The Event Cinema Association’s annual ECA Conference & Awards will be taking place in London on Friday 3 February 2017 at the QE11 Centre near Parliament Square in Westminster.
Now in its 4th year, the conference is the only event of its kind in the world and aims to bring together the brightest and best of the Event Cinema industry to network, exchange best practice and for the first time, to experience a product presentation of Event Cinema content offered by ECA distributor and content producer members. ECA members will be showcasing their upcoming content for 2017 to 300+ delegates from over 20 territories worldwide.
In addition the ECA will be recognising excellence in exhibition, distribution and outstanding contribution via the ECA Awards. These awards are highly coveted and aimed at growing this most singular and exciting of industries. The ECA’s Box Office Awards alone are a highlight of the day and Nick Wallis, presenter of BBC1’s The One Show will once again be presenting the awards.
Melissa Cogavin, Managing Director said, “In 2017 we’ll be 5 years old, and we felt the time was right to tweak the format of this year’s event to give more attention to the actual Event Cinema content we see on our screens, which is beautiful and highly produced.” She added, “This year we are providing a number of useful and informative training sessions on a diverse range of subjects. Creative Skillset has kindly part-funded this year’s training day as part of their mission to support areas of the media industry where they recognise a skills shortage, so we are hugely grateful for that.”
Isabelle Fauchet of the ECA said, “We want to cater for our diverse membership by offering sessions for newcomers as much as experienced professionals, and provide all the networking and commercial opportunities we can in a single day so our delegates feel all bases are covered.”
Amongst a packed day of workshops, ‘An Event Cinema Masterclass’ will be aimed at students, graduates and 2nd jobbers looking to learn more about this sector, and will provide established players with a pool of high calibre talent to network with on the day. Also there will be workshops on the ‘Art of Negotiation’, ‘Training the Supply Chain’ and an intense hour titled ‘Pushing The Boundaries’ exploring novel and unique events and achievements in this sector in the last 12 months.
Watch interview highlights from the last ECACon London!
What is the role of the ECA and ECACon?
What are the challenges facing the industry?
What is the future of event cinema?
Featuring interviews with:
Brian Keating, The Tower Digital Arts Centre - United Kingdom
Jamie Woglom, Fathom Events - United States
James Dobbin, National Amusements - United States
Kymberli Frueh, Fathom Events - United States
Maria Bezenkova, Nevafilm - Russia
Melissa Cogavin, Event Cinema Association (ECA) - United Kingdom
Paul Visser, Amsterdam Booking Company (ABC) - Netherlands
Scott Glosserman, Gathr - United States