2016 Festival Programme and Tickets

Thursday 20th October 2016

Audience and Technology Innovations


Xinhua Net: Film, Technology and Media in the A.I. Era

11:00 – 12:00

Venue: Broadway Cinema

The future is now!  Innovative developers at Xinhua Net will share their findings on the usage of bio-sensory technology in the arts in China, showcasing China’s first generation A.I. news reporter and discussing the potential long term impact it could have globally on the film industry.  They will explore the connections between investors, technology, and media/ film innovators and make a special announcement involving the Nottingham Screen Partnership.

Tickets: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/xinhua-net-film-technology-and-media-in-the-ai-era

Ningbo Microfilm Festival: The Landscape of Microfilm in China

12:00 – 13:00

Venue: Broadway Cinema

Representatives from the Ningbo Microfilm Festival will be presenting on the landscape of Microfilm in China.  Entering its first year in 2016, the Festival will be both introduced and internationally launched here by the delegates, opening up the opportunity to develop Chinese/UK film connections.

Tickets: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ningbo-microfilm-festival-the-landscape-of-microfilm-in-china

TECXIPIO: Data Developments in Global Film and Television Audience

14:00 – 15:00

Venue: Broadway Cinema

I.T. specialists and experts in tracking online copyright infringements, TECXIPIO, will be presenting on data technology, showing how piracy data can be analysed to generate market insights to make more informed decisions on future developments in commercial film productions.

Tickets: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tecxipio-data-developments-in-global-film-and-television-audience

Networking Session

15:00 – 16:30

Venue: Broadway Mezz Bar

A chance to mix with industry experts and business professionals during this valuable networking opportunity.

No tickets required for this event.

NSP Student Microfilm Screening – Official Selection

16:30 – 17:30

Venue: Broadway Cinema

The Official Selection from the Nottingham Screen Partnership Student Competition.  The microfilms have been curated by the NSP Panel, with category winners chosen by a jury of key industry professionals including Academy Award winning Sound Director and Designer, Gary Rydstrom; Emmy Award winning Production designer, Thomas A Walsh;  Executive  Producer for the multi-award winning Shiver (part of ITV Studios),  Mike Blair; and President of Xinhua Net –  Media Convergence Institute, Dr Yang Ming.  The winners from this afternoon’s selection will be announced at the NSP Gala Dinner during the Festival.

Tickets: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nsp-student-microfilm-screening-official-selection

Friday 21st October 2016

Microfilm Summit: Branded Content


Justin Kirby: The Changing Landscape of Media and Marketing

11:00 – 12:00

Venue: Lakeside Arts Centre, University Park

With an introduction by Paul Grainge, Professor of Film and Television Studies at the University of Nottingham, key note speaker Justin Kirby will be presenting on the changing media and marketing environment and the opportunities and challenges of branded entertainment.  Kirby is a branded content expert specialising particularly on the impact of interactive technologies in business and marketing.

Tickets: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/justin-kirby-the-changing-landscape-of-media-and-marketing

Developments in UK Online Shorts – Industry Panel and Q&A

12:00 – 13:00

Venue: Lakeside Arts Centre, University Park

Featuring a panel of experts from Skeleton Productions, Be Inspired Films and Fat Free Media; Cathy Johnson, Associate Professor in Culture, Film and Media at the University of Nottingham, will lead a discussion exploring how clients and content producers commission and create digital (video) shorts that people want to share, how to tell effective stories through digital content shorts, how to curate content in ways that make it available when the audience wants it and how to measure success in using digital content shorts.  The panel will be followed by a Q&A session where the audience can explore the subject further.

Tickets: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/developments-in-uk-online-shorts-industry-panel-and-qa

Surviving This Space – International Microfilm Business Models

14:00 – 15:30

Venue: Lakeside Arts Centre, University Park

Hosted by Min Rose, Senior Executive for the Asia Business Centre at The University of Nottingham, experts from Germany and China will present on the international landscape of branded entertainment and creative online shorts, with a particular focus on Europe and Asia.

Tickets: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/surviving-this-space-international-microfilm-business-models

NIM Festival Screenings – Audience Choice and Jury Selection Category Winners

16:30 – 17:30

Venue: Showcase Cinema

The official screenings for the Nottingham International Microfilm  Festival, featuring the  Category Winners including Audience Choice and Special Jury Award Selections. Over the course of the submission period, films were placed online to be selected by audience opinion, the top ranking films will be presented as Audience Choice.  Also included will be the NSP’s Special Jury Award selection.  The screening will also feature the Microfilm category winner of the Independent Days Film Festival in Karlsruhe, Germany.


Tickets: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nim-festival-screenings-audience-choice-and-jury-selection-category-winners

Cannes Lions Screening – Lions Entertainment Winners 2016

19:00 – 22:00

Venue: Showcase Cinema

Screenings of the 2016 Cannes Lions Festival winners for 2016, followed by a Q&A session led by Julian Stringer, Associate Professor in Film and Television Studies at the University of Nottingham, with Cannes Lions representatives discussing their festival of creativity and the development of the Branded Content category. The screening will also feature the Grand Prix winner –  a VR film which the audience will be able to view using Google cardboards.

Tickets: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cannes-lions-film-festival-screening-branded-content-winners-2016

Saturday 22nd October 2016

Professional Development Day


Microfilm in Action – Session 1

12:00 – 13:00

Venue: The National Videogame Arcade

Earlier this year, Nottingham based director Jordan McGibney was awarded a commission through Expedia and the National Film Festival for Talented Youth, based in Seattle, to create a Microfilm celebrating Nottingham as a travel destination which has since been broadcast through Youtube and the Expedia network.  Following the screening of the film, Jordan and NFFTY creative CEO Stefanie Malone, will be talking to Faith Blakemore, Direction of the NIM festival, about the process of commissioning content, working with brands and bringing creative value to online video content.

Tickets: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/microfilm-in-action-session-1

International Self-Distribution and Big Data Panel

14:00 – 15:00

Venue: The National Videogame Arcade

Hosted by Markus Kambeck, CEO of kambeckfilm GmbH and founder of MEKA network, Karlsruhe; Laura Turner Garrison, Lead of Original Development at Vimeo, New York, and Steve Benford, a Professor at the University of Nottingham working with Big Data and technology developments,  will be discussing the process of self-distribution through internet platforms and the intrinsic value of Big Data to support internet success.

Tickets: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/international-self-distribution-and-big-data-panel

Prosecution of copyright infringements in Germany  – A success story?

15:00 – 16:00

Venue: The National Videogame Arcade

Nico Arfmann, lawyer and IP specialist from Karlsruhe, Germany, will be exploring the prosecution of copyright infringements in P2P networks from German side in the last ten years, including how legislation has evolved from law enforcement being virtually impossible, to a strengthening of civil rights for the copyright holders which has led  to a rapid decline in infringement cases.  Nico will also discuss the response from internet users, including the founding of the political party “Piraten Partei (Pirate Party)”.

Tickets: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/prosecution-of-copyright-infringements-in-germany-a-success-story

Microfilm in Action – Session 2

16:30 – 17:30

Venue: The National Videogame Arcade

Narrated by actor Tom Hiddleston, and showcasing the acting skills of UK young talent, short film WillShake is a reimagined adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry V, specially designed to introduce children to Shakespeare’s work for the first time.  Following a screening of the film, Faith Blakemore, Director of the NIM Festival, will be speaking with director Joe Talbot, as he discusses developing the creative concept, working with promotional and educational content and the process of funding required to bring such a well known story back to life for a new generation.

Tickets: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/microfilm-in-action-session-2