Consisting of a range of events over a 3 day period from 20-22 October, the 2014 NSP Screen Industries Forum welcomed delegates from the US, UK and China. Focusing on the theme of Disruptive Creativity Across Borders, the event looked to understand, challenge and address some of the issues facing the global screen industry.
October 20th 2014 saw the introduction of the Students Creativity and Talent Showcase followed by screenings of the entries into the 2014 NSP Student Microfilm Competition. We also held a colloquium entitled ‘The Screen Industries in China: Opportunities and Challenges’ which saw some key figures from academia in China discuss the Microfilm phenomenon that is sweeping the country. That evening we welcomed all the entrants as well as industrey professionals to a gala dinner and awards ceremony at the University of Nottingham where winners were revealed and celebrations undertaken.
Day 2 saw industry professionals come together to discuss the present situation for the global screen industry, seperating into 4 cluster groups which brought together expertise, knowledge and ideas from industry, academia and government. The groups addressed 4 questions:
- China: new models and platforms for collaborations
- New technology: diffusion, adoption, deployment, end users/audiences
- Education: how should we prepare the next generation of creatives and creative enterprises in the 21st century
- New markets, established players: tax relief, industry and government policy, cooperation across boundaries.
Following this day of discussion, professionals from across Nottingham came together with delegates for a networking evening hosted by Invest in Nottingham and Confetti Media, designed to develop conversations, business contacts and relationships.
The final day addressed the theme of Present Challenges; Future Opportunites – Shaping the Future. This allowed for conversations to come together into opportunities for project concepts to take development of the industry forward.