An informal discussion over lunch about programming work by and for D/deaf and disabled people. Caglar was Artistic Director of the Disabled Film Festival and now is Artistic Director of filmpro, and organisation that supports artists who experience exclusion. Sandra has curated a number of programmes including the first widely-accessible D/deaf and disabled LGBTQI+ shorts screening and panel for BFI Flare at Southbank.
Sandra Alland, Film curator, writer, filmmaker
Matthew Hellett, Programmer, Oska Bright Film Festival
Caglar Kimyoncu, Artistic Director, filmpro
SANDRA ALLAND is a writer, filmmaker and interdisciplinary artist living in Glasgow. Sandra has curated accessible film programmes featuring disabled and D/deaf filmmakers for: 'Who's Your Dandy?' (Edinburgh Filmhouse, 2014/2017); 'Unapologetic Self Portraits' (Disability Arts Online / SICK Festival, 2016); and Scotland's Cachín Cachán Cachunga! (including Glasgow's Disabled and D/deaf LGBTQI+ Pride, 2018). Earlier this year, Sandra programmed the first widely-accessible D/deaf and disabled LGBTQI+ shorts screening and panel for BFI Flare at Southbank. Sandra is interested in integrated access, as well as audio description and captioning processes that involve marginalised filmmakers (and film subjects) in how their work is presented and described
MATTHEW HELLET is a filmmaker and performer and has been a member of the Oska Bright Film Festival production team since 2006. He sits on the Legacy Team for Creative Minds, a national conversation about learning disability arts and where they sit within the wider arts world. Matthew was selected as a 2016 Guiding Lights mentee; Guiding Lights is UK film industry’s leading mentoring programme."
CAGLAR KIMYONCU is founder/artistic director of filmpro as well as an artist and curator. filmpro is a disabled people led digital arts agency. Its mission is to extend the ways of making and experiencing digital art, whilst enhancing the diversity of the UK and international arts sectors.