Senior Film Programme Manager, British Council
Key Expertise: Bid-writing/Fundraising, Monitoring and Evaluation, Audience Development, Audience Engagement and Education, Working with Staff and Volunteers, Business Development, Marketing, Press, Public Speaking.
I have over twenty years’ experience in independent film exhibition, working with cinemas and film festivals and in advisory, funding and strategic roles. Key roles in audience development include work with Sheffield's independent cinema The Showroom, Sheffield Doc/Fest and National Science & Media Museum. I have also worked on specific film releases (EG I Daniel Blake), regional archive programmes, rural and community projects. I am now part of the Film Team at British Council working with film partners across an international network.
I developed and worked with Cine North from its set up, plus have supported and advised on multiple NTE and community cinema projects in rural and urban contexts across programming, operations, marketing and organisational development.