For the Fans: Memes, Zines, Edits and Fanfic at London Film Festival
British Film Institute, 2021

For the Fans: Memes, Zines, Edits and Fanfic was a multi-strand event that took place on 10 October 2021 at BFI Southbank, London as part of the 2021 edition of the BFI London Film Festival.

As part of the event, three video works from artists and creatives working with and around fan cultures were commissioned and screened, a fanzine-making workshop was run and a panel discussion held, all with the aim of highlighting the breadth of fan culture and the depth of serious engagement that creators and audiences of fan content have with the characters and works they are responding to.

The commissioned artists and creators were:
  1. Stella Parker, who made 'good 4 u'
  2. Hugo Hutchins, who made 'Shawn Mendes Touch my Hand'
  3. Niall Chaudhuri-Julyan, who made 'From Fan to Fanatic'

The workshop was facilitated by Ioana Simion from zine-making collective Artizine UK.

The panel featured all the commissioned artists and creators alongside Megan W Mitchell, an independent cinema producer and researcher.

As part of a team of three, I was responsible for delivering the event, from initial idea and pitching to post-event marketing. This involved contacting guests, reviewing commissioned works, briefing panellists, devising a marketing strategy and ensuring all other aspects of production went smoothly. I also hosted the panel discussion.