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This Way Up 16 - Keynote Speakers and Themes Announced

We’re pleased to announce the keynote speakers and emerging themes for the third edition of This Way Up which takes place at Glasgow Film Theatre on 29 & 30 November 2016.

A two-day conference on film exhibition innovation, TWU16 will explore new ideas in audience behaviours, look at emerging trends, and discuss the future of cinema.

This year’s Keynote Speakers are: 

  • Bobby Allen – Vice President of Business Development at MUBI, a curated online cinema hosting cult, classic, independent, and award-winning movies. Bobby has previously worked for Celluloid Dreams, MTV Films Europe and Film Four Ltd. 
  • Johanna Koljonen – Swedish Broadcaster, Author, Critic and Media Analyst. Joanna is Editor of the Nostradamus Project, an annual report which predicts future trends in cinema consumption, exhibition and distribution.
  • Dawn Walton – Founder/Artistic Director of Eclipse Theatre Company – the UK’s principal Black-led national touring company. With Eclipse Dawn recently launched Revolution Mix with the aim of provoking major change, tackling inequality and creating a lasting legacy.

The Keynote Speakers will present a quartet of provocation addresses to inspire and reflect on these core themes: 

  • The Problem of Abundance – Super-Saturated Cinema Audiences
  • The Future of Storytelling – Virtual & Augmented Reality
  • Hacking the Back Office – Design-Led Film Exhibition
  • The Power of Place – Rural, Urban, Community & Pop-Up

The full line-up and schedule will be revealed in October but in the meantime book your Delegate Pass now!

16 September 2016

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