UK Screen Agency Drinks Reception: A Unique Industry Event

In this exclusive event, Aesthetica Short Film Festival brings together representative and filmmakers from Creative England, Creative Scotland, Northern Ireland Screen and Ffilm Cymru Wales ­– uniting all four agencies under one roof.

Creative England’s ethos is built upon the aspiration for England’s talent and businesses to be the most successful and innovative in the world; providing a platform for new voices and generating jobs and economic growth that benefits the whole nation.

Northern Ireland Screen is a government-backed lead agency in Northern Ireland for the film, television and digital content industry, driving global growth through boosting the economy, celebrating their culture and enhancing children’s education.

Ffilm Cymru Wales supports Welsh or Wales-based writers, directors and producers, aiming to bring filmmakers and audiences together by encouraging more people to see more films in more venues.

 Creative Scotland is a public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here, distributing funding from the Scottish Government and The National Lottery.

These pioneering organisations collectively fund, connect, mentor, advocate and collaborate at all levels of the industry, from individuals and small independents to large internationals, creating the right conditions for success. As experts in their field, creatives attending the reception are at the forefront for talent development: this is your chance to meet with them and build connections with those who share your passion for film.

This individual event is a one-stop shop for filmmakers looking to engage with professionals from today’s leading businesses that support creative talent and boost their career. Set within the newly re-opened York Art Gallery, this is your chance to learn more about funding and opportunities for networking from fantastic industry representatives. Capacity is limited.

Saturday 5 November, 17:30 – 19:00 York Art Gallery

BAFTA qualifying ASFF 2016 runs from 3 – 6 November. For more information:

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1. ASFF 2015. Courtesy of Jim Poyner.