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Posts written by Duncan Carson
Putting British Sign Language on screen with Lives in Sign Language
Posted on April 8, 2018
While Deaf audiences want to see the films that hearing audiences attend, there is also something special about the rare chance to see their daily experiences and language represented on screen. So we're really excited about a new tour that does just that. Earlier this year, London Short Film Festival produced a programme called Lives in Sign Language, curated by their young Deaf programmer Zoe McWhinney.
What can we do to make the cinema industry more safe and inclusive?
Posted on March 21, 2018
The ICO is committed to making positive, direct action towards making sure that film is an inclusive, safe environment for everyone. We wanted to make sure that you knew about what we’re doing to address bullying and harassment. Inside you can find some of the resources we’re sharing and commitments we’re making to change.
Film programming needs YOU (and why you should get started)
Posted on August 24, 2017
Ahead of this September's Scalarama - the annual, month-long celebration of cinema across the UK - our Marketing and Communications Manager Duncan Carson (who got his start programming a Scalarama event five years ago) reflects on why you should get involved.
Cannes 2017: Duncan's blog
Posted on June 14, 2017
It may seem like many moons ago, but we still have lots of thoughts about Cannes 2017. Following on from Jo, Jonny and Kenny's takes on this year's festival, our Marketing & Communications Manager, Duncan Carson, shares his experience of the festival and his top 3 films.