Founded by Charles Finch, a leading veteran of the entertainment, publishing and brand worlds, POWER OF has been designed as a global incentive to examine the ever-growing power and influence that film and moving image have to define the modern world. 


An annual multimedia event, publishing and digital platform,
POWER OF launched its first symposium earlier this year during
BAFTA 2017 in collaboration with John Gordon, founder of how to: Academy and Intelligence Squared, establishing the symposium as an important gathering on the global cultural calendar.


Through a series of thought provoking talks, debates, panels and Q&A with some of the world’s most important and credible journalists, filmmakers, creatives, thought leaders and policy shapers POWER OF examines the significance of all forms of moving image and their historical, social, cultural, political and psychological impact.


While there are many event platforms in existence, there is currently no symposium or cultural gathering specific to film and moving image that brings together such a variety of speakers. With an eclectic and disruptive approach to talk curation, POWER OF captures powerful insights into the worlds of entertainment, culture, business, science, global politics and activism all through the unique lens of film and moving image. With a clear programming focus on progressive, solutions focused discussion, POWER OF aspires to
engage an interactive global audience and enact positive change.