Alchemy Film & Arts is delighted to announce the Programming Team for the tenth edition of Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival (30 April – 4 May 2020). Together with Alchemy’s Creative Director Michael Pattison and Production Director Rachael Disbury, the Programming Team will curate the film programme of next year’s festival.
Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival is open to experimental films of any length, including moving-image installations and expanded cinema proposals. Submissions are open until 15 December 2019.
Jonathan Ali is a film curator and writer based in London. He has worked for various film festivals including East End Film Festival, Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival. He programmes the Third Horizon Film Festival in Miami, Florida, and is one half of the Twelve30 Collective, dedicated to screening Caribbean films in the UK.
Kerry Jones is a Scottish Borders-based multimedia artist and curator whose practice encompasses film, sound, archive, manipulated still images and site-specific interactions. Kerry has worked for Alchemy Film & Arts in numerous capacities, and has been part of Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival’s Programming Team for several years. She produced the festival’s 2019 edition and is currently collectively curating Films for Change, a series of climate-oriented film screenings and discussions based in Hawick.
Marius Hrdy is a cultural worker, film programmer and film writer. He has programmed retrospectives of filmmakers Martha Colburn and Ted Fendt and has recently co-curated a historical retrospective on Dutch experimental filmmaking, together with EYE, at the Austrian Filmmuseum in Vienna. His film writing has appeared in the Brooklyn Rail, KINO! and Jigsaw Lounge. He is an active member of the cinema collective Filmhuis Cavia in Amsterdam.
Rhea Storr is an artist filmmaker who considers Black and Mixed-race identities, asking where images fail or resist us. Working between 16mm and digital recent interests include the politics of masquerade and Black bodies in rural spaces. Screenings include National Museum of African American History and Culture, US, European Media Art Festival, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival and ‘Get Up Stand Up Now’ at Somerset House. She is the winner of the inaugural Louis Le Prince Experimental Film Prize and runs the film lab at Not Nowhere film cooperative in London.