2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Festivals on the Big Screen: A Global Opportunity?

Wednesday, March 16
12:45PM - 1:45PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 8C
531 E 4th St

Live and repeat screenings of theatre, opera and classical music accounts for $29 million (18.7%) of all UK cinema box office (BFI Statistical Yearbook 2014). 'Popular music' concerts, however, only account for 0.5%.

Our panel explore the potential for popular music to hit the big screen internationally, replicating the festival experience in cinemas and pop up screens around the world. With music festival tourism on the rise, we talk through a hypothetical live stream event, including tech planning, licensing and international PR opportunities, questioning whether festival festival growth abroad can start with a big screen audience at home.

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Barry Rebo at SXSW

Barry Rebo

Managing Dir

Direct Cinema North America

The three companies I founded over the past decades all realized one common goal - they changed the way television & film was produced, distributed, and exhibited as well as revisited the underlyin...

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Lisa Brook at SXSW

Lisa Brook


Live Cinema UK

Lisa is the director of Live Cinema UK: the country's only organization focused on bringing artists, exhibitors, distributors and producers closer together to create amazing experiential cinema exp...

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Marc Allenby at SXSW

Marc Allenby

Dir of Distribution

Picturehouse Entertainment


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