Cinephilia is a festival composed of a short film competition and a screening programme. The short film competition asks filmmakers to submit an original short film inspired by a scene from classic cinema. We select the best 15 to show at a live event in October where the 200+ audience picks the winner. We also hold three screenings in the lead up to this. Partners include BFI, VIMEO, Everyman Cinema, Little White Lies, Final Draft, IndieFlix, Cinema Jam, PROPERCORN, Shooting People and so on. I co-founded and am the Producer of Cinephilia Film Fest. Cinephilia was created to address a shortage of film events that focused on classic cinema whilst also offering a platform for young filmmakers to further develop and showcase their work. For the pilot edition, I successfully gained financial and in-kind support from media partners. This meant 95% of the budget was achieved through external funding. I also reached the predicted applications quota and successfully sold out on all public tickets.
Power to the Pixel (PttP) curates and produces events to help media companies adapt to stay relevant in a digital era. Its main international programs include The Pixel Lab, Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Forum and Virtual Stories. Each event attracts over 1000 international media experts working across film, TV, games, interactive, publishing, advertising and the arts. As Marketing and Relationships Manager, I am responsible for the public image of the company and the production of its domestic and international projects including conferences, talks, exhibitions, live activities and launch events. This is a hands-on position which has allowed me to work closely with many international media companies such as ARTE, Arts Council England, BFI, BBC, Channel 4, IPA, Tribeca Film Institute, ITVS, Tate, The National Theatre, VICE, YouTube, NFB Canada, Penguin, Telefilm Canada and EAVE.
As Hospitality & Production Coordinator, I was responsible for researching and organising travel, accommodation and schedules for high-level international tutors, speakers and staff for The Pixel Lab and Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Forum. This required immaculate attention to detail, a pro-active mindset, thinking on my feet and an ability to work effectively with people from many different sectors around the world.
Completed a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Arts History and Film Studies. Achieved distinction.