Thinking Through Film in an Age of Uncertainty: Cinema Curation as Practice and Research

Panel discussion with UK industry professionals.

This panel discussion will see film programmers and industry professionals from across the UK explore strategies for collaboration between academic researchers and film curators in today’s cultural, economic and technological landscape.

What are the challenges facing academics and film curators in an age of swingeing cuts to both the arts and education sectors? And how can researchers and curators work together to produce exciting, innovative events within this environment? With speakers from HOME, Watershed, The Hyde Park Picture House, and London based queer-feminist film curatorial collective Club des Femmes, this event will provide a unique insight into the mechanics of film programming and the challenges facing the arts and education sectors in an age of economic uncertainty.


Selina Robertson. Film Programmer, Writer and Co-Founder of Club des Femmes.

Jason Wood. Artistic Director of Film at HOME and Professor of Film at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Mark Cosgrove. Cinema Curator, Watershed and UWE Director of Film Culture.

Wendy Cook. General Manager, Hyde Park Picture House.


Laura Ager. Researcher, Film Programmer, and Freelance Festivals Co-ordinator.

This event is free and open to all but please register

This event is part of the Sadler seminar series 'Cinema’s Past, Present and Future: A Changing Medium in an Uncertain Global Landscape' convened by Professor Paul Cooke and Dr Angelos Koutsourakis.