London Forum 2013

The 7th Cross-Media Forum 15-18 Oct 2013
in association with the 57th BFI London Film Festival

Bringing together cross-media’s leading international creators, thinkers and practitioners from across the fields of film, TV, interactive, online, mobile, gaming, publishing and live events, The Cross-Media Forum 2013 showcased the latest ideas and innovations of modern storytelling, audience engagement and business practices.

The Cross-Media Forum is supported by the MEDIA Programme of the European Union, the BFI, Arts Council England, Creative Skillset’s Film Skills Fund, ARTE France, the IPA, SWIM, ITVS, British Council, Creative Industries KTN, beActive, Film Agency Wales, Bastei Media, Tribeca Film Institute and Cinekid. Focus on Canada Partners are the Canada Media Fund, the Bell Fund, Telefilm Canada, the Ontario Media Development Corporation and Merging Media

Conference – 15 October (public day)
The Conference kicked off with a bang this year with the keynote presentation My Mother Has No Idea What I Do For A Living by Elan Lee, Chief Design Officer at Xbox Entertainment Studios. With a particular focus on the journey of cross-media storytelling, the tone was set for the presentations that followed.

The Pixel Market – 16 (public day) & 17 October (by selection)
In its fourth year, The Pixel Market is the largest and most established finance market dedicated to cross-media projects regardless of genre. Attracting over 100 international financiers, distributors and commissioners, The Pixel Market showcased over 30 state-of-the-art projects, eight of which were selected to present at The Pixel Pitch competition to a jury of international financiers, commissioners and digital experts. The penultimate ARTE International Prize for The Pixel Pitch – worth a cool €6,000 – was awarded to Paula Schargorodsky and Rabia Williams for Get Over It!

The Think Tank – 18 October
A selection of pioneering funders, distributors, publishers and producers were brought together to evaluate and strategise what the future holds for the media industry. Current business practices are questioned and discussed to create new methods and solutions aimed at enhancing the growth and relevance of cross-media in the connected world. The ideas and conclusions formed on the day are then published in the annual Think Tank Report -download your copy here. A huge thank you to all of our funders, partners, supporters, speakers, guests, participants and delegates who made this 7th edition such a success!

“Power to the Pixel proved itself this year to be one of the most important gatherings for anyone engrossed in the business of entertainment and communications. The depth and quality of ideas shared on and off stage struck me as exemplary. Liz and her team clearly went to great lengths to ensure the conference would inspire on intellectual and creative levels. No grandstanding here. Simply an outstanding conference expertly organized.”
Wayne Fletcher, Innovation Partner, McCann Erickson US/ NYC (UK/USA)

“Storytelling is shifting at a rapid pace. The Forum in 2012 provided an incredible showcase of how storytellers from various traditions and backgrounds are finding ways to rediscover our oldest form of communication, and how the traditional industry powerhouses are eager to find and engage audiences and content creators – everyone, under the same roof for three full days. The event was extremely well thought out, curated, and executed. Very much looking forward to The Cross-Media Forum 2013.”
Mahyad Tousi, CEO & Founder, BoomGen Studios (USA)