SIMRAN HANS – FILM JOURNALISM
Simran Hans is a writer and a film critic for The Observer. She has written about music, film and culture for publications including BuzzFeed, Dazed, The FADER, Little White Lies, Mubi, New Statesman, Pitchfork, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound and Variety among others.
Simran will speak about her career to date, how she broke into film journalism, and give a mini masterclass on how to perfect the art of film reviewing.
Film Programming panel
University of Brighton’s Louise Fitzgerald will chair a panel with Grace Barber-Plentie (Reel Good Film Club), Selina Robertson (Club des Femmes) and Kate Wood (Towner Cinema). They will be talking about what it means to be a film programmer, focusing specifically on why diversity is so important in film programming.
Grace Barber-Plentie is one of the founders of Reel Good Film Club, a film club dedicated to highlighting diversity in cinema who have been programming film screenings and events since 2014 at locations including Deptford Cinema, Genesis Whitechapel, the V&A, HOME Manchester and BFI Southbank. She also works as part of the marketing team at the BFI.
Selina Robertson is a freelance film programmer and writer with 20 years experience of working in cultural film exhibition including the BFI, BFI Flare, Film Council and the Independent Cinema Office, where she currently works part time. In 2007, she co-founded Club des Femmes, a queer feminist film collective.
Kate Wood is a film programmer based in Brighton. She currently programmes for the cinema at Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne, which launched in 2017. She also works for CINECITY and is one of the founders of Dreamland Cinema, a pop-up film club which has hosted irregular films events in locations across Brighton since 2015.