Alberto Pickers

Public Programmer / Project Manager

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  • LocationUnited Kingdom

About me

 

Film & Public programmer and Project Manager based in London. With an international background and experience in liaising with a wide range of people – including visual artists, filmmakers, curators, reputable cultural institutions, and press, at a global level. My professional ethos is focused on supporting the dissemination of relevant projects, reaching and developing audiences, as well as fostering public forum. Passionate about the arts and their role in society's development, through diverse representation and engagement.

Skills

 

  • Events
  • Film
  • Marketing PR
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts
  • Copywriting
  • Editing
  • Administration
  • Project Management
  • Coordination
  • Event Organisation
  • Creative Thinking
  • Excel
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint

Work history

Currently

BFI Flare Mentorship Programme Producer

British Film Institute / BAFTA

Jan 2016
  • London, UK
  • Freelance
  • BFI Flare Mentorship Programme, delivered with BAFTA, and supported by Creative Skillset, offers emerging LGBT-identified filmmakers from the UK the opportunity to develop industry knowledge, professional connections, their passion for cinema and an overview of LGBT features entering the marketplace. Meet the selected filmmakers here: http://www.bfi.org.uk/flare/bfi-flare-mentorship-meet-filmmakers

2016

Event Producer

British Film Institute

Sep 2016 - Oct 2016
  • London, UK
  • Freelance
  • Produced two events framed within BFI London Film Festival: The Experimenta Speed Pitch - in association with Film London Artists' Moving Image Network (FLAMIN) and LUX. For this special speed pitching event the festival teamed up with Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network (FLAMIN) to offer a chance to win the Experimenta Pitch Award towards development costs for a new project. Hosted by curator Adam Pugh, fifteen aspiring artist-filmmakers gave a maximum six-minute pitch, including images, to an international panel of leading artists’ film producers, including Kristin Irving (BFI Film Fund), Madeleine Molyneaux (Picture Palace Pictures) and Maggie Ellis (FLAMIN). Anatomy of An Artist's Film - This event examined all the stages of production a work goes through – from idea inception, to realisation to distribution. Focusing on Anja Kirschner’s creative process in making her new long form work Moderation, chair Madeleine Molyneaux (Picture Palace Pictures) was joined by the artist, her co-producer Theo Prodromidis, and her lead actress and co-writer on Moderation, Maya Lubinsky, for an illustrative conversation touching on how the making of artists’ film might differ from more traditional production processes within the film industry.

2016

Panel Producer & Transform

British Film Institute

Feb 2016 - Mar 2016
  • London, UK
  • Freelance
  • When BFI Flare hosted a panel on transgender representation in 2008, a trans actor in a mainstream drama seemed just a dream. In 2012, we met again for Are We Nearly There Yet? with Paris Lees predicting trans characters would soon appear in TV soaps. Well, a lot has happened since. BBC’s Boy Meets Girl has been commissioned for a second series; trans media representation is now major transatlantic news; we’ve seen a Channel 4 trans documentary series; trans actors in indie sensation Tangerine; Eddie Redmayne was nominated for his performance as a trans woman in The Danish Girl; trans director Silas Howard joined Transparent, while trans director Lana Wachowski delivered Sense8 featuring a trans performer as trans character. Picking up on the threads explored in 2015 course Trans Acting, a collaboration between the Royal School of Speech and Drama, Gendered Intelligence and My Genderation, we brought together casting agents, film/TV makers and actors to join us for this conversation in a panel looking at where we are and where we want to be. The panel was chaired by Dr Jay Stewart MBE, Director of Gendered Intelligence, and hosted by Flare’s Jason Barker. https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/flare/Online/transform

2015

Panels Producer

Fringe! Queer Film Arts Fest

Sep 2015 - Dec 2015
  • London, UK
  • Freelance
  • http://fringefilmfest.com • Coordinated production of panels • Curated the panel "Sexile: Exploring Queer Migrations and Activism Through the Arts", chaired by LGBT rights activist Bisi Alimi (http://www.bisialimi.com), with Paul Dillane, Executive Director of UKLGIG (http://uklgig.org.uk), performer and playwright Mojisola Adebayo (http://mojisolaadebayo.co.uk), and poet and refugee PJ Samuels • Coordinated volunteers and staffed the festival

2015

Programme & Guest Assistant

BFI London Film Festival

Jun 2015 - Oct 2015
  • • Coordinated content – liaising with filmmakers and distributors to collate materials • Filmmaker liaison and communications before, throughout and after the festival • Liaised with cultural partners for financial support • Proofreading and fact-checking for printed and online programme • Booked travel and accommodation for visiting filmmakers • Production assistance for screenings - intro, Q&As, and panels • Spanish-English interpreting for intros and Q&As

2015

Industry Coordinator

Open City Documentary Festival

Mar 2015 - Jun 2015
  • • Implemented a new system of Industry accreditation and benefits – which included Industry, Filmmaker, Press and Student accreditation – line-managing the Guest and Industry Assistant • Managed the Video Library and P&I screenings • Coordinated the Industry networking sessions and social events • Managed guest lists and ticket requests for public screenings • Was first point of contact for Industry delegates (overlapping with Filmmakers and Press at times) – and regularly communicated with them via e-mail, and in person • Acted as front of house in the Industry Desk at the Festival Hub, and in the Opening and Closing Night Galas

2015

Film Programmer & Content Manager

Inhouse Festival

Feb 2015 - May 2015
  • • Co-curated 6 short-film programmes framed within inHOUSE, a multidisciplinary arts festival • Co-developed the concept of the film programme from its inception • Coordinated content – liaising with filmmakers and producers to collate all technical and promotional materials

2015

Industry Assistant

BFI Flare

Feb 2015 - Apr 2015
  • • Processed Industry Delegates’ accreditations • Assisted with events’ production – including public programmes, parties, and other social events • Wrote e-mail communications before and during the festival • Set up Eventbrite pages for all Industry events • Acted as front of house in the Industry Desk at the Delegate Centre – BFI Southbank • Was responsible for the Viewing Library

2012

Communications Work Scholar

Aperture Foundation

Jan 2012 - Sep 2012
  • Assisted the Communications department in pitching and securing coverage with international press such as The New York Times, W Magazine, The British Journal of Photography, Vogue, Huffington Post, Vanity Fair, or New Yorker Managed guest lists and oversaw production for a wide range of events and exhibitions, including opening receptions, public programme, patron events, book signings Wrote copy and coordinated e-campaigns via Mailchimp Furthermore, I assisted the Aperture team as Exhibitions Assistant at Paris Photo 2013 & 2014, and Photo London 2015.

2011

Editorial Intern & Researcher

Monocle

Aug 2011 - Dec 2011
  • Researched and fact-checked stories for issues 48 and 49 of Monocle, and for Monocle Alpino Assisted with production and researched for Monocle 24 radio – most of my stories aired Provided admin support to the editorial department: mailings, calendars, upkeeping database

2011

Marketing Intern

Warner Bros Entertainment

Jul 2010 - May 2011
  • Assisted the Digital Marketing team in editing web content, compiling creative briefings for the official site and individual film sites Was responsible for the loyalty club (with over 60,000 members), and its monthly newsletters Wrote copy and translated for marketing materials and DVD/Blu-Ray packaging Assisted with the creation of the Spanish e-commerce site Provided general admin support to the department.

Education

2016

MA Cultural and Creative Industries (distinction

King’s College London

Jan 2016 - Jan 2016
  • Pass with Distinction (top 5)

2010

BSc MSc in Business Management and Administration

Comillas Pontifical University Madrid

Aug 2005 - May 2010
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