Mental wellbeing during COVID-19
Posted on February 11, 2021
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact our personal and working lives, focusing on your wellbeing and those around you has never been more important. In this post we hear about the mental health support available for film workers, some advice on how to manage your wellbeing, and a personal account of someone's experience during the pandemic. We know that everyone's experience of the pandemic has been different and moving forwards in these uncertain times is incredibly difficult. Not all advice in this article will be relevant to all, but we hope it creates some comfort in knowing you are not alone and that there are support networks out there to help.
Spotlight on Black talent
Posted on February 5, 2021
Amongst other areas, our recent Black Film Bulletin blog series touched on Black filmmakers of the past and present, some of whose work has not been widely seen, and their vast and exciting potential to inform, inspire and reward both cinema programmers and audiences today. For this post, we asked Adam Murray, film programmer, filmmaker, writer/critic and broadcaster at Bristol/Birmingham curatorial collective Come The Revolution and Rico Johnson-Sinclair, Director of CineQ, a queer film exhibition organisation that prioritises queer, trans and intersex people of colour, to share the Black filmmakers and creatives they are most influenced and inspired by – and whose work, in their opinion, hasn't yet received the recognition it deserves.