Online industry webinars and Talent Talks - available to all!
We’re looking forward to welcoming you to our virtual Cannes 2021 industry events programme running from 6 – 11 July, available to everyone, and taking place on our website.
Join international filmmakers and industry professionals for a series of topical panel discussions addressing the pressing issues currently facing the global film industry, and also Talent Talks featuring the talent behind the UK films in selection, featuring Eva Husson and Mark Cousins.
Find out more about each session below, or visit our Events & Talks pages where these will start at the times listed.
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WE ARE UK FILM AT CANNES EVENTS SCHEDULE OVERVIEW
INDUSTRY WEBINARS & TALENT TALKS
Save the below dates and watch over at weareukfilm.com/talks!
Read below for full details on the panel and speakers.
Tuesday 6 July 2021
4pm-5pm BST / 5pm-6pm CEST
INTRODUCING THE UK GLOBAL SCREEN FUND
Wednesday 7 July 2021
10am BST / 11am CEST
MARK COUSINS TALENT TALK (THE STORY OF FILM)
4pm-5pm BST/ 5pm-6pm CEST
SUSTAINABILITY IN ACTION
Thursday 8 July 2021
10am-11am BST / 11am-12pm CEST
FIGHTING BACK ON BULLYING AND HARASSMENT
4pm-5pm BST/5pm-6pm CEST
BUILD YOUR NETWORK AND BOOST YOUR CAREER
Friday 9 July 2021
2pm BST/ 3pm CEST
KAT MANSOOR TALENT TALK (COW)
Saturday 10 July 2021
10am BST/ 11am CEST
EVA HUSSON AND ELIZABETH KARLSEN TALENT TALK (MOTHERING SUNDAY)
4pm BST/5pm CEST
MARK COUSINS TALENT TALK (THE STORMS OF JEREMY THOMAS)
Sunday 11 July 2021
4pm BST/ 5pm CEST
TRACY O'RIORDAN TALENT TALK (ALI & AVA)
PRE-CANNES EVENT IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SCREEN DAILY:
Thursday 1 July
3:00PM BST / 4:00PM CEST
SCREEN TALK: The New Deal: The Changing world of Sales and Contracts
Presented with Screen Daily Talks.
FULL INDUSTRY EVENT DETAILS:
Tues 6 July - 4pm BST/ 5PM CEST - INDUSTRY PANEL
Introducing the UK Global Screen Fund
The UK’s new Global Screen Fund is a £7m fund to support the UK independent screen sector’s international development, distribution and co-production opportunities. The fund, now in a one year pilot, will support film, TV, documentary, animation and interactive narrative games content. This informative session will explain more about the fund -- who is eligible (including international partners), how and when to apply for the three strands of funding, and practical advice from one of the fund’s first successful funding recipients. This session will also preview new audience perception research focusing on key international territories, as well as introducing research into a new data hub to support UK companies to grow internationally.
- Neil Peplow - Director of Industry and International Affairs, BFI
- Julia Lamaison - Head of Research and Statistics Unit, BFI
- Karina Gechtman - Head of International Marketing & Publicity, Altitude Films
- Moderator - Wendy Mitchell, We Are UK Film Events Curator
Weds 7 July 10am BST / 11am CEST
Join Mark Cousins talking about his documentary THE STORY OF FILM: A NEW GENERATION, selected to open the Official Selection at Cannes 2021
Weds July 7 - 4pm BST/ 5pm CEST - INDUSTRY PANEL
Sustainability in Action
Moving beyond talk of why film production should be sustainable, experts will discuss specific examples of how the industry is embracing green best practices. This discussion talks to producers, sustainability consultants and production experts who talk about their own hands-on experiences of making film productions more sustainable. We examine best practices across all stages of making a film – development, physical production and post production. Especially as the industry is restarting post-pandemic, how can we build sustainability into every film production as well as every filming facility and studio?
- Melanie Dicks - Managing Partner, Greenshoot and Producer, Fingerprint Content
- Louise Marie Smith - Founder and Managing Director, Neptune Environmental Solutions
- Wim Goossens - Line Producer, Bulletproof Cupid
- Charles Gachet-Dieuzeide - Director General, Secoya Eco Tournage
- Roser Canela-Mas - International Manager, Albert
Moderator - Wendy Mitchell, We Are UK Film Events Curator
Thurs 8 July – 10am BST / 11am CEST - INDUSTRY PANEL
Fighting back on Bullying and Harassment
We’ve all heard the horror stories about bullying and harassment in the film industry across the globe. Well, what are people taking as practical steps to combat this culture, and make our industries safer physically and mentally? What is the good work being done and how can productions and companies create safer spaces for all their workers? What are the practical tips for employers and employees to protect themselves, prevent bullying and harassment, or know how to tackle it if it occurs.
- Ngoc Nguyen, Head of Entertainment, Time’s Up
- Jennifer Smith - Head of Inclusion, BFI
- Sara Putt, - Managing Director, Sara Putt Associates
- Michelle White - Psychologist, co-founder, 6ft From The Spotlight and collaborator with Film in Mind
- Clark Crewe, - Production Executive, Fable Pictures
Moderator - Wendy Mitchell, UK Film Events Curator
Thurs 8 July – 4pm BST / 5pm CEST - INDUSTRY PANEL
Build Your Network and Boost Your Career
We talk to experts across different roles in film production about how they broke into the film industry, and how specific schemes or initiatives helped them meet the right people and develop their careers. Even later in your career, how do you use your networks and previous contacts? Is now a good time for new entrants to come into the film world, and if so, who can help you get started? We talk to experts about how they have built their own networks and advice for people not only at the start of their careers, but also for those who might need a mid-career boost.
- Om-Kalthoom Bashmailah - Cast Assistant and Director's Assistant
- Manon de Reeper - Programme Director, Start with 8
- Niamh Fagan - Producer, Lunar Pictures
- Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor - Producer, Joi Productions
- Maria Zani - mentee on Step Up
Moderator - Briony Hanson, Director of Film, British Council
Fri 9 July – 2pm BST / 3pm CEST
Delve into the world of Andrea Arnold’s Cannes Premiere film COW, with producer Kat Mansoor.
Sat 10 July – 10am BST / 11am CEST
Join Director Eva Husson and producer Elizabeth Karlsen to hear about the making of their Cannes Premiere film MOTHERING SUNDAY.
Sat 10 July – 4pm BST / 5pm CEST
offers fascinating behind-the-scenes insights into the making of his documentary THE STORMS OF JEREMY THOMAS, showing in Cannes Classics
Sun 11 July – 4pm BST / 5pm CEST
TALENT TALK: Producer Tracy O’Riordan takes us into the world of writer/director Clio Barnard’s Directors’ Fortnight film ALI & AVA
PRE-CANNES EVENT IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SCREEN DAILY:
Recording available on our website soon:
Thursday 1 July Screen Talk
The New Deal: The Changing world of Sales and Contracts
Presented with Screen Daily Talks
How are deals, contracts and business affairs changing in 2021 and beyond? The VOD platforms have had a huge impact on the film industry, not just with audiences but also behind the scenes changing what films sell, how and when. What are the current trends in sales for theatrical and VOD, how are minimum guarantees evolving, and what does every filmmaker need to know about contracts and rights? How do indie filmmakers navigate this complicated landscape?
- Wendy Bernfeld - Founder and Managing Director, Rights Stuff (Netherlands)
- Louisa Dent - Managing Director, Curzon Artificial Eye
- Christos Michaels - Partner and Head of Film, Lee & Thompson
- Ryan Kampe - Founder and President, Visit Films
Moderator - Wendy Mitchell, Contributing Editor, Screen International
Neil Peplow, BFI Director of Industry & International Affairs, said, “We are looking forward to an exciting Cannes for the UK industry with nine films in the official selection, our new UK Global Screen Fund supporting sales companies with films premiering in the festival and a partnership with the Cannes Producers Network providing opportunities for UK producers to make new connections. Our virtual UK Film pavilion and programme of talent talks with filmmakers in the festival and panel discussions with international professionals will be freely accessible to all, covering important topics from the work tackling bullying and harassment to sustainability in film production, building talent networks, changes in the business affairs landscape and how the new UK Global Screen Fund is supporting UK films to reach new international markets.”