Screening Days Advisory Group

We want to make our Screening Days even better over the coming years.

One of the ways we are trying to do this is by including the views of people who do not work for the ICO. We have set up an ongoing advisory group comprised of people who are not ICO staff to help us to think more deeply about how we run Screening Days. We also want to reach more people from different backgrounds, and find out what they think we need to change.

Our 2023-24 advisory group will be advising on and helping to develop our specialised events (Young Audiences Screening Days and Inclusion and Diversity Screening Days) this year, before passing the work on to another group of advisors.

If you have any thoughts, concerns or comments about ICO Screening Days that you would like the advisory group to consider, please submit them via this form.

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2023-24 Screening Days Advisory Group members

Linnea Pettersson, Freelance Film Programmer and Audience Development Specialist

Linnea is a freelancer working in cinema and film exhibition. She has spent several years working in programming, audience development and project management, with a focus on young audiences. She is now working on projects aimed at improving access for people facing barriers to cinema, as well as developing campaigns and events to support upcoming film releases.  

Miranda Mungai, Freelance Film Curator, Events Producer and Facilitator

Miranda Mungai is a freelance film curator, events producer and facilitator with an interest that lies at the intersection of sociality, new media, and film. Her curatorial and events work engages with the potentiality that emerges from the synergy between film, neutral exhibition spaces, and non-hierarchical, generative discussion.  

She is currently a guest curator at IMPAKT Festival 2023 and a Flaherty 2023 Curatorial Fellow, while continuing to work on film and experimental arts events in Norwich.

Dr Leanne Dawson

Dr Leanne Dawson is a screen studies academic, author, curator, and an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Consultant working within the screen industries and beyond. 

She is currently writing a book exploring the intersection of LGBTQI+ and working-class identities on British film and TV, while finalising another on queer femininities in German cinema. Previous publications include: Queering German Culture (2018), Queer European Cinema (2017); Crisis – Connection – Culture: Alternative Responses to Covid-19 (2020); Queer/ing Film Festivals (with Skadi Loist, 2018), Queer European Cinema (2016), and The Other: Gender, Sexuality and Ethnicity in European Cinema and Beyond (2014). 

She was the first Chair of the Scottish Queer International Film Festival; co-founded the Queer Screens Network; is both an invited jury member and an advisor for a number of film festivals; created a series of podcasts on working-class inclusion in independent cinema for BFI and Inclusive Cinema (Working Class Inclusion: Audiences, Colleagues & Programming – Inclusive Cinema); and works with the Screen Industries Growth Network to provide consultancy for a range of projects. 

Leanne was raised in poverty in North East England and strives to make film and the arts accessible to everyone.

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