On Saturday 7 July we held The Directors’ Festival 2018 at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London.
On a sweltering summer’s day, Directors UK members joined us for a programme full of fascinating sessions and plenty of mingling, eating, drinking — and football-watching.
We would like to thank everyone who came along and helped make it such a fantastic day. For anyone who wasn’t lucky enough to make it (or anyone who’d simply like to re-live the experience), we’ve collected all our live-tweets from the event below.
If you attended the Festival and want to help us make the next Directors’ Festival even better, please provide a comment with our Festival Feedback Form.
Scroll down the page for an overview of the day’s sessions, or head directly to each session via the links below:
- Working With Actors
- Factual Focus
- Directing Live!
- The Image of the Director
- Music Video Masterclass
- In Conversation with Douglas Mackinnon
You can also watch our highlights video below:
For the first session of The Directors’ Festival 2018, some of the cast of BBC One’s The Split spoke with the show’s director and executive producer Jessica Hobbs about the Actor/Director relationship.
This morning session covered creative control for factual directors, as well as the shifting - and sometimes altogether disappearing - director credit.
This morning session featured the return of Directing Live!, where we pit a group of industry experts against obstacle after obstacle during the filming of a hypothetical feature film.
In this afternoon session, our panel of experts discussed how to brand yourself as a director when applying for festivals, funding and online.
This afternoon session saw acclaimed directors from the world of music videos discuss their craft.
Our final session of the day saw Douglas Mackinnon, one of the most prolific directing names in UK High-end drama, in conversation with Bill Anderson.