Intermissions Industry Session

28 May 2020, 4.30pm

Film Journalism with Ryan Gilbey

We’re delighted to welcome film journalist Ryan Gilbey for the second of our Industry Sessions. These sessions are designed to give our Young Film Programmers and others the opportunity to talk directly to people working in the film exhibition sector and related professions, find out more about what their work involves and their career paths so far.

In this session we will discuss the role of the film journalist, including reviewing films, interviewing filmmakers and critical explorations of film culture, along with key steps for aspiring young writers keen on breaking into this field.

Ryan Gilbey has been film critic at the New Statesman magazine since 2006, and also writes for the Guardian and the Radio Times. He was named Reviewer of the Year in the Press Gazette Magazine Awards in 2007 and Young Film Journalist of the Year by the Independent and Sight & Sound in 1993. He has contributed to numerous publications including the Sunday Times, London Review of Books, Rolling Stone and the Telegraph. He is the author of It Don’t Worry Me (Faber), a book about 1970s US cinema, as well as a study of Groundhog Day in the BFI Modern Classics series.

Intermissions is a range of Young Film Programmers-focused activities, programmed by Film Hub South East and Reel Connections.