Anna Bogutskaya

Anna Bogutskaya is a writer, broadcaster, and film programmer. They worked at Pedro Almodovar’s El Deseo as the Film and Events Programmer at the BFI, where they curated seasons and created the Woman With A Movie Camera Summit. Anna programmes for Fantastic Fest and has recently curated the BFI seasons ‘Cruel Flesh’ and ‘In Dreams Are Monsters’. Anna’s writing has appeared in numerous outlets including, Sight & Sound, BBC Culture, Little White Lies, BFI, Tortoise, The Guardian, The Face, NME, i-D, and has just completed her first book. As a broadcaster, they regularly contribute to Wittertainment, The Arts Hour and more. She produces and hosts The Final Girls, The Next Supremes, Hello, Sidney, Censor This podcasts. Anna is the Festival Director of Underwire Festival and co-founder of horror film collective The Final Girls. 

Twitter + IG: @annabdemented 


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Kate Taylor

Kate Taylor is a film programmer based in Glasgow.

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Kristy Matheson

Kristy Matheson is the former Director of Film at ACMI, Australia’s national museum of screen culture, served on Screen Australia’s Gender Matters Taskforce and is a recipient of the Natalie Miller Fellowship. In 2021, Kristy served on the BAFTA jury for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer. They are a committee member for online journal, Senses of Cinema. 

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Manish Agarwal

Manish Agarwal is a film programmer and writer. He has previously worked for BFI London Film Festival, Overnight Film Festival, London Short Film Festival, UnderWire, Rio Cinema, East End Film Festival , Birds Eye View, The Quietus, Secretly Group, MOJO, Kerrang! and Time Out. He lives in London. 

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Rafa Sales Ross

Rafa Sales Ross is a Brazilian film journalist and programmer specialising in inclusion and community-focused curation. She has a Master’s in Film and Visual Culture and has spent over a decade researching the portrait of suicide in cinema. Rafa has written for publications such as BBC Culture, BFI, Little White Lies, i-D, and Total Film and regularly hosts talks and Q&As. When she isn’t at a festival, she can be found next to her two cats, Clifford and Oliver. 

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Abigail Addison –  Animation Programmer 

Abigail Addison is a Producer, Programmer and Director of Animate Projects, an agency working at the intersection of film, art and animation, that produces award winning, innovative and experimental films. Abigail co-produced BAFTA nominated I’m OK by Elizabeth Hobbs with the National Film Board of Canada, as well as the British Animation Awards nominated Bloomers by Samantha Moore. Abigail is the Training and Development Producer at production company Lupus Films and has curated the Female Figures programme at London International Animation Festival since 2017.  

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Lydia Beilby – Black Box Programmer

Lydia Beilby is an artist, curator, and educator whose practice focuses on analogue film media, public programming, collaborative community projects and educational work with groups of all ages. Lydia has been an awarding jury member for international film festivals including, Uppsala, Krakow, Vienna, Montreal, and Kosovo, has participated in the selection panel for BAFTA Scotland, and is a Board Member for Alchemy Film & Arts. 

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Kim Knowles – Reframing the Gaze: Experiments in Women's Filmmaking, 1972 to Now
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Rohan Crickmar - Non-Fiction Shorts Programmer 

Rohan Berry Crickmar is an Edinburgh-based film programmer, producer and writer. 

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Jenny Clarke - Narrative Shorts Programmer 

Jenny Clarke is a freelance film curator, short film watcher and script reader. She has a Masters in Film Curating from Birkbeck, University of London and has been curating short film works since 2014 and her work has toured UK cinemas with the London Short Film Festival. She can be reliably found working as part of the queer feminist film curating collective, Club des Femmes.  

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