Intermissions Industry Session
21 May 2020, 4.30pm
Heather McIntosh and Isabel Moir
(Film Programmers, Independent Cinema Office)
We’re delighted to welcome ICO Film Programmers Heather McIntosh and Isabel Moir for the first 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.
Film programming is at the heart of what the ICO offers to the film exhibition sector, working with cinemas around the UK to screen a programme of films that offers the very best of world cinema. Heather and Isabel both joined the ICO Programming team in 2018. Prior to this, Isabel spent four years in the Cinema team at the Barbican Centre, where she was able build on her programming skills and contribute to the film programme. She has also worked in various roles at numerous film festivals including Open City Documentary Festival, BFI Future Film Festival and BFI London Film Festival and was a founding member of Overnight Film Festival, a residential film festival based in her hometown of Eastbourne. Heather previously worked in distribution before working at Curzon for four years, where she programmed and curated their digital venue, Curzon on Demand. Working within the Cinemas programming team, she helped to secure Day & Date releases for the circuit, as well as launching the Curzon members’ SVOD service Curzon12, and programming the Curzon area on Filmstruck UK.
Intermissions is a range of Young Film Programmers-focused activities, programmed by Film Hub South East and Reel Connections.