Christine Bardsley

Film Programme Manager at the British Council.

She joined the British Council in 2001 following stints managing development projects in Bangladesh and heading the British Council office in Gaza. She has curated British film festivals in countries as diverse as India, Armenia, Ukraine and Russia as well as working with international festivals to profile UK work across Europe, Asia and the Americas. Over the last seven years Christine has focused on documentary, developing projects with partners including the Grierson Trust, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Scottish Documentary Institute, Guardian Docs and One World Media. She is also the Documentary Programme Advisor for BFI London Film Festival.

Mandy Rose

Associate Professor in UWE Bristol’s School of Film & Journalism, director of  DCRC, and co-director of i-Docs.

Mandy Rose researches the politics and poetics of emerging documentary. A filmmaker who started out in the London independent film scene in the 1980s, Mandy has led ground-breaking participatory projects including BBC’s “Mass Observation” camcorder project – Video Nation and the Capture Wales digital storytelling project. She is co-investigator of the EPSRC research project – Virtual Realities: Immersive Documentary Encounters. She is co-editor of i-docs: The evolving practices of interactive documentary – Wallflower Press 2017. @CollabDocs