Cinematic Investigations is a site dedicated to cinema, in all its forms. It is written and maintained by Harriet Warman, a film programmer, critic and creative producer. The site represents Harriet’s eclectic taste in cinema, with everything from experimental film to Hollywood action films given consideration and critique.
The site documents film programmes and screenings hosted by Harriet; a film viewing journal once weekly and now more sporadic; the Aniston of the Week project, which seeks to develop a greater understanding of an under-appreciated actor; and writing on festivals attended and other activities.
Harriet’s most recent programming project was Behind the Curtain, a film programme bringing a diverse selection of films to the Scottish Borders. The first season of Behind the Curtain was funded by Film Hub Scotland and delivered in partnership with Alchemy Film & Arts and Moving Image Makers Collective.
As a critic, Harriet has contributed to Sight & Sound, CineVue, Little White Lies, KINO! and the Glasgow-based Physical Impossibility zine. She has reported on many festivals including Berlin Film Festival, London Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Aesthetica Short Film Festival and Sheffield Doc/Fest. Harriet has sat on juries at Leeds International Film Festival and Bratislava International Film Festival, and worked for two years as the Producer of Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival (2016-2017 editions).
Harriet worked in the programme team for 5 editions of Edinburgh International Film Festival (2011-2013, 2015-2016) in various roles including Programme Coordinator, short film viewer, feature film viewer and documentary programmer. She also helped produce Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival 2014 and AV Festival 2014 and is currently Partnerships Coordinator at Regional Screen Scotland.