Biography

Emma has worked in cinema exhibition since 2003, working in various front of house, venue and event management roles before moving into the Programming team at Edinburgh International Film Festival. As Projects Manager for EIFF, she is responsible for managing the annual EIFF project plan and associated events, projects and activities, supporting the development and delivery of the EIFF public programme. She also heads the Guest Services department in advance of and during the Festival, managing the team who arrange travel, accommodation, hospitality, networking and events for all filmmaker, industry and press guests. She is also responsible for managing special projects around the Centre for the Moving Image’s archives and anniversaries. A University of Edinburgh graduate with an MA in Philosophy, she has worked for BFI London Film Festival, Reykjavik International Film Festival, Glasgow Film Festival and the Dominion Cinema, as well as in several different roles within the Centre for the Moving Image, across EIFF, Filmhouse and Belmont Filmhouse.