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  • Struck by Aurora Fearnley

Struck by Aurora Fearnley

24th June 2017

The British Council is proud to partner with Edinburgh International Film Festival for a new event, All Inclusive.

The discussion -- Sat 24 June, Novotel Edinburgh Centre 14:30-18:00 -- will involved leading D/deaf and disabled filmmakers, festival programmers and strategists for a series of conversations about how festivals programme, and what all filmmakers can do to get their films in front of audiences.

Topics and speakers for the day are:

How Do Festivals Build Their Programme?
Dr Ju Gosling - Artistic Director, Together! Disability Film Festival
Matthew Hellett – Programmer, Oska Bright Film Festival  
Diane Henderson – Deputy Artistic Director, EIFF
Moderator: Jude Goldrei, Producer, Lunar Lander Films

What Do I Want From A Festival?
Michelle Stein (nee Eastwood)  - Producer, Escape Films
Gavin Humphries – Producer, Quark Films
Moderator: Rachel Robey – Producer, Wellington Films and Film Programme Manager, British Council

How Festivals Worked For Me
Lindsay Dryden – Filmmaker
David Proud  - Filmmaker (Sympathy For The Lemon)
Aurora Fearnley  - Filmmaker (Struck) (read her blog)
Moderator: Charlie Swinbourne - Filmmaker (read his Spotlight)

The day will end with networking drinks.

The event offers BSL translation (including roving translators for networking sessions and breaks), live subtitling and fully accessible venue.

Full details here: