‘Focus’ is an annual event aimed at adventure filmmakers, it aims to educate, inspire and entertain. The event is curated and hosted by adventure filmmaker Paul Diffley of Hot Aches Productions. The day-long event is a mix of panel discussions, presentations and informal industry networking. It is open to anyone working in, or aspiring to work in the outdoor media world.
1000 -1030 Coffee & Networking
1030- 1200 Panel Discussion, ‘Raising the Bar’ – Striving for Excellence in Adventure Film
Paul Diffley will chair a discussion on how filmmakers can elevate their work to achieve its maximum potential. The panel will include multi-award winning filmmaker, Ian Derry (‘Johanna Under the Ice’ ) and adventurer and filmmaker Ben Page (‘The Frozen Road’ ).
1200 – 1300 Lunch / Informal Networking
A buffet lunch will be provided. Please contact us if you have any special dietary requirements.
1300 – 1500 ‘How I Made’ – Stories from the other side of the lens
Filmmakers give a presentation describing how their film was produced. With behind the scenes stories, filmmaking secrets and a chance for Q&A, these informal sessions are not to be missed.
1300 How I Made ‘The Frozen Road’ by Ben Page
1400 How I Made ‘Johanna Under the Ice’ by Ian Derry
1500 – 1600 Drinks and Informal Networking
A chance to hang out and reflect on the day over a drink.
1600 – Close
There are 50 places on the event. 25 are reserved for filmmakers who’s films are featuring at the event, the other 25 are available to any aspiring filmmaker at a cost of £25. From this page you can register for one of the 25 paid places.