Chronic Youth Film Festival 2019

  • Saira Khan
  • Isra Al Kassi

The programme includes UK premiers, Q&As, an open submission shorts programme, and a showcase of British archive films. We reflect upon and challenge the shifting role of youth culture within society at large, and provide a platform for emerging filmmakers and programmers to reach new audiences. Chronic Youth Film Festival is the product of a seven-month collaborative exploration by London based programmers and curators ages 15 to 25. As part of the 2018/19 intake of Young Programmers at the Barbican Centre, I am co-programming and assisting with management/organisation of the Chronic Youth Film Festival. My role involved: • researching and selecting films for the programme line up • liaising with distributors • creative strategy for marketing • generating copy for films and programme notes • social outreach through various channels • conducting live events such as public workshops, Q&As and screenings • directing and designing promotional merchandise such as zines, badges, stickers