01 April ‘20

Meet BFMAF's newest team members!

A big BFMAF welcome to Christina, Myriam, Naomi & Natasha who have all recently joined the Festival team.

We are delighted to announce Christina Demetriou and Myriam Mouflih as the 2020 Programming Fellows. They will join Festival Director Peter Taylor, Programmer Herb Shellenberger and a soon to be appointed Associate Programmer in curating this years Festival. We are also excited to expand our year-round team with Naomi Gessesse joining as Programme & Marketing Assistant and Natasha Palmer as Festival Assistant.

Christina Demetriou Programming Fellow

After studying Gender Studies at Goldsmiths, Christina began to work with short film festivals in Norway and Germany, before moving to Berlin in 2015. There she founded the screening series LUNAR, with the aim of curating film, readings and performances dedicated to dialogue. She is also the Festival Coordinator for Coproduction Office, and has been a participant in the Oberhausen Seminar (2017) and The Film Society of Lincoln Center Industry Academy (2019).

Myriam Mouflih Programming Fellow

Myriam Mouflih is a freelance curator and writer from Glasgow, UK whose research focuses mainly on Artists Moving Image from the African continent and the diaspora. Since 2017, Myriam has programmed for Africa in Motion Film Festival and served on the committee of Transmission Gallery from 2018-2020. In addition to this, she was on the jury for the Margaret Tait Award 2020/21 and served on the Short Film Jury of the 2019 Zanzibar International Film Festival.

Naomi Gessesse Programme & Marketing Assistant

Naomi has worked with several Scottish film festivals including SQIFF and Africa in Motion. They completed an undergraduate degree in Film and Television Studies at the University of Glasgow, and wrote a thesis about access and the politics of space at LGBTQIA film festivals.

Natasha Palmer Festival Assistant

Before BFMAF, Natasha has worked for ÉCU – the European Independent Film Festival and as a Production Designer. She is also currently completing her postgraduate studies in Modern and Contemporary Art Theory, Criticism and Curation at the University of Edinburgh, with her thesis focusing on the politics of failure and minor gesture in contemporary cinema.

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