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I am a London-based freelance film critic and programming assistant. As a critic, I have written film reviews, programme notes, and have interviewed artists for Electric Ghost Magazine, New East Cinema, and DMovies. In the capacity of programming assistant, I have helped with the selection of films from the festival circuit, negotiated with distributors, and done film introductions.Locked Pro Plan feature
Producing original content in the form of articles, interviews, and film reviews, as well as programme notes for upcoming events; Selecting relevant film content directly from the festival circuit; Collaborating with filmmakers, distributors, and exhibition venues to deliver new and exciting auteur-driven cinema from the New East region; Introducing films prior to their screenings.
Delivering original content in the form of film reviews, features and interviews with artists; Responsible for the social media presence of the website; Creator of 'The Bechdel Column'.
Editing content - reviews, features; scheduling publications, organising team meetings, arranging interviews with artists, contacting distribution companies.
Working closely with Head of Programming during the process of UKIJFF selection; Working closely with Head of Marketing to make sure that all events are screenings are well advertised; Responsible for the management of box office both before and during UKIJFF; Editing trailers for the UKIJFF annual awards.
Welcoming guests, introducing visitors to the programme of the festival, as well as familiarising them with all exhibition spaces, screenings and art installations. Assisting in the organisation of the Opening party; assisting visitors with technical devices where applicable.
Specialising in Documentary Cinema, Film History, Italian Neorealism, World Cinema, Film and Architecture, New Media, and Film Theory. Dissertation Title: "Surrealism as a Tool of Ideological Subversion in Post-Stalinist Eastern European Cinemas" with case studies 'WR: Mysteries of the Organism' (Yugoslavia, Dir. Dusan Makavejev, 1971). 'Daisies' (Czechoslovakia, dir. Vera Chytilova, 1966), and 'The Attached Balloon' (Bulgaria, dir. Binka Zhelyazkova, 1967). Marked First Class. Upper Second Class Honours (2:1)
Intensive study of Latin, Ancient Greek, Literature, Philosophy and Culture Studies. A Levels in Philosophy and Culture Studies. Held Mature Exams in Philosophy and Literature. Dissertation: The Relationship Between Memory and Personality: A Study of Michel Gondry's 'Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind' First Class Diploma.