We Need to Talk About Children’s Film – Event at BAFTA

Posted on: Monday 24 March 2014 12:36pm

Main Content Inline SmallLast chance to book into this BAFTA event in association with the Children’s Media Foundation – exploring the lack of films made for children and families in the UK.

Venue: BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LN
Date: Wednesday 26th March
Time: 6.45 – 9 pm
Register here

Tickets are free to BAFTA members, Children’s Media Foundation Patrons and Supporters and £5 to others.

Briony Hanson, Director of Film for the British Council, chairs a discussion on why so few films for kids are developed by independent producers in the UK.

The panelists are:
Justin Johnson (surveying the UK Kids scene for BFI)
Linda James (Film Producer, and Board member of the CMF)
Rupert Preston (Producer and Distributor of Horrid Henry)
Jocelyn Stevenson (Producer of Moshi Monsters, The Movie)

Panelists will discuss why so few children’s or family scripts are put forward for BFI funding, the difficulties of competing no space in distribution and marketing, how other territories stimulate their kids sector, and where the broadcasters fit in.

More information on the CMF website.