Dead Northern - Putting the Festival in the Film Festival

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Dead Northern

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Founders of the Dead Northern Film Festival Joshua Lawson and Gareth Humphreys will be discussing how a beer festival evolved into a horror film festival, the challenges of hosting a live and safe event during the ever-changing COVID-19 lockdowns and tier system, the future of cinema and the role of film festivals for independent film after the pandemic, and why they're having a film festival with no films.

This talk is part of a series of virtual masterclasses by film and media practitioners, seeking to enable scholars and professionals in the field to share their experience and grow new partnerships. The series forms part of a strand within the newly established Creative Industries Research and Innovation Network (CIRIN) at Oxford Brookes University, which responds to the need for increased attention to the role of the creative industries in social, political and economic terms.

Each instalment of the series will seek to highlight current work undertaken in the field and suggest opportunities for growth and collaboration, while necessarily acknowledging the impact of the COVID-19 crisis from across multiple perspectives within the sector. Special attention will be reserved for the role played by new media platforms of content production, distribution and consumption in the context of a seemingly endless digital expansion, struggling cinema exhibition and shortening theatrical release windows.

The format of the series will allow for dialogue with the attendees, answering questions and networking.

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