Festival Staff

Festival Staff

Director / Coordinator

Dr Lydia Papadimitriou

Lydia Papadimitriou is Reader (Associate Professor) in Film Studies at Liverpool John Moores University. She has published extensively on different aspects of Greek cinema, and is currently researching on film festivals, distribution, documentary, and Balkan cinema. She has authored The Greek Film Musical (2006), co-edited Contemporary Balkan Cinema: Transnational Exchanges and Global Circuits (EUP 2020), and is the Principal Editor of the Journal of Greek Media and Culture. She has published numerous articles in books and journals, including New Review of Film and Television Studies (NRFTS), Filmicon, Studies in European Cinema and Screen.

Coordinator / Creative Support

Jacqui Griffin .

Jacqui Griffin is a filmmaker and film festival director with an academic interest in experimental film, film poetry, and Stan Brakhage. Jacqui founded the Drunken Film Fest in Bradford, West Yorkshire in 2016, which expanded to Oakland, California in 2018. As a filmmaker, Jacqui works primarily as a director and sound designer in both independent and mainstream productions. Additionally, Jacqui has worked regularly for the past several years as a camera operator, designer, and filmmaking instructor. She has an upcoming publication on the poetry of Stan Brakhage’s documentary films.

MA Students 2021-2022

The festival is organised as part of the MA Film module ‘Exploring Film Festivals, Distribution and Exhibition’ at Liverpool John Moores University. The students are involved in all stages, from programming to publicity. As programmers and curators all students watch the submitted films, and then, working in teams, they select which ones should be part of each strand. They communicate with the filmmakers and are given the opportunity to work in Graphic Design, Social Media, Festival Trailers, Publicity as well as lead the Q&As with the filmmakers.