After the huge success of last year’s event, the Cambridge Film Festival is thrilled to present the second edition of our Industry Day. This is a fantastic networking opportunity for filmmakers and film professionals in our region and beyond to create new relationships and learn new skills. Once again, we’re bringing together key partners from across the sector to benefit the filmmaking and exhibition industries. Please join us for this exciting event!
UNFORTUNATELY, WE ARE NOW FULLY BOOKED.
We are thrilled to open Industry Day with the premiere of our long-running and renowned ShortFusion film strand. ShortFusion showcases a diverse mix of short films from up-and-coming and established filmmakers, offering something for all audiences. We welcome the public and filmmakers alike to this inspiring event. It is not to be missed!
See here for ShortFusion programme.
BFI NETWORK X FILM HUB SOUTH EAST: SHORT FILM SHOWCASE
This showcase of short films funded by BFI NETWORK highlights the diverse, vivid, and unique stories being told by filmmakers in the South East. Transporting audiences across a spectrum of genres and forms, these short, perfectly formed tales highlight the storytelling range and massive filmmaking talent in the region.
The short films in this programme will be shown with Descriptive Subtitles and BSL interpretation will be provided for the introduction
BFI NETWORK X FILM HUB SOUTH EAST: SHORT TO FEATURE
BFI NETWORK South East Talent Executive Nicole Davis will host this Q&A with filmmaker Myriam Raja. They will discuss Myriam’s filmmaking journey from creating her BAFTA-nominated short Azaar to directing high-end TV like Netflix show Top Boy and developing boundary-pushing feature films through her authentic approach to storytelling on screen.
BSL interpretation will be provided for this talk
CFF’S ANNUAL STATE OF THE INDUSTRY PANEL
Our annual industry panel brings together professionals from across the sector to discuss the rapidly changing landscape of the film industry. Moderated by film critic and CFF Programmer Amon Warmann, the panel will discuss what has been a challenging year of SAG-AFTRA strikes in the USA, the effect of AI, the changing face of film criticism and the evolving role of film festivals.
We are pleased to welcome to the panel, International film critic and programmer Savina Petkova, producer and writer Helen Simmons and film festival consultant Wendy Mitchell.
BSL interpretation will be provided for this panel
To mark the end of the day, all attendees are welcomed to our Industry Day networking drinks. This is your chance to relax and chat with your fellow filmmakers and industry professionals in an informal setting.
Come and toast the end of another great Industry Day at the Cambridge Film Festival!
** Also on Industry Day **
FILM HUB SOUTH EAST: FILM FESTIVAL ROUNDTABLE
Film Festivals offer a veritable paradise for cinephiles: screening highly anticipated films before their release, offering the chance to watch extraordinary films that won’t be shown nearby again, as well as the opportunity to meet industry talent. However, building audience excitement and delivering a myriad of events in a short period of time is no easy task. Guest speakers include Jo Comino, Marketing Manager of Borderlines Film Festival, and Yi Wang, Festival Director of Queer East.
As part of Cambridge Film Festival’s Industry Day, Film Hub South East is organising training sessions for festival professionals within the region. Film Festival Roundtable attendees are also invited to attend CFF’s Annual State Of The Industry Panel (16:55-18:00) and Networking Drinks (from 18:00).
Cambridge Film Festival Industry Day is in partnership with