Beyond Boundaries 360 Film Curation and Programming Workshop

  • Sun 6 Oct, 2019

    Beyond Boundaries 360 Film Curation and Programming Workshop

    Pervasive Media Studio

This workshop is part of Beyond Boundaries 360, a FREE skills development programme aimed at individuals based in the South West who feel under-represented in the cinema sector. Delivered over 6 months Beyond Boundaries 360 is designed to help you develop your practice as a film curator, programmer or event producer, giving you the skills and confidence to plan and deliver public-facing film events. Bursaries are available to help with travel and child care costs.

Film Curation and Programming 

This first workshop will introduce the creative elements of film curation and programming, helping you to develop and define your curatorial vision and to consider who your audiences is and how to reach them.

This workshop will be led by KAREN ALEXANDER, an independent film curator, writer and freelance consultant. Karen has contributed articles to Sight & Sound and Vertigo, organised a wide range of screenings for festivals, conferences and exhibitions on her key areas of interest – representation, gender, identity and independent cinema. From 1998-2006 she worked at the BFI on their Distribution and Archive releases.

As well as sharing the fundamentals of film curation, Karen will explore your individual ideas and help the group to discuss and develop film programming ideas for one-off special events, for a film season or an ongoing programme.

Programming ideas discussed in this workshop will form the foundation for the future workshops and be developed into live projects and audience-facing events.

This workshop is for participants of Beyond Boundaries 360.


10.05 – 11.25: Film Screening in Watershed Cinema 2: Philomelia’s Chorus, followed by A Family Called Abrew
11.25 – 11.30: Tea/Coffee & pastries provided
11.30 – 11.40: Welcome and overview of Beyond Boundaries 360
11:40 – 12.15: Roundtable introductions
12.15 – 13.15: Karen Alexander on curation
13.15 – 13.45: Lunch provided
13.45 – 14.45: Programming ideas & discussion group 1
14.45 – 15.00: Coffee break
15.00 – 15.45: Programming ideas & discussion group 2
15:45 – 16.30: Themes, collaboration and homework.
16.30:  Hometime

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