Film Hub South East
University of Brighton
154 – 155 Edward Street
Phone: 01273 643119
Meet the team
Lis Spencer, Film Hub South East Strategy and Development Manager
About Lis: Among other things, Lis has run a couple of cinemas and also helped deliver the first 100-seat mobile cinema in Britain. She was on the board of New Media Scotland, and spent a decade at the Arts Council.
Lis’s best film experience: “Walking into a car park in a Highland village and up the ramp into the Screen Machine. It was like stepping into another world. It was a really proud moment knowing all the hard work meant a real, high quality, cinema experience for people who had never seen film on the big screen. Amazing!”
Film Hub South East Co-ordinator
About Annie: A former journalist and editor across print and online commercial and trade titles, Annie has most recently spent seven years in the digital team at Macmillan Cancer Support charity. She has also worked part time since 2013 as marketing manager and events organiser for the Electric Palace cinema, Hastings.
Annie’s best film experience: “As well as devising and launching our annual Summer Music Season, I was very proud to coax the brilliant author and musician Willy Vlautin to join us at the Electric Palace for a guest appearance alongside a showing of the screen adaptation of his novel, The Motel Life.”
Film Hub South East Administrator
About Beth: Beth has worked for The Sydney Film Festival, The Sydney Theatre Company and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra. Beth’s passionate about engaging audiences in non-mainstream cinema and loves depressing films and Japanese food.
Beth’s best film experience: “Watching Gillo Pontecorvo’s The Battle of Algiers at the Brighton Dome, with a live soundtrack performed by Asian Dub Foundation. It was 2004, the film was 39 years old but it felt very vital and its political message felt searing.”