Spotlights: Documentary - 5 February 2014

Whirlygig Cinema’s SPOTLIGHTS is a short film night that shines a light on the work and practice of outstanding new filmmakers.

Every month, three emerging filmmakers are given just 30 minutes each to screen and talk about their films, providing a gripping insight into their background, ideas and filmmaking process. At the end of the night they take part in a Q&A session, giving audiences the chance to probe further.

Each event will offer a specialised focus on a particular genre; from animation to art, drama to documentary, SPOTLIGHTS strives to create a regular meeting place for filmmakers and film-lovers, showcasing hand-picked emerging film talent in a relaxed and intimate environment.

This month the focus is on DOCUMENTARY featuring the work of Juan Fernandez, Victoria Salmon and Olivia Humphreys.

**Programme change: Olivia Humphreys is replacing Helmie Stil**

Doors 7pm / Films start at 7.30pm
Hackney Attic, Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street, E8 1HE
£4 adv / £5 door / £3 door to badge holders.

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Olivia Humphreys

Olivia Humphreys is a documentary filmmaker, radio producer and writer based in London. She graduated from Goldsmiths with an MA in Screen Documentary; her graduation film won a Royal Television Society award and was acquired by Sky Arts. Her work has screened in Brazil, Canada and the United States as well as in numerous European festivals.

Juan Felix Fernandez

Originally from Southern Spain, Juan Felix Fernandez graduated from the Universidad de Malaga in Journalism and Audiovisual Communication. He has developed a long career as camera operator and editor in the major Spanish Broadcasters and News Agency. In 2011, he left his job in Spain and moved to London to study at the Royal Holloway University of London, the MA Documentary by Practice. His final project, Chana’s Way, filmed in Peru, was nominated between the three finalists of the One World Media Award 2013, Student category. This film has also been selected by a number of international film festivals.

Victoria Salmon

Following an MA in Radio, Film and Television, at the University of Bristol, Victoria has worked on documentary, drama and educational programmes as director, producer and production manager. She currently teaches at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design and at the University of Westminster. Victoria also makes short films. She is drawn to working with older people who have interesting stories to tell and works with them to create the film. Through these short vignettes she aims to show something of life's hopes, achievements and challenges common to us all.