Females in Film: Workshops

An introduction to working with archive: Tuesday 13th April 6-7.30PM

Ever thought about using archive or stock footage in your films but don’t know where to start?
Join us as we look at an introduction to archive, talking about everything from where you can find stock footage, how much it might cost, and the legality considerations around use. Hear from Onyeka Igwe, a film artist who regularly works with stock footage.

Onyeka Igwe is an artist and researcher working between cinema and installation. She is born and based in London, UK.

Through her work, Onyeka is animated by the question — how do we live together? — with particular interest in the ways the sensorial, spatiality, and non-canonical ways of knowing can provide answers. She uses embodiment, voice, archives, narration and text to create structural ‘figure-of-eights’, a format that exposes a multiplicity of narratives. The work comprises untying strands and threads, anchored by a rhythmic editing style, as well as close attention to the dissonance, reflection and amplification that occurs between image and sound.

Onyeka’s video works have been screened at Artists’ Film Club: Black Radical Imagination, ICA, London, 2017; Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh, 2020, and at film festivals internationally including the London Film Festival, 2015 and 2020; Rotterdam International, Netherlands, 2018, 2019 and 2020; Edinburgh Artist Moving Image, 2016; Images Festival, Canada, 2019, and the Smithsonian African American film festival, USA, 2018.

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Intro to Distribution- Get Your Film Seen: Tuesday 20th April 6-7.30PM

So you’ve made your first film? Great! Now, do you want people to see it? And how are you going to make that happen? Join Deborah Rowland for this workshop exploring what happens after a film is made – how distribution and marketing get a film out there – and how you can apply these tricks and tips to your film. This practical session will get you thinking about the best steps to market your film, whether it’s your first feature-length or a short film.

Deborah has over 28 years experience in marketing and all aspects of film distribution: theatrical, home entertainment, VOD, international sales, TV, and exhibition. She has held senior positions at Koch Media, Curzon Artificial Eye, Twentieth Century Fox, Disney, Icon Film Distribution, Contender/EOne, and The Pearson Group. Deborah runs We Are The Tonic, an entrepreneurial consultancy for sales agents, distributors, and filmmakers. She is also Head of Department at the UK National Film and Television School, delivering their Marketing, Distribution, Sales, and Exhibition MA for film, television, and games, and is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Exeter.

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