The State of Things is a one day talent development programme, reflecting on the state of things and things to come for film criticism and cinephilia in the UK and beyond. Spaces for critics are constantly changing and there is a new urgency for creative approaches to understanding impact, engagement and aesthetics.
Speakers include filmmaker and video essayist Charlie Lyne, critic and programmer Tara Judah, author and activist Sophie Mayer (Political Animals: The New Feminist Cinema), film critic Michael Pattison (MUBI Notebook), editor Dorothy Allen-Pickard (Another Gaze), activist and arts and cultural writer Zahra Dalilah (gal-dem), BFI Film Academy alumnus and writer Reba Martin (RIFE) and critic and programmer Sven de Hondt.
Participants on the course will submit written, aural and audio-visual works of a critical nature on films screened during Cinema Rediscovered, for publication on a dedicated blog and highlights from participants covering Cinema Rediscovered will also be selected for publication on MUBI's Notebook.
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