Occasionally, other programmers and venues ask me to host Q&A’s with filmmakers or introduce screenings. It’s always a pleasure to meet the people behind the art form I love and audiences that are inquisitive and passionate.


Playback: Exposure panel, Playback Festival, 4pm, Friday 23 March 2018, ICA, London

To celebrate the launch of EXPOSURE: A Guide to Exhibition, Distribution and Marketing for Filmmakers and Artists, produced by Random Acts North, this panel discusses how to get your work seen, from planning a festival strategy to understanding how artist films are distributed and exhibited in the UK and internationally.

Recent engagements:

– In Conversation with Cecilia Stenbom, Monday 5 February 2018, CCA, Glasgow.

Q&A following the Scottish premiere of Stenbom’s new film, The Rules of Engagement.

Stories We Tell, Introduction, Sunday 29 October 2017, Cample Line, Thornhill, Dumfriesshire.

Introduction of the Sarah Polley documentary followed by a discussion with the audience.

– Alex Barrett, London Symphony, Friday 3 November 2017, Filmhouse, Edinburgh.

Q&A with director Alex Barrett following the screening of his second feature film, London Symphony, a silent, black and white city-symphony.

– Mark Cousins, Safe, Tuesday 16 August 2016, Filmhouse, Edinburgh.

Screening of the late Antonia Bird’s 1993 film Safe followed by a discussion with Bird’s close friend Mark Cousins.

– Mark Cousins, Bigger Than the Shining, 17 June 2016, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Filmhouse, Edinburgh.

Q&A with Mark Cousins following the screening of his film, an edit of Kubrick’s The Shining and Nicholas Ray’s Bigger Than Life.

– Various Q&A’s at EIFF 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012.