27th March 15:00 - 16:30
This event is free but tickets must be booked via Eventbrite to attend.

The industry is already a pretty hard nut to crack - and when you add in a global pandemic, budget cuts and a rapidly evolving profession - it gets a fair bit harder. We’re bringing the top freelance independents and course leaders together to debate just how important film school is, and how to ascend the career ladder.

Speakers:

 

Jools Ayodeji - BA (Hons) Filmmaking Course Director, Northern Film School

Jools Ayodeji

Julius is a writer and Filmmaker. He has written for Radio, the stage and short film scripts. He has also written and presented a number of papers for academic conferences worldwide. Writing as a way of thinking and how filmmaking might be used to express that is his major interest.

Dr. Beth Johnson - Associate Professor in Film and Media, University of Leeds

Dr Beth Johnson

Dr Beth Johnson is Associate Professor of Film and Media at the University of Leeds. She specialises in television and film and undertakes research on gender, social class, place, race and poverty.

Rad Miller - Independent Freelancer

Rad Miller

A Bradford born professional director and media educator with a wealth of experience in socially conscious filmmaking. He started out as a professional music producer/ rapper before turning his hand to filmmaking. In 2006 he founded Pocket Projects with a focus on creating content for and with young people. An experienced youth media educator, he provides mentoring and work placement opportunities to further young people’s media careers.

Ulrike Kubatta - Film Producer; Associate Professor, De Montford University

Ulrike Kubautta

Ulrike Kubatta is an award-winning documentary producer/director and an Associate Professor in Research, Innovation & Professional Practice at De Montfort University, Leicester. She is the director of the DocHub@DMU, a centre which brings together students, academics and the community to engage with and participate in the creative growth and sociopolitical impact of documentary projects.

 Ryan Woods - Programme Manager; Film & Screen Media, Leeds City College
Ryan Woods

Ryan Woods is a Higher Education course manager with a research interest in Jungian screen studies and experimental motion design. Ryan is experienced in documentary production and seen his work in international film festivals. Through his varied career he has worked with businesses producing promotional and corporate video, worked on live music events for BBC introducing West Yorkshire and worked for Apple.



Glen Meskill - Programme Delivery Coordinator, Into Film
Glen Maskill

Glen is the Programme Delivery Coordinator for the North of England at Into Film. 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. 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.

 

 

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