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