Live Event returns to Business Design Centre on 7/8 December.

Digital format runs alongside from 7 – 10 December.

FOCUS, The Meeting Place for International Production, will return in December 2021 in a hybrid format for its seventh edition.

The traditional 2-day live event will return to the Business Design Centre London on 7/8 December, offering a packed programme of content sessions, networking opportunities and exhibition zones. Following a highly successful virtual edition in 2020, the digital element will be expanded to four days from 7-10 December.

FOCUS remains committed to offering a distinctive platform to connect, reconnect and share global production expertise, whether participants attend in person, online or both. Once again FOCUS will be aimed at professionals from all the creative screen industries – including film, TV, advertising, animation and games -and will offer filming solutions, potential partners and production intelligence for all types of project and all levels of budget, from pre through to post-production.

A delegate pass for both the live and digital strands remains completely FREE.   Visitors will be able to;

  • Attend an array of programme sessions – keynotes, panel discussions, workshops and presentations – both in person and live streamed, featuring 200 leading industry experts.
  • Discover millions of dollars of filming incentives and get the most up to date advice on the current filming situation around the world.
  • Pre-schedule in person and virtual 1-2-1 meetings with potential partners from every continent, including film commissions, agencies, locations providers and production services.

In addition, for the 2021 edition, delegates will be able to upgrade to an optional paid PREMIUM PACKAGE offering a variety of valuable additional benefits including

  • Access to all FOCUS 2021 content on demand during and after the show.
  • Access to BONUS Content including the recent ‘makers pop up’ – A deep dive into production’s future
  • VIP access to the welcome drinks reception and makers networking lounge at the Business Design Centre.
  • Access to additional online speed networking events,
  • Discounts on Variety subscriptions.

The FOCUS programme is developed in consultation with a Content Advisory Board featuring representatives from leading industry bodies. Returning members include the British Film Institute, British Film Commission, Pact, Directors UK, Advertising Producers Association, The Production Guild GB, ScreenSkills, UK Screen Alliance, Women in Film and TV and Safe In Our World. The content programme is presented in association with media partner Variety.

FOCUS Managing Director Jean-Frédéric Garcia said “We are absolutely delighted to be able to return to the Business Design Centre for the next edition of FOCUS – nothing beats connecting in person. We are also pleased to offer the digital platform, having delivered a very successful virtual event last year, where we were able to extend the unique FOCUS experience to many new countries. These are very fast-changing times for the creative industries and FOCUS provides a space to catch up with trends and connect with old and new industry friends.

Professionals from the creative screen industries can register for a FREE delegate badge at

For further information:
Kate Hughes, Director of Marketing & Communications






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FOCUS is aimed at all the creative screen industries – including film, TV, advertising, animation and games – and is the only UK trade event where attendees can meet with content makers, film commissions, production services and locations providers from over 80 countries.

The live event is held at the Business Design Centre in London and the digital platform is powered by grip, offering AI matchmaking and pre-event meeting scheduling.  Embracing the increasing convergence of all audio-visual disciplines, FOCUS offers attendees valuable contacts, a packed session programme, facilitated meetings and networking receptions.

FOCUS is produced by the team behind The Location Guide, whose brands include the makers and shakers Awards, makers magazine and the online portal

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