The Belfast Film Festival and Northern Ireland Screen have partnered to host an industry seminar: Northern Exposure = Deal Closure – bringing sales agents, distributors and producers to Belfast to participate in panel sessions and one-to-one meetings.
Confirmed panelists include Hilary Davis (Bankside Films), Julia Short (Verve Pictures), Stephen Murphy (Optimum Releasing), Andrew Orr (Independent Film), John Fletcher (Pathé UK) and moderator Mike Goodridge (Editor, Screen International).
On Thursday 7th April there’s two panel sessions. Panel Session 1 takes places from 9:30am – 12:30pm and will ask what the market is looking for in terms of sellable and marketable scripts; which independent films are getting financed and why and which sales agents and distributors are currently active in the marketplace and what are they looking for.
Panel Session 2 takes place from 2pm – 5pm, and considers pre-sales; asking if they are still a viable way of financing independent film. The panel will be asked their views on how to approach sales agents and/or distributors.
On Friday 8th April One-to One meetings will take place, during which five panelists will be available for a series of short one-to-one meetings.
For more information on the events visit https://belfastfilmfestival.ticketsolve.com/shows/126513487/events