Film Programmers Attend Industry Showcase Event in Sheffield

Film Programmers Attend Industry Showcase Event in Sheffield

Sophie Villa, Tomala White and Molly McHale

Three young film enthusiasts involved in Nerve Centre's Ones to Watch initiative set off for Sheffield this month to gain industry level insight into programming cinematic events.

Thanks to funding support from Film Hub NI, Sophie Villa, Tomala White and Molly McHale attended the Young Audience Screening Day at the Showroom, one of Europe's largest independent cinemas. The event is delivered by the Independent Cinema Office and will focus on engaging young audiences aged 16-30 in cinema events.

Speaking ahead of the trip, Ones to Watch programmer Tomala White said: 'We're really excited to be travelling to the iconic Showroom Cinema in Sheffield to represent the Ones to Watch group at the Young Audience Screening Day. It's great to have the chance to bring back more opportunities and learning to keep developing the quality of our cinema events for young audiences here in the city.'

Ones to Watch is a young film programmers group supported by Film Hub NI which delivers screenings, talks and special events for young people. Since its inception in August 2017, the group has delivered 12 events for over 250 young people aged 15-25 years.

Events have included the Screenshots series which focused on screenings and talks on classic film directors such as Martin Scorsese, the Coen Brothers, George Miller, Kevin Smith, Joe Dante, John Hughes, Martin McDonagh and John Carpenter. Screenshots is delivered in partnership with the University of Ulster and the North West Regional College.

The group have also delivered family cinema events with audiences enjoying classic films such as Gremlins, Lego Batman, It Follows and The Breakfast Club as part of Foyle Film Festival, Comic City and for CADi Creative and Digital Innovators delivered by the Nerve Centre in partnership with the Education Authority Youth Service.

The next event hosted by Ones to Watch is John Carpenter's The Thing on Monday, May 28 at 7pm in the Nerve Centre. The film will be introduced by Banterflix editor-in-chief Jim McClean, a self-proclaimed 'Carpenter fanboy', as he attempts to showcase the lasting impact and legacy the director has had upon both the science-fiction and horror genres of cinema. Ones to Watch will continue its 'Pay What You Want' model for admission to the screening, with a recommended minimum fee of £1.

Follow Ones to Watch on Facebook to say up to date with upcoming events as well as promotional giveaways.

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