Speakers Announced for This Way Up Conference


This Way Up takes place at Glasgow Film Theatre 29 and 30 November

Film exhibition innovation conference This Way Up announces its 2016 programme and speakers. Held at the newly refurbished Glasgow Film Theatre, the two-day event (29 and 30 November) will welcome UK and European delegates to an inspiring and thought-provoking programme jam-packed with workshops, panel discussions and keynotes.

Keynote Speakers are: Bobby Allen (VP Business Development, MUBI), Johanna Koljonen (Swedish broadcaster, author, critic and media analyst), and Dawn Walton (Founder/Artistic Director, Eclipse Theatre Company – the UK’s principal Black-led national touring company). The conference will be steered by Scottish creative consultant and co-founder of Creative Dundee, Gillian Easson, who joins as MC and facilitator.

This year’s ‘In Conversation’ will present Oscar-winning US documentary filmmaker Roger Ross Williams - whose latest documentary feature, Sundance Film Festival winner, Life, Animated screens at GFT from 9 - 11 December – in conversation with BBC Radio Scotland presenter Janice Forsyth.

Other speakers and panellists include GFT's Allison Gardner (Head of Cinemas) and Jodie Wilkinson (Public Engagement Officer).

To explore the full programme and speaker information click here.

Delegate passes are priced £130. BFI Film Audience Network members can apply for bursary support from their respective Film Hubs. To purchase your two-day pass click here.

Jointly organised by three hubs within the BFI’s Film Audience Network: Film Hub Scotland, Film Hub North, and Film Hub North West Central. TWU 16 also welcomes the BFI, Creative Scotland and the British Council as event partners, as well as the support of Veezi, Barco and Creative Europe. Screen International is Official Media Partner.


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