Community Camera: Filmmaking Collectives at London Film Festival
British Film Institute, 2021

Community Camera: Filmmaking Collectives was a panel discussion that took place on 17 October 2021 at BFI Southbank, London as part of the 2021 edition of the BFI London Film Festival.

The event explored collective filmmaking and the role it can play in supporting and platforming marginalised voices within the Film and TV industries, featuring panellists from a set of collectives from across the country who have been active over a range of periods. The discussion looked at the potential of collective practice as well as the practicalities of forming collectives and working as a group. The panellists also explored wider questions of representation of marginalised communities and the screen industries' role in platforming underrepresented voices.

The panellists were:
  1. Bryan Dixon, Co-Director, Amber Film and Photography Collective, Newcastle
  2. Isra al-Kassi, Co-Founder T A P E Collective, London
  3. Trevor Mathison, Founding Member, Black Audio Film Collective and Dubmorphology

In producing this event as part of a curatorial team of three, I was responsible for taking the event from pitch to delivery, including finding, contacting and briefing guests, working on a marketing strategy and liaising with other departments of the festival team including the digital and finance teams. I also hosted the discussion.