Producers and broadcasters have been invited to the first China-UK Film & TV Conference at London’s Institute of Directors.


The two-day event, which gets underway on Sunday with an opening ceremony attended by China’s vice premier Madam Liu, is designed to foster a sustainable bilateral film co-production platform for Chinese and British industry executives.

Top executives from Chinese companies including Wanda Group, Bona Pictures and Perfect World are due to attend.

Featuring six sessions including Similarities and differences between the UK and China, IPTV and VoD Opportunities in China and presentations from leading companies, the event will offer an opportunity for producers and investors to forge ties with Chinese partners.

To register to attend the free event visit

China-UK Film & TV Conference Program

Sunday 20th September

09:00-10:00 Opening Ceremony

Ceremony opened by China’s Vice Premier Madam Liu; and the Vice Premier of the State Council, PRC; Tong Gang, Vice Minister of the China State Administration of Radio, Film & Television (SARFT); We will also welcome Wang Jianlin, Chairman of Wanda Group; Yu Dong, CEO of Bona Picture; Chen Ron, Chairman of Perfect World,etc.

10:00-12:00 Networking

Monday 21st September

09:00 – 10:30 Seminar 1 – ‘Film Market Overview of China and the UK’

China and the UK are two of the world’s most influential film markets. High profile panellists will illustrate the preferences and characteristics of Chinese and UK audiences, the distribution protocols and the influence of marketing strategies on movie success. Highlighting an appreciation of each other’s filmmaking culture is the foundation for commercial success.

10:30 – 11:00 Presentation 1 - from two leading Chinese film/TV companies

11:15 – 12:30 Seminar 2 – ‘Co-production and Mutual Obligations’

Insiders will discuss the advantages and the pitfalls of co-producing with China. And how to co-produce films for the Chinese market, and abroad. Talent representation and management, exhibition and distribution

13:30 – 14:10 Seminar 3 - ‘Exhibition and Distribution: Similarities and Differences between China and UK’

In China, often the entirety of the market has been theatrical, in the UK it’s a much smaller part that has remained quite static. How do the current arrangements for distribution and exhibition of films affect the commercial success, the industry and its export potential in UK and China.

14:15 – 15:00 Seminar 4 – ‘Film Finance’

An introduction to the China UK film funds available, including valuable information covering how to build a pitch team to Chinese investors, how and where to look for funding, how to qualify investors, legal and structural obligations.

15:15 – 15:45 Presentation 2 - from two leading Chinese film/TV companies

15:45 - 16:45 Seminar 5 – ‘TV, IPTV & VOD Opportunities in China’

Due to its rapid growth, the Chinese VOD market attracts the attention of worldwide professionals from the world over. New key players in this booming industry will talk about their business strategies, present characteristics of the Chinese audience and share their experiences. Discussion on TV formats in the UK

17:00 – 18:00 Seminar 6 – ‘Advances in Technical Excellence’

Strategies and innovations in animation, visual effects, sound, and music. Are good visual effects in film necessary to reach an audience in both China and the UK these days

18:00 – 20:00 Beijing Night Cocktail Reception