Training Courses

Young Film Programmers Industry Session - The Female Gaze with Jo Duncombe

25/02/2021 - 25/02/2021

4:30pm - 5:30pm

These Industry Sessions are part of a range of Young Film Programmers-focused activities, programmed by Film Hub South East, Depot and Reel Connections.

We’re delighted to welcome Jo Duncombe (British Council) for our February YFP Industry Session. These sessions are designed to give our Young Film Programmers and others the opportunity to talk directly to people working in the film exhibition sector, addressing different aspects of programming with a range of experts from across the industry.

About the session

In this session, Jo will discuss feminist perspectives on film programming and explore ways in which you can raise the profile of the female directors and protagonists through sustainable campaigns for gender equality as part of your everyday working practices.

Jo is a freelance film curator and film programme manager at the British Council. She is passionate about championing underrepresented voices in world cinema. Jo manages short film, new talent programmes and European programmes for the British Council. She was recently the creative producer at Birds’ Eye View Films, championing women’s cinema, and helping to launch their Reclaim The Frame programme. She has previously worked in curatorial roles with the Independent Cinema Office and the London Short Film Festival. Jo is also the UK programmer for the Victoria Film Festival in Canada and curates films for CASA festival of Latin American Arts. She has worked as an impact strategist and fundraiser on documentaries including A Syrian Love Story.

This event will be live-captioned, instructions on how to access the captions will be provided at the beginning of the event. We will provide instructions on how to access these through Zoom at the beginning of the event, but you can also click the following link for a fully adjustable page of captions:

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25/02/2021 - 25/02/2021
4:30pm - 5:30pm



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