Meet our new Film Hub South East Co-ordinator: Annie Mannion

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Annie Mannion, Film Hub South East Co-ordinator

Hi! I’m really excited to be joining the Film Hub South East team to look after its digital channels, communicate with cinemas across the region, and help run events. My background is in journalism and since 2000 I’ve edited a broad range of both print and web titles, including a stint working in Chicago.

I come to this role directly from Macmillan Cancer Support charity, where I’ve worked in the Digital team for the past seven years. Most recently, I’ve also been working part time as marketing manager and events organiser for the Electric Palace – a boutique, 50-seater cinema in Hastings. Its annual Summer Music Season, hosted by David Quantick, is one of my ‘babies’, and I was also very proud to persuade the brilliant US musician and acclaimed author, Willy Vlautin, to join us for a guest appearance alongside the screen adaptation of his novel, The Motel Life.

Outside of work, my happy places are either in an old man’s pub nursing an ale and a cryptic crossword, or at the swimming pool – perhaps that’s one of the reasons The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou is probably my all-time favourite film (though it’s a tough choice between that and Almost Famous, or A Mighty Wind…).

I look forward to meeting you all.

Feel free to email me about Film Hub South East.

Film Hub South East Advisory Group finalised


Film Hub South East has now appointed all 12 members of its new Advisory Group. The members were selected as the result of an open application call, and chosen to ensure they represented the diversity of the region and the exhibition landscape in the South East. The position of Chair will be shared by Professor Anne Boddington (the Dean of the University of Brighton’s Faculty of Arts) and Dr Frank Gray (lead member of FHSE’s Management Board and Director of Screen Archive South East).

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‘The Cinema of Childhood’ season announced


A curated touring season of films has been announced to tie in with the upcoming Mark Cousins documentary A Story of Children and Film (Dogwoof, released 4 April 2014).

For booking information please contact MarjoleinDen Bakker at FilmHouse:

The Cinema of Childhood – a season curated by Mark Cousins is a touring season of great films with child protagonists from all around the world, curated by the filmmaker Mark Cousins. It’s inspired by his documentary A Story of Children and Film, which explores the depiction of childhood in the movies through 53 films from 25 countries. The season and the documentary will be released alongside each other, in April 2014.

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