FILM FESTIVAL PRODUCER
Montague is a self-taught filmmaker who made his directorial debut with Gimme One, a VR dance documentary about the Bristol ballroom community. He is a creator who has previously worked on a range of moving image projects. His work includes film, dance, performance and installation exhibits with a focus on social impact. Montague’s work centres around the themes of cultural identity and community. This interest feeds into his work in events, programming digital and cultural events that encourage wider audiences to engage with these ideas.
Qila Gill is an artist, curator and programmer. Currently working as short film programmer at The Palace Film Festival and part of the Selection Committee for Sheffield Doc/Fest, she is also a fellow at the Royal Society of Arts. Her research interest lies within the frameworks of fragility, sensitivity and inclusivity within ethnicity and ethical embodiment.
Primarily a writer in psychoanalysis and philosophy of the biosciences, Dani is also a queer culture advocate working in community organising and has developed and presented workshops in developing collective direct action tactics through forum theatre for events such as In Between Time and Bristol Transformed. In photography, their work uses negative space to discuss the social utility of industrial and modernist architecture in our now-financialised cities. Their interest in cinema similarly lies in its use of absence and space to facilitate a creative dialectic between screen and audience.
CLAWSON & WARD
b. Donaghadee & Belfast, Northern Ireland
Currently live & work in Bristol, UK
THE PALACE DIRECTOR
Originally trained in performance and also a violinist, Thea has worked in theatre as an actor, director and producer; and in fashion, film and event production. Her element is wherever there are people and opportunities for collaboration with her wide breadth of skill sets coming together in the creation of The Palace Collective.
THE CUBE EVENT MANAGER
Angela is interested in relationships between the moving image and place. They work specifically with the ways in which film and video and the material traces of the past co-create place, land, belonging, exclusion and is interested in how the moving image can produce new imagined and real places. Their research focus has been developed through interdisciplinary, collaborative research that links academic practices with the practices of industry, communities and the public sector. They enjoy working with different publics as a curator-producer-artist and am involved in a number of collaborative research projects that involve film and artists' cinema.
VIRTUAL REALITY CURATOR
Santi writes and sketch video games but never program them. It's very sad. Leipzig.