A bit of backstory

Truth be told, I more or less stumbled into the wonderful world of organising events (and more specifically, film festivals) as an undergraduate at St Andrews, when I was asked by the Film Studies Dept to help manage the university’s 60-Hour Film Blitz Festival. It was a thoroughly enjoyable affair, but I didn’t think more about it until 4 years later, when I got the opportunity to intern with CPH:DOX (the third largest documentary film festival in the world)… Now I was hooked.

I have an instinctive drive not only to plan and organize projects, but also to find the most efficient methods. Over the past 4 years, I began to devote more and more time and resources into planning small-scale events, at the intersection of visual media and research.

I am especially passionate about:

  • Accessibility: bridging academic knowledge and general audiences in welcoming formats
  • Film Festivals that champion diversity and sustainability
  • Interdisciplinary cultural events
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Facilitating a filmmaker roundtable at Oslo Independent Film Festival 2018

My skills include:

  • strategic communication with stakeholders at various levels
  • full lifecycle project management with multiple systems (proficient with a wide suite of software, including but not limited to Google Drive, Zoom, Calendly, Slack, Trello, Asana, and ClickUp)
  • research and curation / programming of films, installations, performance art

Sjón Film Festival

An intl anthropological film festival that combines a passion for sharing ethnographic filmmaking with multi-sensorial experiences and workshops.

Arctic Film Festival

Organised the first edition of the Northernmost Film Festival in Longyearbyen, Svalbard, with a strong focus on promoting the SDGs.

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Filmmaker Roundtable

Intimate gatherings organised at small-scale independent film festivals. Bringing together independent filmmakers and industry leaders.

Wanna chat more about film festivals, creating a successful event from scratch, or how I can help you engage with your audience?