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Idea Jam with Italic Pig & Digital Cities

  • The Butcher's Building 108 North Street Belfast United Kingdom (map)

Perhaps you’re harbouring the next big thing: a TV pilot, an animation concept, a graphic novel, a video game or a screenplay. Perhaps it’s always been there but it’s hiding behind to-do lists, bank statements and status updates.
It’s time to finally do something with it.

On Sunday 3 November, join us at the Butcher’s Building for the third ever Belfast Idea Jam. A chance for creators, designers and developers, new and old, to clear all distractions and finally sculpt that secret, nebulous idea you’ve been chipping away at for years into one that’s ready to act on. Maybe even figure out how to take it to the next step.

If you’ve never done this sort of thing before there will be professional artists, developers and screen industry experts on-hand to help you transfer your concept from brain to pitch. There will be advice in the form of break-out sessions and discussions about how to pitch your idea and take it further after the day. Of course, if you’re already a pro and just looking for some headspace we’ll leave you alone!

The schedule is pretty informal, as this is meant to be your time for your idea, but we promise a free lunch.

Sunday 3 November, 10:00 - 18:00

10:00 - 10:30. Arrival, set-up, meet and greet.
10:30 - 11:00. Kick-off! Welcome, explanation and introduction to roving talent.
11:00 - 13:00. Heads down.
13:00 - 14:00. Lunch, plus a chat about pitching and next steps.
14:00 - 16:00. Heads down.
16:00 - 16:30. Breakout 'ask me anything' sessions with industry professionals.
16:30 - 17:00. Peer-to-peer, no pressure pitch practice.
17:00 - Close. Pitch your idea in under three minutes to the rest of the group.

Everyone who comes to Idea Jam will go home with a participation prize, not to mention advice, contacts and maybe even a People's Choice Award!

This event is being hosted in partnership with Italic Pig, BBC Digital Cities Belfast, Northern Ireland Screen and Belfast Design Week.

BELFAST IDEA JAM is taking place as part of Digital Cities Belfast 2018.

Further information on BBC Digital Cities Belfast can be found at: bit.ly/digibelfast