Screenlife Masterclass with Timur Bekmambetov
An introduction to the emerging storytelling style from its award-winning pioneer

Date: 17 Aug 2020
Time: 16:00
Location: Online

Screenlife is an emerging storytelling style developed in response to the proliferation of modern screen technology and mobile devices. In a Screenlife film, audiences see the action play out on the computers, tablets and smartphones used by the characters. It's a format that's provided unique narrative possibilities in a number of recent releases, including the innovative found-footage horror Unfriended and the Sundance award-winning thriller Searching. And we can expect to see more of it soon: Universal Pictures have recently signed a five-film deal with the format's pioneer, Timur Bekmambetov.

We're partnering with Screenlife Liverpool to introduce Northern filmmakers to the Screenlife style and are excited to welcome Timur himself for an online conversation from 4pm on Monday, 17 August. Timur will discuss the inception and development of Screenlife, the technology behind it and how filmmakers can use it in their upcoming projects.


The Screenlife Masterclass is free to attend - book your place via the Zoom link below. You don't need a live webcam or microphone to participate, just a reliable internet connection.

There will be the opportunity to ask Timur questions during the session. You can use Zoom's Q&A feature to ask a question on the day or submit queries in advance to:

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Presented in partnership with Screenlife Liverpool.