experienced an immersive journey into the world of VR stories, spanning fiction, documentary, animation and art. Find out more here.
You can get full details on previous editions of Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Forum here.
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