I am experienced in organising, marketing and delivering cultural events. I founded the organisation Cine-Sister in 2017, which screens films by female filmmakers. For Cine-Sister, I coordinated events as part of Peterborough
Women’s Festival, Peterborough Pride, Scalarama, BFI Major Programmes, Shifting Ground, and many more. In 2019, I secured funding from Film Hub South East to produce Peterborough’s first-ever film festival and was mentored by Flatpack Festival. The Gateway Film Festival showcased a wide variety of moving image including mixing live elements such as dancers and poetry with archive material. Working with a range of community groups and local organisations and engaging over 4500 people in 2019 across Peterborough, Wisbech, and Ely. As a result of the success of the festival, Film Hub South East have recommended my work to the BFI as an example of excellent practice.
Bringing together venues and organisations in the Peterborough area, the Gateway Film Festival launched in November 2019. Gateway aims to celebrate local history, community as well as being Peterborough's gateway to film culture from the past and around the world. 2019's festival saw a diverse film programme including special extras such as Bollywood style dancers, poetry, shadow puppet workshops as well as Q&As, introductions, and food.
Showcasing the work of female identifying filmmakers in pop up events since March 2017. Cine-Sister has produced a wide range of events that include introductions, Q&As, workshops as well as events as part of Wonder Women Festival, Peterborough Pride, Refugee Week and many more. Cine-Sister also raises money at many of these events for local and national charities most recently in March 2020 showing Outrage (1950) and raising money for Peterborough Rape Crisis Care Group.
I produce a wide range of filmmaking workshops for all ages and have trained many filmmakers in the local area. I've also done workshops in schools and community centres for children.