Sean McGovern

Sean McGovern

Film Festival Programmer and Arts Project ManagerLondon, United Kingdom
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Sean McGovern

Sean McGovern

Film Festival Programmer and Arts Project ManagerLondon, United Kingdom
  • Islington's Pride
    Islington's PrideProject Managing a National Lottery Heritage Funded Project to completion, one that focused on the rich LGBTQ+ heritage of the London Borough of Islington.
  • Nick Fraser Selects at Bertha DocHouse -  Q+A host
    Nick Fraser Selects at Bertha DocHouse - Q+A hostAs part of the 'Nick Fraser Selects' programme of films at Bertha DocHouse, I interviewed Brendan J. Byrne, director of Bobby Sands: 66 Days, a powerful documentary that details the life and death of a pivotal figure in Ireland-UK politics and history.
  • GAZE: Dublin International LGBT Film Festival
    GAZE: Dublin International LGBT Film FestivalEmployed as the first Assistant Programmer at GAZE, Ireland's longest running LGBT film festival - doing everything from film curation, negotiations, copywriting, event hosting and every single thing in between. Worked as part of a stunning team.
  • Short Film Programme Advisor & Programmer
    Short Film Programme Advisor & ProgrammerAs part of an amazing team of Short Film Programmers, I helped put together the 2018 London Film Festival shorts programmes. From pre-selection, to shortlisting, programming, writing copy and presenting the films with their directors at the festival. Part of the same team for the 2019 edition.
  • Programmer
    ProgrammerYou could call it a side hustle, but Fringe! is a huge part of my life! A full community film festival - the power of hard work, dedication and collaboration. Fringe! essentially taught me everything I know and honed and developed every single skillset I have. Programmer in 2016-2018, a Programme Advisor in 2019 due to other commitments, but still love the whole team.
  • Freelance Film Programmer
    Freelance Film ProgrammerProgramming LGBT film, beginning in 2015, as well as curating full programmes of films, hosting panels, copywriting, event promotion and everything in between!
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Work history
    Film ProgrammerThe Cinema Museum
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    I've been programming films since 2015, writing copy independently from 2016, and here are some examples of the films and the content I've written and created for The Cinema Museum.
  • Events Production
  • Curating
  • Film Programming
  • Copywriting
  • Copyediting
  • Licensing
  • Negotiation
  • Interviewing
  • Event Hosting
    BA (Hons) English Language and Linguistics + Film and Television studiesUniversity College Dublin
    Dublin, Ireland