Kelly Zarins


I am the founding member of the Leeds International Women's Filmmaking Collective. We have been established since March 2015; a fledgling collective, taking our inspiration from the earlier workshop and collective movements to create an interactive documentary which celebrates the lives and impact of the international community in Leeds.

I established the collective from within my practice-based PhD at Leeds Trinity University. I have opened up my PhD research and practice to the local community and now we work together on the project as co-creators and co-researchers. 

I joined the RFN at their inaugural conference in Birmingham and since have attended the day held as part of the Liverpool Radical Film Festival. Joining the network has been essential to the development of our practice and has put us in touch with key players and mentors in radical film production and exhibition (especially collectively made women's film) in the North.