Muffin Hix

Events, Programming and Guest Coordinator

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  • LocationUnited Kingdom

Skills

 

  • Events
  • Film
  • Outdoor Event
  • Project Management
  • Talent Management
  • Powerpoint
  • Hospitality Management
  • Festival Management
  • Film Programming
  • Audience Development
  • Communication and PR
  • Film Curation
  • Pop-up Cinema

Work history

Currently

Head of Film Programme

Fringe! Queer Film Arts Fest

Mar 2011
  • Programming short and feature films, artists moving image, performance and art for this queer film festival in London’s East End, hosting Q&As; representing the festival to sponsors, partners and external stakeholders; producing screening events; managing rights and prints transport; managing talent.

2015

Senior Programme & Guest Coordinator

British Film Institute

May 2013 - Oct 2015
  • * Coordinating the film invitation process from submissions through to inviting films * Managing the relationship between the festival and filmmakers, production companies, sales agents and distributors. * Coordinating all aspects of a filmmaker’s visit to the festival including cultural partner funding and commitments, travel and accommodation * Communications for schedules, accreditation, hospitality, ticketing and social activities * Working red carpets and premieres

2015

Film Programmer

The Lost Picture Show

Mar 2011 - Aug 2015
  • Researching, programming, rights management, print copy co-ordination, and on-site supervision for screening and workshop activities at this pop-up cinema project which aims to take audiences on a journey through the history of cinema through multimedia performance, innovative programming, lush decor, workshops and live events at music festivals around the UK, attracting more than 20,000 visitors to 80 films and events each season.

2015

Freelance Events Coordinator

BAFTA

May 2013 - Jun 2015
  • Project-based freelance and day work on sporadic events at BAFTA, including venue management, guest coordination, event set up and production.

2013

Venue Manager for Pop-up Cinema

Open City Documentary Festival

May 2013 - May 2013
  • Designing, coordinating construction, and daily operations for an outdoor pop-up cinema tent in central London. Managing a staff of ticketing coordinators, technicians, FoH volunteers and security for the 6-day festival.

2012

Pop-up Cinema & Bar Coordonator

Quadrangle Film Festival

Sep 2012 - Oct 2012
  • Creating and managing a bespoke pop-up bar and pop-up cinema at this unique boutique doc fest in the fields, barn and stables of a farm in rural Kent.

2012

Venue Coordinator for BFI London Film Festival

Hackney Picturehouse

Sep 2012 - Sep 2012
  • Coordinating all aspects of the on-site day-to-day running of the festival in the venue, including: briefing venue management and staff, introducing screenings, welcoming and taking care of talent and festival VIPs, liaising with cars team, overseeing the execution of marketing materials, supervising ticket sales staff, acting as a first point of contact for information at the venue and providing final reports to festival producers and venue managers.

2012

Project Assistant

TATE

Feb 2012 - Feb 2012
  • Assisting in the set-up and execution of expanded cinema performance in "Barbara Hammer: The Fearless Frame" events and retrospective season, guest list management, and assisting Q&As.

2010

Festival & Distribution Assistant

Future Shorts

Apr 2008 - Apr 2010
  • Rights management for film and music across the company, ensuring delivery of material for sales and exhibition, managing a network of international partners in 13 countries, negotiating sales and acquisitions contracts, managing online channel content, facilitating social media strategy, first point of contact for all enquiries, co-ordinating national branded campaigns, guest-list management, and recruiting and managing interns.

2008

Programmer & Interim Producer

BFI Future Film Festival

Mar 2008 - May 2008
  • Originally part of the steering group, I took over temporary management on this project, programming films, planning and managing events and workshops, and leading the youth steering group to inspire young people to get involved in film at the BFI.

Education

2015

MA Film Curating

The London Consortium

Oct 2015 - Oct 2015
  • A course designed to give a theoretical, historical and practical approach to the intersecting worlds of film festivals, cinema programming, film distribution, the proliferation of online film viewing and the exhibition of artists working in the moving image both within the cinema and gallery. Final project: creating the film, performance and events programme for a traveling picture palace presenting 64 films, 3 workshops and 2 live cinematic scores to 5,000 visitors over 4 days.

2006

BA Film Studies and Literature

The College of William and Mary, in Virginia

Jul 2002 - Dec 2006
  • Interdisciplinary studies within a liberal arts environment focusing on literary theory and literature, as well as a concentration on film theory with cultural studies covering American studies, queer theory, philosophy and art history.