Alberto Pickers

Public Programmer / Project Manager

  • 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.



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

Work history


BFI Flare Mentorship Programme Producer

British Film Institute BAFTA

Jan 2016


Panel Producer & Transform

British Film Institute

Feb 2016 - Mar 2016
  • London, UK
  • Freelance
  • Casting agents, film/TV makers and actors joined us for a panel looking at transgender representation on screen.


Panels Producer

Fringe! Queer Film Arts Fest

Sep 2015 - Dec 2015
  • London, UK
  • Freelance
  • • Coordinated production of panels • Curated the panel "Sexile: Exploring Queer Migrations and Activism Through the Arts", chaired by LGBT rights activist Bisi Alimi (, with Paul Dillane, Executive Director of UKLGIG (, performer and playwright Mojisola Adebayo (, and poet and refugee PJ Samuels • Coordinated volunteers and staffed the festival


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


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


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


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


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.


Editorial Intern & Researcher


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


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.



MA Cultural and Creative Industries (distinction

King’s College London

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


BSc MSc in Business Management and Administration

Comillas Pontifical University Madrid

Aug 2005 - May 2010
  • 2:1