A warm welcome to the 7th annual Belfast Media Festival. We look forward to engaging with everyone who wants to help us debate and discuss the future of the broadcast and digital industries in Northern Ireland. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a student, a freelancer, working for a broadcaster or an indie, we invite you all to network and build your businesses and contacts. There will be ample opportunities during the festival and also afterwards at the unmissable Dark Horse networking drinks.
We are being joined by top industry names Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content, Ralph Lee, Deputy Chief Creative Officer, C4 and Damian Kavanagh, Controller BBC 3 Online.
We are also extremely delighted to be hosting the 2nd Annual RTS awards and introducing the 2016 Northern Ireland Comedy Writers’ Showcase.
What a line up!
Registration for the festival is now fully booked. If you still wish to attend the festival you can come along on the day to register, sessions will be subject to availability.
The Essential Guide to Online Short Form with Dan Foster
This is everything you need to know about creating great short form content. Learn about the different types of short form; how to create content, plan, and distribute material that stands out online and encourages people to share it
Delivered by Dan Foster – 10 year’s experience in digital marketing and has delivered digital training seasons across the UK with the BBC Academy.
Friday 18th Nov 9.30-11am
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If you already work or play with online storytelling and want to explore different interactive and multiplatform methods, then this workshop is for you. The session will also give you exclusive insight into some of the latest developments coming out of the BBC Research and Development department.
Delivered by Patrick Flavelle, Series Producer at the BBC Academy running the BBC’s hugely successful Digital Season.
Thursday 17th Nov 11.30-1pm
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Ade Rawcliffe runs the Creative Diversity team at Channel 4 where her role is to drive Channel 4’s 360°Diversity Charter through the organisation, including the Rio 2016 Paralympics. 2016 is Channel 4’s Year of Disability and Ade and her team have been responsible for doubling the number of disabled people who have appeared in some of our biggest shows like Gogglebox, Hollyoaks and The Island. They also progressed the careers of more than 20 disabled people already working in the industry on shows like Humans, Tattoo Fixers and 24 Hours in A&E.
Ade has worked in Features commissioning, where her commissions include: Daily Brunch, Ainsley Harriott’s Street Food, Britain’s Youngest Carers and Don’t Blame Facebook. She developed The Secret World of Lego.
Before joining Channel 4, Ade worked as a Producer across both the BBC and the independent sector with credits including Big Brother, Right to Reply, The Big Breakfast, Stars in Their Eyes,This Morning and A Question of Sport.
She is always looking for ways to develop diverse talent and plays a key part in Channel 4’s on-going commitment to reflecting the diversity of contemporary Britain in all its variety. Ade is a British Nigerian from Macclesfield and has worked in the North West of England, where she maintains close links.