Morning Coffee & Panel Discussions

Join us for an intimate Q&A session with this year’s Official Selection filmmakers as they discuss industry relevant topics such as Funding Your Film, Navigating a Film Festival, Bringing a Script to the Screen and the importance of Directing and Style. This event will run at City Screen Basement with visiting delegates and film aficionados alike, the panel is an ideal way to kick off your day of festival events – networking over a relaxed cup of coffee.

Understanding the Process: From Script to Screen

Wednesday 8 November, 11.00 – 12.00
City Screen Basement

Hear from emerging and established practitioners about the integral nature of screenwriting. Developing scripts into compelling dialogue is one of the key elements necessary to any successful piece of work, whether it be drama or comedy. Join our dynamic team of filmmakers as they answer any questions you might have about writing for short format.

Navigating the Festival Landscape: New Opportunities

Thursday 9 November 11.00 – 12.00
City Screen Basement

This panel discussion will consider the importance of film festivals within the wider cinematic ecosystem. Whether your reason for attending is for networking, showcasing your work or building wider collaborative connections, learn more about the importance of these international events within the market and how they create opportunities.

Exploring Digital Technology: New Platforms in Film

Friday 10 November 11.00 – 12.00
City Screen Basement

Participation in this unique event is essential to anyone wanting to learn about the exciting new developments in technology, and how this is affecting the industry. With real-life examples that cover unprecedented topics in the future of filmmaking, our panel highlights the entrance of VR and the impact of digital distribution sites such as Netflix and Vimeo.

Discussing Methods of Funding: Top Tips from Filmmakers

Saturday 11 November 11.00- 12.00
City Screen Basement

Filmmakers from all walks of life are faced with the issue of researching, writing and structuring funding applications. This panel comments on the importance of these sources and how to secure them in order to develop your work. They will comment on budgeting, how to plan and organise your finances, and the introduction of online platforms.

Learn from Official Filmmakers: Creating a Directorial Style

Sunday 12 November 11.00- 12.00
City Screen Basement

Establishing a personal style and carving a unique stamp on the industry has helped numerous filmmakers exceed their expectations and become a recognised name. This session examines sources of inspiration and how these have influenced our talented list of filmmakers. Listen to them discuss future plans and projects.

Terms and conditions:

Times and Venues

Event details, including speakers, times and venues are subject to change.

Collecting Tickets

Upon purchasing your Festival Pass and / or Event Tickets, you will receive a receipt by email. This receipt is not your pass or ticket, and must be exchanged for a pass or ticket at the Festival Hub at Visit York.

The Festival Hub will be open from 12:00 on Tuesday 7 November 2017, then from 9:00 - 17:00 Thursday 8 - Sunday 12 November 2017. Tickets cannot be collected before this time.

Entry to Venues

Seating at screenings is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating is not reserved at screenings, and a Festival Pass or ticket does not guarantee you a seat at your chosen screening.

Festival staff will be present at all venues, and will be able to advise you on venue capacity and available seats when you arrive.

Restricted Screenings

Please note that the majority of screenings will be certificate 12A with some certificate 15.

A special Family Friendly programme will be screened throughout the Festival. Family Friendly screening 1 is suitable for young children, while Family Friendly 2 & 3 are suitable for children aged 8+. Please see the festival programme for Family Friendly screening times.

Student Tickets

Please note that in order to purchase a Student Ticket, you must have a valid student card as proof of ID. The student card must be valid during the festival and must be shown in order to collect your Festival Pass. Festival Passes with a student discount cannot be issued without a valid student card.

Refund Policy

For information regarding refunds and deliveries, view our Refund and Delivery Policy.