The #ThisWayUp22 programme is something special. In a time of mounting difficulties, and significant recent losses, it has been designed as a space to embrace our challenges together, while championing the cultural value of our independent cinema sector.

This year’s themes – The Business of Culture, The Joy of Film, Fresh Thinking and Community Building - will present an umbrella for inspiring sessions to help us assess where we are now, and carve a path forward.

This Way Up is excited to share a few of the highlights that we think you won’t want to miss.

💼  Join BFI’s Head of UK Audiences, Ben Luxford in conversation with Allison Gardner (CEO, Glasgow Film) to hear about BFI's upcoming funding priorities on the back of Screen Culture 2033, with open space for feedback and questions.

☀️ Catch a screening of EIFF Audience Award-winning feature, Hassen Nazer’s Winners (Barandeha), the UK’s submission to International Feature Award at the 2023 Oscars, the night before the conference (8pm, 29 Nov).

🌱 Learn how AI-powered audience modelling under development in Denmark, Norway, Germany and the Netherlands could revolutionise distribution strategies in the UK.

🤝 Explore cinema’s role in a growing movement which sees evermore programmers, artists and the public accessing regional and national film archives.

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