ASFF 2017 Networking Sessions

ASFF’s Networking Sessions provide an opportunity to interact with film aficionados and experts alike. Delegates from many UK film and media institutions will be in attendance at every session. Find out more about the sessions and explore the speaker profiles of the industry professionals who be attending the Networking Events at ASFF.


Sessions

Networking Session 1

Networking Session 1

Friday 10 November,
11:00 - 12.30
Dean Court Hotel

In attendance: Tamsin Beevor (Forum Cinema Hexham), Christine Hogan (Make It York), Stuart Page (York St John University), Christine Morrow (Northern Ireland Screen), Anna MacDonald (London Film Academy).

Networking Session 2

Networking Session 2

Friday 10 November,
13:30 - 15:00
Dean Court Hotel

In attendance: Daniel Clifford (The Customs House), Justin Edgar (104 Films), Ruth Heritage (They Eat Culture), Sally Joynson (Screen Yorkshire).

Networking Session 3

Networking Session 3

Saturday 11 November,
11:00 - 12:30
Dean Court Hotel

In attendance: Isabelle Croissant (HOME), Lou Phelps (BFI NET.WORK)

Networking Session 4

Networking Session 4

Saturday 11 November,
13.30 - 15.00
Dean Court Hotel

In attendance: Jonny Tull, Maria Caruana Galizia (Candle and Bell), Colin Pons (Studio of the North).

Networking Session 5

Networking Session 5

Sunday 12 November,
12:00 - 13:30
Dean Court Hotel

In attendance: Robbie Gibbon, Charles Cecil (Revolution Software).


Delegates 2017

Anna MacDonald

Anna MacDonald

Joint Principal and Founder, London Film Academy

Anna keeps the wheels at LFA turning, ensuring that the Academy remains innovative, inspiring and cutting edge. Whether dealing with the Academy’s day-to-day running, business development or the distribution of films made by LFA students, graduates and partners, Anna is always looking for development.

Charles Cecil

Charles Cecil

Founder, Revolution Software

Awarded the status of “Industry Legend” by Develop magazine, Charles Cecil has more than 30 years’ experience in the video games business. The founder of Revolution Software, one of the world’s leading game companies, he has a particular interest in the narrative and aesthetic aspects of interactive entertainment.

Christine Hogan

Christine Hogan

Make It York

Christine is based in the Business Team at Make It York and leads on attracting inward investment to the city. Christine works closely with businesses from initial point of enquiry right through to soft landing and aftercare, working with companies to support their decision making through a range of services.

Christine Morrow

Christine Morrow

Short Film Executive, Northern Ireland Screen

Christine began working for Northern Ireland Screen in January 2004. She is currently working on several initiatives through the Northern Ireland Screen BFI Net.Work initiative. Shorts to Features is a development scheme encouraging the development of proof-of-concept short films with a view to eventual feature production.

Colin Pons

Colin Pons

Course Leader, MA Filmmaking, Sheffield Hallam University

Colin has worked in a variety of roles in the UK film and TV industry over the last 25 years, building up a range of skills that he regularly shares, often working with first time directors and producers. Key elements of these roles are the development, financing, production and mentoring of television and feature films.

Daniel Clifford

Daniel Clifford

The Customs House

Daniel manages a range of projects as part of the Learning and Participation department at The Customs House, South Shields. He is responsible for film initiatives aimed at those aged 25 years and under including Custom Reels, a young people’s production team for which Daniel acts as producer.

Isabelle Croissant

Isabelle Croissant

Programme Manager, Digital & Creative Development, HOME

Isabelle works at HOME, Manchester’s new international multi arts venue. She programmes and produces events and schemes that aim to showcase and develop creative talents and forge connection between practitioners in all creative sectors. She also manages Filmed Up, HOME’s regular regional short film night.

Jonny Tull

Jonny Tull

Film Programmer, Tyneside Cinema

Jonny Tull is Film Programmer at the Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle upon Tyne. Jonny has worked at the popular venue since 1994, and before his current specialist role in Film Programmer Jonny’s role combined programming with leading the marketing and sales teams at the Tyneside.

Lou Phelps

Lou Phelps

BFI NET.WORK

Lou works across the British Film Institute’s new talent initiative, the BFI NET.WORK. Every year NET.WORK invest £3 million of National Lottery funding in emerging filmmakers. The funding goes towards short film production, first feature development and training programmes.

Maria Caruana Galizia

Maria Caruana Galizia

Candle & Bell

Maria produces films through her company Candle & Bell. She has produced 6 short films including the multi award winning “A Six and Two Threes” and has two feature films in development. In 2017 it was named one of the Top 50 Emerging Creative Companies in England by Creative England.

Robbie Gibbon

Robbie Gibbon

Editor

Robbie has worked as an editor and assistant editor on productions including Face of an Angel, The Trip, Mad Fat Diary, The Casual Vacancy, and is currently working on Doctor Who. Outside of his editing work, Robbie continues to develop his own projects collaborating and developing relationships with filmmakers.

Stuart Page

Stuart Page

Associate Dean: Development, Faculty of Arts, York St John University

Stuart Page is the Associate Dean for Development in the Faculty of Arts at York St John University. An interest in global urban cultures has allowed Stuart to engage in undergraduate and postgraduate delivery in China, Japan and Poland. Stuart’s other teaching and research interests are in the areas of gender and sexuality.

Tamsin Beevor

Tamsin Beevor

Manager, Forum Cinema Hexham

Tamsin Beevor is manager of the single screen community-owned Forum Cinema Hexham.. She was involved in the purchase of the cinema by Hexham Community Partnership in 2007, the introduction of digital technology and screening of event cinema, and the launch of the Wide Skies Film Festival in June 2016.