The impact of film on well-being - reaching people during COVID19 and beyond

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Film Industries Masterclass(4)

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MediCinema is a charity whose mission is to improve the well-being and quality of life of NHS patients, their families and carers through the power of the shared cinema experience and the magic of film. They achieve this by building and running cinemas in hospitals equipped with space for beds, wheelchairs and medical equipment. We will be joined by their Director of Operations, Paul Giggal, to discuss their response to the pandemic, starting a new bedside film service, running cinemas inside hospitals during Covid, and building on the opportunities and lessons from the last 15 months to explore new ways to reach people and expand what the shared experience can be.

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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