Countdown to Glasgow 2016!

Just 20 days to go until I head off on the train from Leeds to Glasgow and I’m feeling very under-prepared for participating in such a massive (un)conference…

My idea is to create a session on one of the two days which would be about planning and organising some public events that could animate the whole network around a broad theme.

I want to find out whether we can organise a devolved / distributed Radical Film Network festival and what our approach might be to curating content and event planning.

These sorts of questions might act as starting points:

What do RFN members think a festival should be / be for?
What do people know / think / suggest about themes?
Why would we get funded?
Who would like to be involved?
How do we organise a completely devolved / distributed festival?
Is a festival even ‘festive’ if its not spatially or temporally bounded?
What can we learn from the experiences of other members in the network?

See you in Glasgow!

Laura x



About Laura Ager

Freelance event organiser, film programmer and PhD student (University of Salford). I have been researching cultural festivals as a mode of engagement and education, looking in particular at festivals presented by universities. I have worked as film programmer, volunteer co-ordinator, venues manager, print co-ordinatrix and whatever else has needed doing at Leeds and Bradford International Film Festivals. I organise pop-up screenings in Leeds, I have contributed events to Scalarama's nationwide celebration of cinema and I volunteer at the Hyde Park Picture House in Leeds. Usually this involves selling popcorn but sometimes I do bits of programming and host Q&As with guests. I'm interested in film, history, cultural studies, the politics of the cultural economy and non-hierarchical models of organising. You can find out about the films I'm screening on twitter: @filmfringe
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