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Festival Diary, Thursday 28 July

Festival Daily Diary // Thursday 28 July

10:30 Seminar RADAR Music Videos: How To Get Representation Free Hospital Club
12:00 Guest Screening TenderFlix Programme Free Curzon Soho
12:30 Seminar Makers: Our Story Free Deluxe Soho
13:30 Guest Screening Curtocircuito (Spain) Free Tenderpixel
14:00 Guest Screening Kirin Beer Films Free Curzon Soho
14:30 Screening Hollyshorts Film Festival Showcase Free Deluxe Soho
15:00 Guest Screening Kerry Film Festival (Ireland) Free Tenderpixel
17:00 Seminar The Future of Music Video Free Apple store
17:30 Guest Screening La Noche De Los Cortos (Peru) Free Tenderpixel
19:00 Ceremony THE RUSHES AWARDS Invite  TBC
20:00 Party CLOSING NIGHT PARTY Invite  Studio Valbonne

10:30 | The Hospital Club | RADAR Music Videos Presents: How Do I Find Representation?

This session will take a look at how to progress your career as a music video director through getting representation via being signed to a production and/or distribution company. With a focus on those involved in the distribution and exhibition of music videos, this seminar is an opportunity to hear from a panel formed of leading industry professional’s including agents and production companies, plus you’ll also have the opportunity to hear from, and ask questions to, directors who’ve recently been through the process of being ‘signed up’.

The following panellists will be joining RADAR: Otis Bell (OB Management),  Mikey Lavelle (Shameless), Dave Grahamn (Crossfire Productions) and Caroline Clayton. The discussion will evolve around these questions:

From the dirctor’s point of vue:

Where do you start making a plan to get representation?
What do you do to get attention apart from writing to production coompanies?
If you are writing, how to do you get their attention?
How do you get representation if you’re abroad and you want to pitch in the UK?

From the Production Company, Representant and Manager point of vue:

Practically speaking, how interested can they be in new talent?
What do they want to see in reels? Do they want to see reels?
What’s the difference between being represented by a production company and an agent?

From the commissionner point of vue:

Are directors better off going direct to commissioners?
How do they find directors?

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12:30| Deluxe Soho | MAKERS: OUR STORY

Presented by Renderyard/ AMO Productions

A celebration of UK creative talent, this uplifting documentary shows the passion and commitment of a generation of new and existing filmmakers as they share their experiences working in a challenging industry. The documentary gives a rare insight into the work of the indie filmmakers who work outside of the Hollywood studio syndicates whose films are watched by millions all around the world.

The trailer is now available to view online at www.renderyard.com

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14:30 | Deluxe Soho | HollyShorts Film Festival Showcase

HollyShorts Film Festival (HSFF) features over 200 projects and highlights a host of stars and filmmakers including David Arquette, James Caan, John Dahl, James Franco, and Kirsten Dunst.  The 7th Annual HSFF will take place August 11-18, 2011 in Hollywood and will feature a marquee opening night, short film, webisode, music video, documentary, commercial and feature film screenings, industry panels and exclusive parties.

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17:00 | Apple Store | THE FUTURE OF MUSIC VIDEO

Hosted by Radar Music Videos

Exciting things are happening in the world of music videos. For starters, there are more bands around and nearly all of them needs or wants a music video. However, with labels working harder to make ends meet and less money being spent on most bands now, you can be sure music video directors are not making any kind of living from making music videos.

But we’re about to enter the era of connected TV, when our living room/bedroom/kitchen screens will also broadcast from the internet. Music videos are already one of the most popular forms of content on the internet and platforms such as Spotify have proven people can put up with advertising alongside their music consumption.

Are music videos about to become an important source of revenue for labels and artists – and maybe even music video directors? Caroline Bottomley from Radar Music Videos will be talking to the new distributors and content platforms, looking at what they are already bringing to the table and what the future holds for the music video.

Panellists including Jon Pike (Head of Music atVidzone), Richard Wheeler (Head of Music and Content Aquisition at VirginMedia) and Ciaran Bollard (CEO, MuzuTV) will be answering the following questions:

How important is music video on their platform – what prominence does it have?
Who is their market? – who is their competition?
Do rights owners earn from the promotion?
What are their objectives in regards to music video?
What is their selection process?
How do people get their music videos to them if relevant?
Where do they think the future of music video promo lies?

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About Soho Shorts

We celebrate the wealth of talent working across all genres of short format productions. For us that means anything under 45minutes including fiction, factual, animation, music video, and digital content in every degree. Year round Soho Shorts helps curate programme across the UK and internationally. Contact us if you want to team up.


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