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GYFF: Make Archive History: Archive in Film (N/C 15+)

19 September

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


How can you use archival film to inspire and inform new stories? The Make Film History project makes archive films from the BBC, BFI National Archive, Irish Film Institute, and Northern Ireland Screen available for educational use by young filmmakers.

This event will demonstrate the adventurous potential of archive footage to develop fresh work, and will provide crucial insight from filmmakers, curators and the Make Film History team, all of whom are experienced in working with archival footage. Panellists will include Shane O’Sullivan (Make Film History), Paul Wright (Director of Arcadia) , Emily Munro (Scotland's Moving Image Archive) and Shona Thomson (producer/curator).

This is a free but ticketed event. You must be 15 or over to attend.

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Shona Thomson @UrbanTwitcher

Shona Thomson is an award-winning independent creative producer and curator based in Edinburgh and through A Kind of Seeing she’s presented live cinema events reaching over 8000 people across the UK and internationally. Driven by a passion for connecting people and places with their heritage to talk about the future, Shona has been producing and curating film events, festivals and tours for over 20 years, including a long association with the Edinburgh International Film Festival, new commissions for the Glasgow Film Festival, and producing the first five years of the Hippodrome Silent Film Festival. Right now, Shona has just announced the Scottish cinema tour for her new film Launch! On the Sea with Scotland's Lifeboats. She's also preparing for teaching part-time on the University of Edinburgh's Masters course in Film, Exhibition and Curation. And is helping to address gaps in cinema provision in Scotland in her part-time role as Partnerships Coordinator with cinema development agency Regional Screen Scotland. If she had to describe her approach to working in the film industry she would call it pursuing a portfolio career where collaboration is key. - Paul Wright is a critically acclaimed Scottish filmmaker whose work has played internationally at festivals such as Cannes and Locarno.

Dr Shane O’Sullivan @makefilmhistory

All Monday to Friday shows before 5pm have capacity capped at 50% (unless otherwise stated). All other screenings have full unlimited seating capacity (unless otherwise stated).

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