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LFF 2019: In Conversation with Appreciation director, Tomisin Adepeju

Film Editor | Graciela Mae Chico Written and directed by one of the rising new voices in British cinema, Appreciation is a drama that poignantly explores an African Pentecostal pastor’s navigation of grief and cultural identity following a personal tragedy. Filmed in London, the film flaunts striking visuals and Adepeju’s flourishing distinct directorial style. Aside from Appreciation’s selection in the programme, Adepeju is also one … Continue reading LFF 2019: In Conversation with Appreciation director, Tomisin Adepeju

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LFF19: An interview with Spring Fever director Anna Snowball

Film Editor | Graciela Mae Chico Documentary filmmaker and Royal Holloway alum Anna Snowball talks with The Founder about her BFI London Film Festival selected short documentary, Spring Fever, as well as her filmmaking journey during and post-university. The film, which was part of the ‘In the Age of Consent programme, highlights a class so refreshing, and frankly a flicker of hope amidst the current … Continue reading LFF19: An interview with Spring Fever director Anna Snowball

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LFF 2019: Josef Bates on navigating the ‘clouded view’ of the industry post-university and his black comedy film, Tic.

Film Editor | Graciela Mae Chico I sat down with Media Arts (what we know now as the Film, TV & Digital Production course) alumni Josef Bates on the afternoon before the first screening of his short film Tic at this year’s BFI London Film Festival. After catching him up on the new, lengthy course title, as well as bonding over the infamous and unchanging … Continue reading LFF 2019: Josef Bates on navigating the ‘clouded view’ of the industry post-university and his black comedy film, Tic.

10 Films To Watch for LGBT+ History Month

Film Editor | Graciela Mae Chico   Two years after the abolition of Section 28, an act which stated that local authorities “shall not intentionally promote homosexuality or publish material with the intention of promoting homosexuality” in February 2003, the month was declared LGBT+ History Month. The awareness month, led by Sue Sanders and Paul Patrick (Schools OUT UK Project), continues to this day. While … Continue reading 10 Films To Watch for LGBT+ History Month

‘Know Your Status’: World AIDS Day 30 Years On

Film Editor | Graciela Mae Chico Forty years after the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s, an estimated 36.9 million people worldwide are still living with HIV. Despite AIDS-related deaths reducing to more than 51% – since its peak in 2001 – it is estimated that the illness still caused almost a million deaths in 2017. (UNAIDS.org) This year the fight to defeat  HIV and AIDS … Continue reading ‘Know Your Status’: World AIDS Day 30 Years On

United Nations Day: The Importance of the Spirit of Unity in the Midst of Universal Adversity

Film Editor |Graciela Mae Chico October 24 marks ‘United Nations Day’. Part of ‘United Nations Week’, which runs from October 20 to 26, it is the anniversary of the organisation’s establishment; the day has been celebrated since 1948 but was only recommended as a public holiday (for Member States) by the United Nations General Assembly in 1971. But more importantly, the day highlights the achievements … Continue reading United Nations Day: The Importance of the Spirit of Unity in the Midst of Universal Adversity