Over the past few years, Film Hub South West has been proud to collaborate with a host of creatives working towards putting on film screenings through the Beyond Boundaries 360 scheme.
Read about the previous participants who have taken part in the scheme and who have gone on to expand film exhibition in the region.
Anne-Marie Dames is a Graphic Designer based in Bournemouth. Having produced a few short films in her career, she curated an online film festival in 2020 which showcased student-made films from the local area. Instagram / Facebook
Dan Guthrie is an artist, researcher, writer and programmer whose work often explores facets of Black Britishness, with an interest in examining how they manifest themselves in rural areas. He currently lives and works in Stroud, Gloucestershire. Website
Clare Kingswell is a passionate film lover, programmer, critic, and curator with a strong interest in the representation of gender in cinema. She is dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusivity on and off the screen and over the last five years she has curated several successful film programs and spoken extensively on the topic of women in film. She is dedicated to amplifying the voices of underrepresented groups in cinema and promoting diversity and inclusivity, both through her website www.missenscene.co.uk and when contributing to the FilmBath Festival Programme. Website / Instagram / Twitter
Emmeline Rodman is a Bristol based producer who currently works in the charity and education sectors. She is an experienced events manager and lectures in events management and design. She is proudly neurodiverse, diagnosed with ADHD and Dyslexia. Science fiction films provide her with a place of solace from these conditions. Website
John Sealy “I lecture in film, I make film, I sleep film. I am the Director of Fabian’s Film and we are all about sharing and collaboration. My fave film is Jean Cocteau’s ‘Orphee’, my current fave is ‘The Green Knight.” Website
Malaika Kegode is a writer, performer and producer based in Bristol. She has worked with a number of organisations including Bristol Old Vic, Encounters Film Festival, Elstree Studios and the BBC. Her favourite film is Cabaret (1972). Website
Oona Chanfi is an actor, filmmaker and photographer. She has recently created a series of short films called Roots which explores identity and multiculturalism as a young person of colour in Bristol. Representation is something Oona is extremely passionate about and through her work wants to focus on people sharing their own personal stories and experiences through conversations.
Paolo Russo is an Italian-born film lover, freelancer animator, emerging film critic, based in Bristol. After graduating with a BA in Animation and MA in Contemporary Film Culture, he worked as an animator for numerous projects including working with TED and the V&A museum. His favourite film is Portrait of a Lady on Fire. Instagram
Trace Mulzac is founder of DET Entertainment – started because out of love for the community. DET Entertainment are passionate about keeping communities together and support this by holding events throughout the year promoting community cohesion. Facebook / YouTube / Instagram / Volunteer
Valentina Huxley is a 24-year-old creative based in Bristol. They specialise in colourful illustrations and run a poetry event called Sonder Spoken Word. Recent films she has enjoyed were Keyboard Fantasies and Zama. Website / Instagram
Zoe Rasbash is a researcher and writer on culture and the climate emergency currently based at Watershed. In 2020 she co-founded Lilith, a DIY digital archive platforming the brilliant diversity of global women and non-binary nature filmmakers.
Lorena Pino Montilla
Lorena is a Journalist and film promoter from Caracas, Venezuela. Since 2017 she has organised more than a dozen film events at Town Hall Arts, Trowbridge, under the concept of “Getting Together Through Films” using cinema to build bridges between communities and exploring topics of migration and identity. She has been volunteering for FilmBath since 2012 and from 2018 is part of the programming team. She also has been working for Cinema Rediscovered and has been beneficiary of the programmes Making it Possible (Raising Films) and Beyond Boundaries (Film Hub South West). She was a Lecturer at the Universidad Central de Venezuela of Television and Cinema. Author of The Venezuelan Female Drama, Centuries XIX-XX and Distribution and Exhibition of Cinema in Caracas, 1950-1960.
Adam Hussam Murray
Adam is a film programmer, writer/critic and VO-artist/community-broadcaster.
Adam has previously collaborated with the Watershed on a screening of Ava Duvernay’s first feature This Is The Life, he has also contributed to the Afrofuturism season as part of BFI Sci-Fi: Days of Fear And Wonder, BFI’s Blackstar season and Cinema Rediscovered Film Festival, and is a co-curator with Come The Revolution.
Come the Revolution: is a collective of curators, programmers and creatives from Bristol & Birmingham committed to exploring and challenging black life, experience and cultural expression through cinema.
Adam also contributes to regular BAME film networking event Cables & Cameras at the Cube Cinema.
His programming interests focus on representations of Blackness and diaspora on screen. With a particular passion for exploring mixed-race identity, Global Hip Hop Culture, Horror and Science Fiction cinema, the more dystopian or post-apocalyptic the better…
Lauren Tenn is a Plymouth based producer and film programmer who has previously served as Programme Director for Toronto’s Queer West Film Festival. She is interested in championing new and underrepresented film makers.
Tay Aziz is a researcher at the BBC, filmmaker and science communicator who is passionate about our natural world and issues of environmental and social justice. For her, film and cinema are powerful tools to tell impactful stories, uplift and empower those whose voices may not be heard and inspire cultural change.
Sophie has always been interested in film, from how they are made right through to the screening stages. Having worked for FilmBath Festival helping to produce their 10-day film festival for the past two years, Sophie’s interest in film exhibition has gained momentum with a particular interest in immersive experiences. Sophie has recently completed a Masters in Visual Communication where she discovered the theories relating to semiotics and audience interaction and also developed a passion for graphic design in film- the things which everybody sees and nobody notices.
Gary is the founder of Cables & Cameras. Over the last 2 year the project has grown from strength to strength, building on the bi-monthly film nights to stage a gorilla outdoor film showing, host a fringe event at a major film festival and become a key voice and leader in Bristol’s independent film community.
The events create a hub for BAME filmmakers and creatives in Bristol to showcase their short films / sizzler reels, enabling a platform where filmmakers can discuss, share and debate ideas. Creating this space also opens up opportunities to collaborate and network with other like-minded BAME creatives.
The BFI NETWORK Short Film Fund opens for applications this March. Join us for a discussion and Q&A with a special guest.
This month, we will be featuring two guests to talk about new opportunities for our membership.
The UKCA have opened registration for their 2024 conference, titled Growing Audiences for the Big Screen Experience, taking place at BFI Southbank from 5-6 March.