María Palacios Cruz: The Circulation of Moving Images

    Friday 13 May 2022
    A Workshop on Programming and Distribution
    with María Palacios Cruz

    About this Workshop

    The moving image comes to “life” through its encounter with the spectator – whether it takes place in the film theatre, online, in an exhibition, or even a text. The curator’s role is to enable that encounter, both by providing a critical context for the work and guaranteeing the quality of its presentation, and by mediating it to the audience; working with and between artists, institutions, technicians and spectators. This workshop proposes a short introduction to questions around the distribution and programming of experimental non-fiction film. How can we share our work; how do we get people to see it and discuss it?

    About María Palacios Cruz

    María Palacios Cruz is a film curator, writer and educator. She is currently the director of Open City Documentary Festival in London and was previously course leader for the Film Curating degree at Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola in San Sebastian (Spain). María has been working for many years as an independent curator for film festivals and cultural institutions all over the world. She has been a programmer for the Courtisane Festival since 2008 and was its director between 2010 and 2012. From 2015 to 2020 she was deputy director of LUX, the UK’s moving image agency for artists. In 2011, she curated the exhibition “SoundImageCulture. Poetics of Observation” for Netwerk Aalst on the work produced during the first five years of the SIC programme. ,