Crossover Labs and Sheffield Doc/Fest invite creative businesses and freelancers working in digital media across West Wales and the Valleys to apply for a 2 day bespoke conference and unique mentoring opportunity
We are inviting applications from creative professionals from diverse disciplines, including film and TV production, animation, games, theatre, web design and new media, willing to share an understanding of a rapidly-changing mediascape.
Convergence Catalyst will train digital media professionals in creating long term sustainable careers in the Creative Media Industries, able to create their own opportunities and engage directly with consumers, rather than waiting for traditional commissions, and so reaping longer-term and larger profits
The conference will include seminars and discussions led by internationally-respected experts on:
- Commissioning and Producing for Convergence
- The Future of Distribution
- What does convergence mean for the Welsh creative industries?
- Cross-media idea development
- New media business models
- Transmedia Storytelling.
- Working with Higher Education
- How to Plan a Cross-Platform Production
- Making the most of what is around you: Games and the ARG
- Exporting Creativity
- Your fans, family and friends are your funders
The conference will also include networking time with experts and alumni from Crossover Labs and Doc/Fest’s MeetMarket.
NEW LOCATION - Convergence Catalyst takes place at Brangwyn Hall in Swansea, on December 1st and 2nd.
Slava Rubin (IndieGoGo)
Sean Coleman (Red Kingdom)
Marc Goodchild (Formerly Head of Interactive at BBC Childrens)
Mark Atkin (Documentary Campus)
Emily James (Leftfield Films)
Peter Gerard (Distrify)
Jo Roach (Multimedia Exec Producer)
Simon Smith (BBC Academy)
Jeanie Finlay (Glimmer Films)
Alex Connock (PRETEND)
Roger Graef (Films of Record)
Al Morrow (Met Film)
Siobhan O'Flynn (Transmedia Consultant, Toronto)
Mandy Rose (Collab Docs)
Heather Leach (Ginger Army)
Speakers will continue to be confirmed in the coming weeks, so watch this space!