So you've made a short film, or even a feature, but what next? How do you get it on a screen, and is that screen a cinema screen, a TV screen, or VOD? Our panel of distribution and exhibition experts discuss the routes your film could take once it's finished, and advise on why you need to think about your final audience before you even start shooting.

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Speakers include:

Lisa Brook (Chair: Director, Live Cinema UK)

Lisa Brook

Lisa is the director of Live Cinema UK and has worked in film exhibition for 8 years. Live Cinema UK is the country’s only organisation focused on bringing artists, exhibitors, distributors and producers closer together to create amazing experiential cinema events. Based in West Yorkshire, we curate innovative programmes and new art works inspired by the moving image, advising and partnering with cultural promoters regionally (Leeds International Film Festival, Screen Yorkshire, Sheffield Doc/Fest), nationally (BFI Film Audience Network, National Media Museum, This Way Up Conference) and now internationally (Motovun, Reykjavik and Wroclaw New Horizon Film Festivals, Alamo Drafthouse (USA)).
We collaborate with artists including DJ Yoda, Mica Levi, Norman Jay MBE, Reeps One, and Asian Dub Foundation, alongside a variety of digital, VR and performance artists, siting their work in exciting cinematic and non-cinematic festivals and venues. We also provide marketing and audience development consultancy for film festivals and distributors with recent campaigns including grassroots campaign work for I, Daniel Blake, and experiential events for Dad’s Army and Suffragette.
We also offer general film consultancy for film events including on-going programming, fundraising, marketing and development support for a range of exhibitors and festivals across the country, including Leeds International Film Festival, Sneaky Experience, The National Media Museum, the Lawrence Batley Theatre, and Square Chapel Centre for the Arts.

Craig Lawson (Producer, Tilt Media)

Craig Lawson

I have over twenty years' experience of working across the media and entertainment industries. I produce and develop a variety of film projects ranging from feature films, through to the production of communication films for businesses and educational/training projects for national clients such as the BFI, Into Film, British Council and other regional agencies across the UK.
I founded Access Moving Image in 2003 with the goal of incubating creative talent from non-traditional backgrounds and finding new voices for the film and TV industries. I co-founded Tilt Content Ltd in 2017 with a significant slate of creative properties and steered the company into a series of co-production relationships to better develop and produce original authored content for cinema, broadcast and digital streaming platforms. I negotiated the sale of 'Let There Be Rock', a feature length screenplay written by Irvine Welsh and his long-term collaborator Dean Cavanagh, to Temple Hill Entertainment (The Twilight Saga, Maze Runner franchise, the upcoming First Man) and Gold Circle Films (Pitch Perfect franchise, My Big Fat Greek Wedding). We are also working with Sony Pictures Television, Fulwell 73, Salon Pictures and BBC Studio.

Gage Oxley (Director, Oxygen Films)

Gage Oxley

Gage Oxley is an award-winning writer and director of short and feature-length films, tackling challenging subjects and working with both national and international charities to create gripping drama films ranging on topics of mental health, sexuality and gender identity. He is the managing director of non-profit, community interest production company Oxygen Films, and has premiered content internationally to critical acclaim. Gage is an ambassador for diversity at ITV, and has been nominated for Positive Role Model in the LGBT Category at the National Diversity Awards in 2017 and 2018.

Ross Boyask (Creative Director, Evolutionary Films)

Ross Boyask

Ross is creative director at Evolutionary Films. In addition to his extensive experience in international sales on titles including the critically acclaimed MARGIN CALL and cult international hit IRON SKY, he is also an award winning genre filmmaker whose films have been released in more than 20 countries. Currently Ross has four features as director on wide release, including VENGEANCE which is due for release in the UK this September. Ross studied Media Production at the prestigious Bournemouth University, is well known on the film festival circuit and has strong relationships with international buyers.

Grace Alwyn Ashworth (Director, Found Films)

Grace Alwyn Ashworth

Grace Alwyn Ashworth graduated from the Leeds Beckett - Northern Film School in 2006. She has directed various films including narrative, charity and client promos. Her short film 'Grass of Parnassus' received ‘Best Film’, ‘Audience's Choice Best Film’ and ‘Best Director’ at Limelight Short Film Festival 2013. In addition to focusing on creative projects, she works with corporate clients nationally. This includes helping to launch various new companies through video marketing and directing a cinema advert for Dragons Den winning company Accentuate. She is currently concentrating on screenwriting, and has studied with the Sundance Institute. She is set to film her latest short film in September 2018 and is in the midst of writing a new fantasy TV series.