IFF 2019 Schedule
IFF 2019 kicks off at 18:30 on Tuesday, 24 September, and wraps up late in the evening on Thursday 26 September.
The full schedule will be announced here shortly, including details of all agency showcases and conference sessions.
We welcome suggestions for speakers, sessions and events – if you have something or someone to put forward, please get in touch.
Tues 24 September
Hosted by United Talent Agency, the IFF Opening Party is where IFF kicks off, whilst also providing delegates with an opportunity to grab their conference pass early and avoid the queue the next day.
19:00 - 21:00
Joining IFF as an official agency partner this year, Solo Agency presents four recent signings. Line-up TBA shortly.
21:00 – 23:00
Weds 25 September AM
Hot and cold refreshments will ensure that delegates are suitably hydrated/caffeinated for the conference sessions that follow.
With the 2019 festival season now wrapped-up, it’s time to take stock of the key issues, successes, trials and tribulations. So how was 2019 for you ‘really’?
10:30 - 11:30
There have been quarrels over star billing since Roman promoters chiselled line-ups onto stone flyers for The Colosseum, but in recent history, the arguments have become even more gladiatorial.
11:45 – 12:45
The complimentary delegate lunch will see a sumptuous selection of bowl food brought directly to all delegates. With more than enough sustenance to power us all through the afternoon, it’s a chance to network, catch up on the previous night’s gossip, and enjoy some mouth-watering cuisine before the showcases that follow.
12:30 – 13:15
Weds 25 September PM
Primary Talent International launches Wednesday’s showcase sessions with four of the hottest new signings to the agency.
14:00 – 15:30
UK and Swedish agency Pitch & Smith host two of their most promising artists.
15:45 – 16:30
WME Entertainment invites delegates for a complimentary drink or two across the main IFF delegate bar and terrace. A liquid refresher between showcases, it’s a great chance to quaff and mingle with WME’s London team before the showcases continue…
16:30 – 17:30
Fresh from a summer in festival fields, the guys and girls at X-ray Touring showcase four of next year’s most exciting additions to line-ups.
17:30 – 19:00
Wednesday night kicks off with a difference this year, as we head to Gabeto for dinner and drinks, hosted by CAA. And with sumptuous cuisine, chilled drinks and great company, it’s going to be a bustling two hours.
19:00 – 21:00
European booking agency Toutpartout celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, and as part of its ongoing birthday festivities, the agency presents four of its most talented festival floor fillers.
21:00 – 23:00
Details of Wednesday’s late-night schedule will be published here shortly.
23:00 – Late
Thurs 26 September AM
Hot and cold refreshments will ensure delegates are suitably awake and ready for the second day of IFF. Whether hydrating or caffeinating, we’ve got you covered…
With previous IFF Keynote Interviewees having included Alex Hardee, Michael Eavis and Marek Lieberberg, who will take the hot seat in 2019? Stay tuned for full details shortly…
10:30 – 11:30
IQ’s Jon Chapple invites a guest line-up of genre-specific festivals and specialist agents to tell tales from their respective scenes.
11:45 - 12:45
The complimentary delegate lunch will see all IFF delegates suitably fed and watered before the agency showcases begin at nearby venue Dingwalls. The Fest team will be delivering a selection of tasty hot bowl food to fill hearts and minds for the afternoon ahead, while a pay bar operates in the venue.
12:30 – 13:30
Thurs 26 September PM
International Talent Booking (ITB) busts Thursday’s showcase sessions wide open with four future festival headliners.
13:30 – 15:00
Whether it’s to grab something from the bar or chase that next booking, IFF hangs fire for 30 minutes…
15:00 – 15:30
The Coda crew descend en masse to Dingwalls for the second showcase slot of the day, presenting four of their most promising new signings.
15:30 – 17:00
A quick 30-minute breather between showcases – head to the bar for a quick quaff, make that call… but be back by 17:30 for the final showcase event…
17:00 – 17:30
Always a popular IFF showcase, ATC Live presents a standout selection of stellar new signings.
17:30 – 19:00
Last year’s Grand Finale was, for many, the best moment of IFF. So, we’re heading back to Lockside Camden for another memorable feast and final fling.
19:00 – Late