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.
Casting agents, film/TV makers and actors joined us for a panel looking at transgender representation on screen. https://whatson.bfi.org.uk/flare/Online/transform
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
• 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
• 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
• 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
• 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
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.
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
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.
Pass with Distinction (top 5)