Creative Coalition Festival: Must-see sessions for those in the film & TV industry

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Last year saw the launch of our inaugural Creative Coalition Festival. This year, it’s back and returns bigger and bolder than ever, with more than 50 sessions hosted by over 200 creative leaders.

 Creative Coalition is the largest festival for the UK creative sector, and we cannot wait to welcome new and returning attendees for 3 days of online events, covering a diverse blend of ground-breaking discussions, inspiring panels, live performances, practical workshops and networking opportunities.

 The festival unites innovators, leaders and creators from across the UK, sharing thoughts and experiences on how to reimagine the future of our incredible Creative Industries. In this article, we hone in on those in the film & TV industry specifically, to spotlight the sessions that must not be missed over the course of the virtual event.

Calendars at the ready because here are some important details for your diary:


Session: Pigeonholed, Jed Mercurio

When: Tuesday 1st February, 12:40

What: Our Pigeonholed series interviews some of the most innovative and pioneering creatives in the UK, who refuse to be put in a box or professional pigeonholed. This session throws the spotlight on Jed Mercurio, leading television writer and showrunner, and creator of the BBC’s Line of Duty. Sit back and relax as Creative UK’s CEO, Caroline Norbury goes into conversation with Mercurio around an array of intriguing topics.


Session: Crew Night Quiz: The Ultimate Film & TV Quiz

When: Wednesday 2nd February, 19:00

What: Fancy yourself as the ultimate film buff? Think you know your movie trivia? Join the Crew Night Quiz where we’ll be firing out questions covering all eras, talents and genres – encompassing film and television – with a focus on productions filmed in England. It’s the taking part that counts but there are some fantastic prizes up for grabs – could they be yours?


Session: The Call for Crew

When: Thursday 3rd February, 13:10

What: Amidst the UK-wide Skills Review, join us to explore how can we develop a fully diverse and sustainable workforce across the country. This session will feature a panel of speakers who are involved in leading initiatives to grow and develop our world-class crew, hosted by Creative England’s Filming in England.

With the BFI providing key leadership in this area, the session will be chaired by the organisation’s Director of Industry & International Affairs, Neil Peplow. He will be joined by a number of other speakers who will be highlighting the success stories, schemes and initiatives that are supporting the production of huge qualities of diverse content all around the country right now.


Session: NFTs On Screen

When: Thursday 3rd February, 16:00

What: Discover more about NFTs and their future as a new way to finance, distribute and monetise screen projects. Learn from two filmmakers with NFT projects of their own, as well as a blockchain SME with all the technical know-how.


The Big Screen

When: Tuesday 1st-Thursday 3rd February

What: As well as the roster of must-see sessions above, we’ll also have the Big Screen open across all 3 days of the event. The Big Screen is the festival’s buzzing performance stage and entertainment hub – a place where audiences can go to fully immerse themselves in everything from music, theatre and dance, to short films and spoken word.

Content showing on the Big Screen will be consistently updated throughout the festival so you can access entertainment any time. Register now for updates and announcements on what to expect.


The Creative Coalition Festival 2022 is completely FREE to attend thanks to the valued support of our partners and sponsors but to secure your space, make sure to register now.

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