• Guru LIVE

    Explore masterclasses, lectures and conversations with the leading names in film, TV and games! You'll get loads of advice and insights about your chosen industry from BAFTA-winners and nominees…people who really know what they're talking about.

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Keynote Lecture: Justin Kurzel

Keynote Lecture: Justin Kurzel

The Macbeth and Assassin's Creed director explores what it takes to build a career in filmmaking

Keynote Lecture: Kenton Allen

Keynote Lecture: Kenton Allen

Advice for working in TV from BAFTA-winning comedy producer and CEO of Big Talk Productions

Keynote Lecture: Tommy Palm

Masterclass: The Storytellers

Masterclass: The Storytellers

Creative teams behind British films Brooklyn and Theeb explore the creative and craft collaboration that shaped their stories

The Storytellers

The Storytellers

BAFTA-nominated games scriptwriters discuss writing for interactive realms

Sound Design of Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture

How to direct your first hour of television

How to direct your first hour of television

A host of established directors reflect on how they got their first break and how they now approach their craft

Masterclass: Producing a Debut Feature

Masterclass: Producing a Debut Feature

BAFTA-winning producer Tanya Seghatchian and a panel of debut producers discuss navigating a project from development to release

My first three years in television

My first three years in television

An industry panel shares advice for making the most out of your first three years working in TV

The Making of Lumino City

Masterclass: Peaky Blinders

Masterclass: Peaky Blinders

A craft-focused look at the BAFTA-winning drama's journey from script to screen

Casting Real People

Casting Real People

Casting producers from a range of factual programmes discuss casting and building relationships with contributors

Microtalks

Microtalks

A series of fast and fun talks from a range of speakers covering the entire game development process

Big Screen on the Small Screen

Big Screen on the Small Screen

Filmmakers, distributors and representatives from major VOD platforms explore creating an independent distribution strategy for your film. With Film London

Capturing Performance

British Films and Where to Fund Them

British Films and Where to Fund Them

A host of new talent offer insight into the funding landscape for British debut feature films. With BFI NET.WORK

The Storytellers

The Storytellers

BAFTA-nominated games scriptwriters discuss writing for interactive realms

The Making of Monument Valley

Virtual Reality

'Yes! And?’

'Yes! And?’

Cariad Lloyd and a cast of improvisers write a short film in an hour based on ideas from the Guru Live audience

Where are all the Millennials?

Where are all the Millennials?

Content producers for digital and linear platforms discuss how to engage and connect with youth audiences

Idea, Pitch, Commission?

Idea, Pitch, Commission?

A panel of development practitioners, producers and commissioners offer tips for avoiding the pitfalls of pitching

How to budget & schedule your 1st film

How to budget & schedule your 1st film

A panel of line producers offer practical insight on budgeting and scheduling your first film.

Telly's Room 101

Telly's Room 101

A host of TV executives send their industry pet hates into oblivion in Room 101