Film Hub South West Team

Find out more about the Film Hub South West team and put a name to a face, or a face to a name. Below you can find out more about our roles and responsibilities.

Tiffany Holmes
Community Manager

Tiffany has been involved with the Film Hub for over 4 years, supporting members across the region to access funding, bursaries and training opportunities to develop their practice and reach new audiences. Her previous role as Director of Cornwall Film Festival cemented Tiffany’s love of independent and international film and she is a passionate advocate for cinema as a tonic for whatever may ail you.

Talk to Tiffany about joining the hub, any questions you have about funding, training and support and to let her know when your events are taking place (so she can come!).

Twitter: @ZuukGambit

Maddy Probst
Managing Producer (Film Hub South West & Watershed)

Maddy leads on the strategic development and delivery of Film Hub South West with the team.

She joined Watershed 15 years ago and is an experienced Producer of film events, talent and people with extensive experience of advocating for the cinema sector regionally, nationally and internationally. In her capacity as Vice President of Europa Cinemas, she plays an advocacy role for the cinema sector internationally and has directed several Audience Development Innovation Labs for cinema practitioners across the world.

Talk to Maddy about strategic partnerships, building the case for investment in the cinema sector and to find out how you can help shape the Film Hub South West strategy.

Twitter: @MaddyProbst

Timon Singh
Campaigns Manager

Timon Singh is from Bristol and has a background in copywriting and digital marketing. He has spent the past 6 years hosting several film nights in Bristol including the Bristol Bad Film Club which screens a mixture of curios and films that are “so bad, they’re great”. All profits from the events go to a different charity each month and as of 2018, the BBFC has raised over £30,000 for local causes, as well as hosting a number of UK premieres and even the cult stars like Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero.
Ti has also just published his first book, Born To Be Bad: Talking to the greatest villains in action cinema (perfect as a gift for every member of the family), and is currently a writer/producer on the forthcoming documentary film In Search of the Last Action Heroes.
Talk to Ti about support for BFI FAN new releases, Booking Now, BFI FAN Communications and branding as well as marketing good and bad films.

Alice Cabañas
Talent Executive

Alice joins BFI NETWORK from British Council’s Film team, where she has been working as Film Programme Manager for the past year.

During her time with British Council, Alice managed the short film and new talent support offer. Working closely with international programmers and buyers, Alice promoted UK short films across the globe and looked after Global exhibition projects including running the EU Film Festival offer internationally.

Alice joined the British Council film team after three years with Encounters Festival, based in Bristol, where she headed up communications, strategy and development for the festival, alongside running year round training and development initiatives for new and emerging filmmakers.

Talk to Alice about talent and partnership opportunities in the South West.

Twitter: @thealicecabanas

Holly Muse
Marketing Coordinator

Holly coordinates the marketing and communications for Film Hub South West and BFI NETWORK South West, supporting independent film exhibitors and talent development in the region. She also works nationally on the communications strategy of the BFI Film Audience Network (Marketing, Communications and Audiences).

Previously, Holly worked in the Engagement team at Watershed and has freelanced for various film and arts festivals happening all over the city. Experiencing new worlds and new ways of being is at the heart of Holly’s love of film, and sitting in a dark cinema waiting for the magic to happen is one of her favourite things.

Talk to Holly about developing audiences for new releases, social media strategy, reciprocal marketing and communications queries.

Twitter: @filmhubsw

Mark Cosgrove
Cinema Curator at Watershed

Mark Cosgrove, Cinema Curator at Watershed, the Film Hub Lead Organisation for the South West plays a Cultural Leadership role for Film Hub South West with a focus on Cinema Curation and Talent Development. He co-curates Filmic, a festival dedicated to the various creative connections across music and film, and set up Cinema Rediscovered, a new festival dedicated to bringing the finest new digital restorations, contemporary classics and film print rarities from across the globe back to cinemas. He is also Director of Film Culture at University of West of England (UWE).

Talk to Mark about programming, special events and Bob Dylan. Mark also represents Film Hub South West at the BFI FAN signatories meetings so do get in touch with him if there’s a specific issue you would like him to address with BFI.

Twitter: @msc45

Listen to Mark’s monthly podcast

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