Meet the speakers for Reframing Film at Cinema Rediscovered

Some of the most distinctive voices in film curation and archiving are coming together to explore the potential of reframing film heritage. Online for the first time; the industry day of events at Cinema Rediscovered is free to book, open to all FAN Members and Archive practitioners.

Ahead of the talks, we wanted to introduce the speakers who will be joining us to discuss a broad range of topics concerning distribution and exhibition of archive and repertory cinema.

Registration is open via EventBrite until 2 hours before each event.

See more details of the Industry Events at Reframing Film.

Cinema Rediscovered full line up and tickets at Watershed.


Park Circus & Cinema Rediscovered Present: From Idea to Screen  (Thusday 29 July 11:00 – Midday)

Julie Pearce, Head of Distribution (BFI)

Julie has held various positions in the programming team at BFI and has been responsible for organising major retrospectives such as Ingmar Bergman, Hitchcock, Pasolini.  Now BFI Head of Distribution & Programme Operations responsible for recent releases such as BAIT, MOGUL MOWGLI, COUNTY LINES, AFTER LOVE and re-releases such as NASHVILLE and NOTORIOUS. Also programmed BFI IMAX for five years and currently co-programmes the Archive strand of the BFI London Film Festival. 

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Headshot of Mark Cosgrove, a smiling white bald man in a blue short sleeve shirt leaning on a brick wall

Mark Cosgrove, Cinema Rediscovered (Watershed)

Mark has worked in and been a champion of independent cinema exhibition for over 30 years. He has curated seasons and touring programmes ranging from New Portuguese Cinema to retrospectives of French filmmaker Claire Denis, Austrian director Ulrich Seidl, Bristol born J. Lee Thompson and composer Bernard Herrmann. He is Cinema Curator at Watershed in Bristol one of the UK’s leading independent cinemas. He has been on juries at Cannes, Venice and Berlin Film festivals and in 2010 received the ’Entrepreneur of the Year’ from Europa Cinemas. He recently co-founded Cinema Rediscovered Festival. 

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Jack Bell, Director of Theatrical Sales (Park Circus) 

Based in Glasgow, Scotland, Jack has worked at Park Circus for 10 years overseeing the company’s international theatrical sales operation. Working with over 100 countries worldwide, Park Circus ensure theatrical distribution for many of the greatest films ever made, representing all the major Hollywood studios and British libraries. Every day Jack works with programmers of festivals and cinemas around the world who share the same passion – seeing films back on the big screen. Jacks biggest satisfaction is helping to make that happen. 

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Rachel Hayward, Head of Film (HOME)  
Rachel has over 16 years’ experience in film exhibition, festival programming and film education.  Rachel has led the artistic team for ¡Viva! Spanish and Latin American Film Festival since 2009 and is a co-curator of HOME’s Not Just Bollywood film programme. With Andy Willis, she curated the wide-reaching 2019 programme Celebrating Women in Global Cinema, a year-long programme of films and events highlighting and celebrating women in film from across the world. In addition to her role at HOME, she has lectured on a range of film and cultural topics and is one of the Trustees of the Alliance Française de Manchester. 

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Reframing Film: Whose Cinema (Thusday 29th July, 13:00 – 14:00)

Rabz Lansiquot (Sheffield Doc/Fest, Languid Hands)

Rabz is a filmmaker, programmer, curator, and DJ. They were a leading member of sorryyoufeeluncomfortable collective from its inception in 2014, and now work alongside Imani Robinson as Languid Hands, who are the Cubitt Curatorial Fellows for 2020-22. Rabz was Curator-In-Residence at LUX Moving Image in 2019, developing a public and educational programme around Black liberatory cinema.  

They have curated film programmes at the ICA, SQIFF and Berwick Film & Media Festival, were a programme advisor for London Film Festival’s Experimenta strand in 2019, and currently programme for Sheffield Doc Fest. Rabz is also training to deliver workshops in Super 8 and eco-processing at not.nowhere. 

Jonathan Ali (Twelve30 Collective) 

Jonathan is a film programmer, curator, and writer. He began his career at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (2006–2015), where, among other ground-breaking initiatives, he curated the first Caribbean retrospective of the work of John Akomfrah and Black Audio Film Collective. He became Director of Programming for Miami’s Third Horizon Film Festival in 2016, a position he continues to hold.

Based in London, he is co-founder of The Twelve30 Collective, which is dedicated to screening Caribbean cinema in the UK. He is also a programme consultant for Open City Documentary Festival and Sheffield DocFest, and for the past two years has been a programmer for the experimental Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, and for Tribeca Film Festival’s international features section. He has also held programming positions at London’s East End Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival.   

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Liz Chege, Festival Director (Africa in Motion)

Liz Chege is a film programmer, critic and curator. She is a Berlinale Talent alumni and founding member of Come the Revolution, a collective of creatives and curators committed to exploring Black life, experience and cultural expression through cinema. She was programme producer of British Council’s “No Direct Flight” at British Film Institute’s Southbank, a cross-media exploration of global African diaspora moving-image makers that interrogated how the digital world has shaped culture and aesthetics. She is a curator for Cinema Rediscovered and worked as a freelance marketing specialist for filmmakers and distributors. Recently she was appointed festival director of Africa in Motion.

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Arwa Aburawa, Co-Founder (Other Cinemas)

Arwa is a documentary filmmaker and writer with an interest in the intersections of race and the environment. Alongside Turab Shah, Arwa co-founded Other Cinemas, a community film screening project which showcases the films and stories of Black and non-white people in ways and space which are not alienating to these communities. Turab and Arwa also runs a small, informal collective of young filmmakers in London. 

Website / Twitter / Instagra

Reba Martin, Marketing Coordinator (Film Hub South West)

Reba Martin is Marketing Coordinator for Film Hub South West, where she supports the filmmaking and film exhibition happening in the region. Previously to this – and occasionaly alongside – Reba worked as a freelance as a writer and programmer interested in movement, music + personal relationships to technology by way of film. As a freelancer, Reba has written for and worked with HOME Manchester, Journeys Festival International, Gal-dem, Club des Femmes, Onyeka Igwe, Rhubaba Gallery & Studios, The Independent Cinema Office, Glasgow Film Festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest and Watershed’s own Cinema Rediscovered.

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Restored & Rediscovered Slate Presentation (Thursday 29th July, 14:30 – 15:30)

Jamie Mendonça, Theatrical Sales Executive (Curzon Artificial Eye)

Jamie has worked on over 70 cinema releases including Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Parasite, The Souvenir, Faces Places, Cold War, The Square and The Handmaiden. Starting out in Film & TV production and having amassed around 30 credits, Jamie then moved into cinema exhibition; initially at the Renoir cinema in Bloomsbury but largely at the infamous Curzon Soho as usher and part of the projection team. 

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Phil Roberts, Marketing Manager (BFI Distribution & DVD)  

Phil Roberts has been managing marketing campaigns for BFI DVD/Blu-rays since 2011, and for BFI theatrical releases since 2014. Highlights include the Screen Award-winning campaign for Bait in 2019 and the BFI National Archive’s celebrated restoration of Napoleon in 2016. Before joining the BFI, Phil worked in DVD marketing for the retailer HMV. Phil has a MA in Film Studies from the University of Westminster.   

James Nash, Social Media Executive (CPC London) 
CPC London is the only Film laboratory in the world that solely specialises in producing new 35mm motion picture film prints for filmmakers worldwide. CPC uses state-of-the-art technology to print direct to positive 35mm film straight from your data source (such as a DCP or ProRes) eliminating all stages involving expensive negative intermediates. Producing cinema-quality prints at the most affordable prices. Content security approved by Walt Disney Studios and Paramount Pictures, clients include major studios as well as independent filmmakers, cinemas, festivals and archives. CPC also offers scanning services and 35mm products including Moviestrips and Film Art.

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Julie Pearce, Head of Distribution (BFI)

Julie has held various positions in the programming team at BFI and has been responsible for organising major retrospectives such as Ingmar Bergman, Hitchcock, Pasolini.  Now BFI Head of Distribution & Programme Operations responsible for recent releases such as BAIT, MOGUL MOWGLI, COUNTY LINES, AFTER LOVE and re-releases such as NASHVILLE and NOTORIOUS. Also programmed BFI IMAX for five years and currently co-programmes the Archive strand of the BFI London Film Festival. 

Twitter / Instagram

Jack Bell, Director of Theatrical Sales (Park Circus) 

Based in Glasgow, Scotland, Jack has worked at Park Circus for 10 years overseeing the company’s international theatrical sales operation. Working with over 100 countries worldwide, Park Circus ensure theatrical distribution for many of the greatest films ever made, representing all the major Hollywood studios and British libraries. Every day Jack works with programmers of festivals and cinemas around the world who share the same passion – seeing films back on the big screen. Jacks biggest satisfaction is helping to make that happen. 

Twitter / Instagram

Headshot of Timon Singh. A black and white image of a smiling man in a dark top with short curly hair in front of a wall covered what appear to be beer mats

Timon Singh, Campaigns Manager (Film Hub South West)

Ti helps to market new releases for the BFI’s Film Audience Network. He also runs the Bristol Bad Film Club, a monthly genre film night in the city, and wrote the book Born To Be Bad: Talking to the greatest villains in action cinema.

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John Rodden, Head of Home Entertainment (STUDIOCANAL) 


Lost Connections (Friday 30th July, 11:00 – 12:00)

Andy Robson, Screen Heritage Producer (Film Hub North)

Andy Robson is the Screen Heritage Producer for the BFI Film Audience Network. With Film Hub North, he oversees the New Directions fund encouraging exhibitors to deliver screenings and events that celebrate the collections of the National and Regional Film Archives.   

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Graham Relton, Archive Manager Yorkshire and North East Film Archive

Graham leads on commercial services as well as managing major public delivery programmes across Yorkshire and the North East. He has extensive knowledge of the collections, and works with researchers and clients on end-to-end delivery of content, from delving deeper into the collections to find new unseen content, to licensing and supply of footage. Graham also project manages major public engagement programmes, and he regularly presents archive screenings as part of his commitment to connecting with and delivering a fantastic service to audiences across the region.

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Andy Burns, In-House Editor (Yorkshire and North East Film Archive)

Andy has over 20 years experience in film making and editing. Andy works in collaboration with the team to produce captivating emotive content to connect with people, whether as part of large installations, film shows, themed curated pieces or special commissions. Andy also produces the reminiscence therapy tool, Memory Bank, which provides a selection of themed, edited short films, carefully created to engage with older people and carers living with dementia.

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Hussina Raja 

Hussina is a British-Kashmiri multidisciplinary artist working with film, photography, installation, writing and performance. Her work explores socio-political issues surrounding notions of identity, heritage, belonging and culture. 

Her socially-engaged practice focuses on the impact of diaspora migration, identity politics and the emergence of subcultures in shaping politics, popular culture and social constructs to-date. Her work has been published and exhibited widely, including by the Whitechapel Gallery, Autograph Gallery, BBC, BFI, PhotoFringe, art platforms and international film festivals. 

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Dr Frank Gray, Director of Screen Archive South East (University of Brighton).

SASE is a regional screen archive dedicated to the collection, documentation, preservation, digitisation and storage of magic lantern slides, film, video and born-digital files. He is active in the national development of screen heritage strategy (he chaired Film Archives UK from 2012-18) and his research focuses on Victorian and Edwardian film culture and places particular emphasis on production and exhibition in Sussex. His monograph, the Brighton School and the Birth of British Film (2019) is devoted to this subject.

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Sue Howard, Director (Yorkshire/North East Film Archive)

Sue led the archive from its early beginnings as a small community project into a highly successful regional film archive. Recognised for its forward thinking and innovation in working to interpret and share the collections with the widest audiences, the Archive runs annual locality-based screening programmes, works in partnership with exhibitors, educational and cultural sectors, and Sue expanded the remit to creating award-winning products for older audiences, health professionals, families and agencies working to support people living with dementia.  

Sue has recently stepped down as Director but continues to work with the Archive in a supporting role in the months ahead with the new Archive Director, Brent Woods, as the Archive transitions from analogue to fully digital operations

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Film TikTok (Friday 30th July, 12:30 – 13:30)

Megan Mitchell, Producer (Matchbox Cine Club)

Curator, producer and future film doctor Megan Mitchell is also one half of Matchbox Cineclub. Megan is currently PhD researching the role/s of independent cinemas in the age of on-demand culture in partnership with Watershed.

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Nick Frizell, Multimedia Coordinator (B&B Theatres)

Nick is the Multimedia Coordinator at B&B Theatres, a US-based family-owned and -operated theatre chain since 1924. B&B adheres strictly to five core values: family, fun, innovation, joy, and integrity, and have brought this honest approach to their TikTok platform, @bbtheatres. With over 28k followers and 844k+ likes, B&B’s cinema set, film-inspired comedy TikToks offer an insight into how cinemas can leverage TikTok to reach new audiences and spread the joy of films on the big screen. 

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Alexis Dickerson, TikTok academic


Alexis is a graduate student pursuing her Master of Art in Film Studies degree at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in the United States. Her work focuses on how film techniques are used and affected by social media. Her current research explores how Gen Z’s exposure and production of high-quality TikToks create an audience of film-style experts, specifically when it comes to editing. Alexis’ most recent project, RIP Vine: More Than Just a Six-Second Punchline, looks at the cinematic qualities of the social media app Vine and how it pushed the boundaries of storytelling through the moving image. 

Queline Meadows (TikTok Expert)

Queline is a Screen Cultures student at Ithaca College. Also known as kikikrazed, she creates video essays to learn more about the media that interests her. Queline is best known for “The Rise of Film TikTok,” which explores film culture and criticism through the eyes of Gen Z. She is a moderator of The Essay Library, the official Discord community of r/videoessay, where she organizes online events centered around video essay creation and appreciation.

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