Welcome to the Scotland Screen Summit 2016 - a forum for debate and discussion about the Scottish Film Industry.
The Scottish Screen Summit is a forum for debate and discussion open to everyone involved in the film industry and film culture in Scotland. Following on from the Summits at the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014 and 2015, and the half-day Summit at Glasgow Film Festival 2015, this Screen Summit is a one-day forum open to everyone involved and interested in the future of Scotland’s film and television sector – whether industrial or cultural – to come together to discuss and debate what that future can be.
Scotland’s Screen Summit will be held on the day of the opening Gala at EIFF, on Wednesday 15 June, between 9.30am and 3.30pm at 50 George Square, University of Edinburgh.
TIMETABLE: 15 June 2016, 50 George Square, University of Edinburgh
Doors open 9.30 am, for registration and coffees
10.00 Introductions, Welcome from Edinburgh College of Art, and Ken Hay, Centre for the Moving Image
10.10 Keynote: Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs
10.25 Keynote: John McCormick, Chair, Screen Sector Leadership Group
10.50 Morning breakout sessions
Exhibition Panel: Ken Hay (CMI) – Chair, Jonathan Coburn (Social Value Lab), Morvern Cunningham (Cinema for All), Jennifer Armitage (Creative Scotland), Sambrooke Scott (Film Hub Scotland)
Broadcasters/TV Panel: John Archer (Hopscotch Films) - Chair, Ewan Angus (BBC Scotland), Donald Campbell (MG Alba), David Smith (Matchlight), Jane Muirhead (Raise the Roof Productions)
Training Panel: Ashe Hussain (Freelance training adviser) – Chair, Alison Goring (BECTU Vision), James McKenzie (Screen Education Edinburgh), Paul Welsh (Scottish Film Talent Network), Kay Sheridan (Screen Academy Scotland)
Networking Lunch: 12.20 – 1.30
1.30 Afternoon breakout sessions:
Sustainability Panel: David Smith (Cultural Enterprise Office) – Chair, David Johnstone (WK Film Insurance), Eileen Byrne (Visual Impact), Sarah Drummond (LS Productions)
Equalities Panel: Hannah McGill (Journalist) – Chair, Hope Dickson Leach (Raising Films), David Archibald (University of Glasgow), Lizzie Francke (BFI), Nosheen Khwaja (Digital Desperados/GLITCH), Natalie Usher (Creative Scotland), Margaret Mary Murray (BBC Scotland)
Film Tourism panel: David Martin-Jones (University of Glasgow) – Chair, Jenni Steele (VisitScotland), Rosie Ellison (Film Edinburgh), Anna Rathband (National Trust for Scotland), David Taylor (Location Manager)
3.15 Wrap up and next steps
Scotland’s screen sector is facing a period of immense change, challenge and opportunity, including the development of the BFI’s new five-year plan, BBC Charter renewal, the establishment of the Screen Sector Leadership Group, more access to fiscal levers for the Scottish Government, the ongoing digital revolution for producers, distributors and consumers, and the perennial issues of industry skills gaps and talent drain. How do we maintain a competitive edge in this global market?
In December 2015, in response to a recommendation from the Scottish Parliament’s EET Committee, the Screen Sector Leadership Group was established, with John McCormick as chair and with representation from across the sector, to identify the key challenges and opportunities facing the sector and to create an action plan that would deliver genuine change. The Summit this year will focus of the work of the Screen Sector Leadership Group, and its findings from the last six months.
As well as a forum for discussion and debate, the day will have keynote speakers setting out their views on the issues Scotland’s screen sector should be considering. This is an opportunity for everyone to look at the current views and concerns of the industry, and to contribute to the debate of how we build a successful Scottish screen industry in the future.
The Summit is co-hosted by EIFF and Edinburgh College of Art, in partnership with the Screen Sector Leadership Group
Thank you to our funder Creative Scotland