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Leeds offers an incredible level of education for the creative sector. We're joined by tutors from the top arts Universities, Colleges and Educators from across the region to understand the benefit of further and higher education. Come see if this is the right pathway for you!



Ulrike Kubatta (Chair, Producer & Senior Lecturer in Film & TV Practice, DeMontfort University)

Ulrike Kubatta

Ulrike Kubatta is an award winning documentary producer/director and the Director of The DocHub@DMU. Her work has been screened nationally and internationally at film festivals, cinemas, museums and galleries. Her feature documentaries investigate ideas of female trailblazers, heroism and personal transformation and take an innovative and creative approach to the documentary genre. Ulrike is an Associate Professor in Film at De Montfort University, Leicester.

Anna Rankin, Into Film

As the Programme Delivery Manager (North & Midlands) at Into Film, my role involves working with my team to deliver engaging projects for 5-19 year olds. This year, we’ll be delivering archive workshops alongside regional archive partners and working with groups of 16-19 year olds to offer feedback on their local independent cinemas. My favourite moment from the past year was going to the Into Film Awards in London and seeing young people’s work showcased and celebrated.

Into Film puts film at the heart of children and young people’s educational, cultural and personal development.
More than half of UK schools engage with our programme of Into Film Clubs, special cinema screenings, and resources and training to support classroom teaching. Alongside rich online content for young audiences, this provides 5-19 year olds with inspiring opportunities to learn about and with film, and develop a passion for cinema.

Paul Cooke, University of Leeds

Paul Cooke is Centenary Chair of World Cinemas at the University of Leeds and an award-winning documentary filmmaker. He is currently the Principal Investigator on Changing the Story, an Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded project looking at the ways in which heritage and arts organisations can help young people to shape civil society across 12 post-conflict countries ( At Leeds he teaches film theory and practice, in particular focussing on how participatory filmmaking can help young people at home and abroad to challenge the way the world sees them.
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David Dodd, Leeds Trinity University