As part of Beyond Boundaries 360 we are delighted to welcome distribution strategist and Oscar-winning producer, Mia Bays, from Bird’s Eye View and programmer and events producer Megan Mitchell from Matchbox Cineclub to share their experiences of curating special screening events, both live and online, for specific target audiences.
It will be an opportunity to hear two different approaches to film selection and event curation, as well as getting the low down on working with distributors, negotiating film licenses, developing audiences and making screenings accessible.
This event is for participants of Beyond Boundaries 360, a collaborative network and skills development opportunity aimed at individuals and small organisations based in the South West who are under-represented in the cinema sector, particularly people of colour, disabled people, LGBTQI people, women and those from low socio-economic backgrounds.
To sign up to join Beyond Boundaries 360 and attend this event,
As well as producing films Mia is the Director of Bird’s Eye View (BEV), a not-for-profit that centres around the female perspective in film and campaigns for gender equality in all film spaces. In 2018 BEV launched Reclaim The Frame with a mission to grow ever-greater audiences for films by women, and build a more balanced film future.
Reclaim The Frame offers preview and week-of-release screenings and events with cultural influencers, social justice campaigners, and leading filmmakers, writers, publishers and critics. They invite criminologists, historians, psychologists, and, whenever possible and appropriate, descendants into the cinema space to share their insights. The format (A&Q) subverts the traditional Q&A panel by asking speakers to pose questions to the audience and encourage discussion.
Megan Mitchell has been working in independent film exhibition in Scotland for the past ten years and is currently the Producer of Glasgow based Matchbox Cineclub, who run regular screenings and film festivals including KeanuCon, Cage-a-rama (Scotland’s first Nicolas Cage film festival), Weird Weekend (a festival devoted to strange and unseen cinema).
Megan has championed youth engagement in the film industry throughout her work and continues to promote increased equality and access throughout her events and projects, including sliding scale ticket pricing and captioning for D/deaf audiences.
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