The Department of Media Production and Faculty of Media & Communication at Bournemouth University is piloting an annual event for the media industries, educators, students and public on Dorset’s beautiful South Coast.

Bringing together talent and experience from across the film, TV, online and events sectors, the three days will host talks and panel discussions, presentations of new work and the latest technology, hands-on workshops, and room to rub shoulders with fellow professionals and new talent. Come along and contribute, watch, listen and meet! 

The event takes place across Bournemouth University’s Talbot Campus, home to the Poole Gateway Building and its cutting-edge production and post-production facilities.

Free to attend, open to everyone

The free festival is open to staff and students from BU and other HEIs, the public, and to professionals and representatives of industry bodies:

  • Media professionals: While the Festival celebrates media excellence in general, we are particularly focused on the future of media production, content and talent. Our commitment to inclusive, positive and responsible cultural industries means that the Festival is keen to encourage discussion and debate around positive working, cultural developments in media consumption, and the policies and working practices that underpin change in our industries.
  • Media employers: Our industries are talent-based and finding the right new talent is a challenge for any employer. The Festival can provide your company with a platform to promote and discuss your organisation’s work and the experience of working with you. 
  • Media researchers: As a university department, we not only develop fantastic new talent for the film, TV, online and events sectors, we actively research new developments in the creative industries and use media methods and technologies to research wider culture and society.

Please note: The below information indicates confirmed contributors at the time of writing.

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