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.
Our next online members meet up comes in just before cinemas re-open on Monday 17th May. This weeks session will be a catch-up on recent celebrations, concerns, and challenges, as well as a chance to find out more about Film Hub South West funding that is currently available.
We are thrilled to announce that BFI NETWORK Film Funding has reopened for applications for filmmakers based in the South West of England! BFI NETWORK supports, develops, and champions new filmmakers looking to kick-start their career.