Next Event: Wednesday 7th October 6:30 pm
Speaker: Tom Wightman
Film Hub South East is led by the Independent Cinema Office, who work in partnership across the South East, including with regional partners Saffron Screen and Depot in Lewes. The ICO programme a network of over 20 cinemas, festivals and mixed arts venues, offer training and consultancy and distribute films.
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He joins from the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) where he’s managed STOP PLAY RECORD, a London-wide commissioning programme for emerging filmmakers. STOP PLAY RECORD ran from 2015 to 2018 and during this time Thomas commissioned, developed and executive produced 72 short films made by filmmakers aged 16-24 for the Channel 4 Random Acts series. The programme also provided free monthly workshops for young people interested in all aspects of filmmaking. Prior to joining the ICA, Thomas worked for the BBC and gained independent commissions as a producer and director in film and visual arts.