The BFI Media Conference 2017 brought together speakers from the film, TV, online and games industries with leading teachers and researchers in stranded optional sessions, as well as offering plenaries, special events and film screenings. This year’s highlights included plenary speakers Jay Hunt (currently Chief Creative Officer, Channel 4), Paul Mayeda Berges (Co-writer/producer Viceroy’s House, Bend it Like Beckham and many more!) and David Gauntlett (Professor of Creativity and Design and Director of Research, School of Media, Arts & Design, University of Westminster).
Industry sessions included speakers from the BBC and independent TV production, Altitude Film Distribution on Moonlight and Lady Macbeth, Criterion Games on Star Wars Battlefront - Rogue One: X-Wing VR Mission, plus film production, marketing and music video. Teaching sessions included innovative approaches to theory and practical work, plus new ideas for finding resources, dissecting TV genre, exploring ideology with experimental film, and investigating whether what we know about fake news is true. Research sessions included Nordic Noir in the UK, News, Social Media and Young Consumers and Ofcom’s Study of 8-17-year-olds, ‘Children’s Media Lives.’
Education Plenary — David Gauntlett, Professor of Creativity & Design and Director of Research, Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design, University of Westminster
TV Industry Plenary — Jay Hunt, Chief Creative Officer, Channel 4
Presentations from the BFI Media Conference 2017
2017 delegates were also able to access filmed speaker presentations online with the BFI Media Conference Catch Up Service until 30 September 2017.