Armed with a Flip camera, I have captured elements of some of the various panel sessions and opening night at TMFA 2010, which was held at The Roundhouse in London.
Louise Benson at the opening night
Peter Bazalgette at the opening night
Will Gompertz – opening night Question Time
Jeremy Hunt, Culture Secretary
Old Money New Commissioning
Mark Thompson – Arts + TV + Internet = ? Panel
Here’s the overview of The Media Festival Arts:
The Media Festival Arts in partnership with Arts Council England and the UK Film Council will offer cutting edge content fusing the digital agendas of the arts, film, media and technology. The festival was conceived to provide an environment in which media and arts professionals can meet, share and discuss new opportunities created a rapidly evolving digital media landscape.
The festival content will reflect the relationship between creative innovation, digital revenue streams and adding value to existing core activities. It will demonstrate how digital innovation can lead to mutually beneficial cross industry partnerships and new creative and commercial opportunities.
This festival aims to work towards a new settlement for public access to culture, to build a new public digital cultural space for the UK. The arts and the media industries need to talk and learn about shared possibilities, shared standards, shared technical solutions, and shared visions for what public service media can look like in the digital age.
Attending this three-day event (September 8-10, Roundhouse, London) means that you have the opportunity to network with hundreds of arts, media and technology bosses. The delegate list already has some of the big names in the industry. Also, this is your chance to find out how arts can collaborate with the media and broadcast industries to deliver 360-degree public service content as well as hearing about what available funding and investment opportunities are available for creative research and development.
I really cannot wait. I will be blogging during the conference, but I strongly encourage you to be part of the conversation especially if you are passionate about the arts, film and media. So if you can make it there, why not? Martian Landing readers get a 25% VIP discount. Just quote MARS25 when you register and hopefully see you there.
I’m so excited to be going to The Media Arts Festival this 8-10 September at The Roundhouse in London. And you lucky Martian Landing readers can get a 25% VIP discount by quoting MARS25 when you register.
This is your chance to be part of ongoing conversations on making digital collaboration happen in the arts, media and film. TMFA 2010 is the only event bringing together the arts and media sectors to outline the potential for collaboration, skills exchange and partnership.
Peter Bazalgette, Deputy Chairman, English National Opera & Media Festival Arts Chair said: “At the Media Festival Arts you’ll hear from some of the most imaginative pioneers in the online world.”
The Media Festival Arts promises to address the critical questions facing arts, film and media businesses at a time of widespread change. As the new government beds in, and announces cuts, restructuring and economising of public funding mechanisms, and disruptive technologies continue to radically alter the way in which audiences consume, engage with and share content, the festival will bring together stakeholders from across the industries to discuss and debate the pressing issues faced by all, and find practical solutions to the challenges that lie ahead.
Key themes that will be discussed at the Festival:
- Monetising digital content
- Creative applications of digital content
- Creating compelling online brand experiences
- Social gaming
- Developing interactive arts engagement
- Apps and the arts
- Meet TV and multiplatform arts commissioners
- Public service arts content
- Digital content sponsorship
- Digital rights negotiation and management
- Project Canvas
- Transforming digital audiences into live audiences
- Driving innovation through technology
- Getting to grips with Search Engine Optimisation, CRM and e-tailing
For more information, have a look at TMFA2010. Remember to take advantage of your VIP Martian Landing discount! Hope to see you there.