In this bonus episode, we’re bringing you a podcast edition of our ‘Film Industry Post-Pandemic’ panel, created in partnership with the BFI for their Woman With A Movie Camera summit, powered by Jaguar. We assembled a panel of expert women from five corners of the film industry to talk about the future of their fields following the impact of Covid-19.
Anna is first joined by Allison Gardner, CEO of Glasgow Film, Claire Vaughan, lead programmer at Cardiff’s multi-artform venue Chapter, and filmmaker, writer and disability advocate Kyla Harris. They share what the pandemic has revealed about the workings of their respective facets of the industry, what changes they made to survive, and how we can hold on to some of those creative innovations to help us thrive in future.
Allison shares how she made a success of Glasgow Film Festival despite ongoing lockdowns, and Claire tells Anna how she got creative with programming when cinemas closed their doors. Kyla talks about the impact of the pandemic for people with disabilities — plus her new project documenting her endeavour to teach a friend her care regime in just one week. The panel also discuss the crucial role of caring and carers in society, and how the film industry can acknowledge and facilitate this better.
In a second conversation, filmmaker and Luxor director Zeina Durra joins Anna alongside Eve Gabereau, CEO of Luxor’s female-led distributor Modern Films. They discuss the challenges of releasing an independent movie during lockdown, and how filmmakers and distributors have worked together to achieve successes like Luxor’s in this challenging time. All this and many more strong words from inspiring women.