Meet the 2022 Viewing Team

Here is the team working with Sanne Jehoul and Matt Lloyd to select our 2022 International and Scottish competition lineups from 4,000+ submissions.


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Charlotte Ashcroft

Charlotte is the Marketing & Events Manager for London Short Film Festival. She has held film marketing roles at Film Hub Scotland, Film4 Online, the ICA and Showroom Sheffield, working across a range of projects, seasons and new releases. She is an alumnus of the ICO Cultural Cinema Exhibition Course and the Europa Cinemas Innovation Lab in Sofia.


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Heather Bradshaw

Heather (she/her) is an MSc graduate in Film Curation from University of Glasgow. She has worked for Glasgow Short Film Festival as Festival Coordinator, Festival Assistant and submissions viewer since 2019, as well as viewing submissions for Copenhagen Short Film Festival and WoFF. She has also worked as Festival Coordinator for Manchester Animation Festival. Heather is co-founder of both Unmellow Collective in Newcastle Upon Tyne, and Unmellow Movies in Glasgow.

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Manon Euler

After 4 years working for Sheffield Doc/Fest as the Industry Programme producer, Manon recently moved onto the non-fiction realm and is now working for Film Hub Midlands and the Film Audience Network, where she manages the Major Programmes, two UK-wide season celebrating independent cinema and creativity across the Network.
A graduate from Copenhagen University, Manon studied Literature, English and Film. She also worked for Nordisk Panorama and Open City Documentary Festival, and was on This Way Up 2021 Committee. She always wants to put something witty at the end of her bio but often goes blank and gives up.

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Grace Coletta Feinmann 

Grace is a recent graduate of the University of Glasgow, where she studied English Literature and Film & Television Studies. She is an aspiring writer and essayist with work focusing on contemporary horror and the feminine mythic. She enjoys working in Glasgow’s film festival circuit, having co-ordinated Africa in Motion’s Short Film Competition for two years. She is GSFF’s current Films Assistant, and is just happy to be here.

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Oriana Franceschi

Oriana is a programmer of films and live events. Since graduating with an MA in Film Journalism from the University of Glasgow in 2014, she has worked with Glasgow Film Festival, Glasgow Film Theatre, Edinburgh Short Film Festival, Tyneside Cinema, Sheffield Doc/ Fest and Cinema For All. In 2019 she acted as a member of the jury for Leeds Film Festival's British and Yorkshire short competition programmes.

Oriana currently works as Programme Manager for Sheffield Creative Guild, a collective whose members include filmmakers and exhibitors alongside visual artists, theatre practitioners, musicians, designers, and those working across various other creative disciplines. She also performs music as Shelley Byron with her band, Shelley Byron and the Poison Sleep.

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Katie Goh

Katie is an author and critic. She has covered film for i-D, VICE, Little White Lies, Sight & Sound and the Guardian, and is a member of the UK Film Critics Circle. Her first non-fiction book The End: Surviving The World Through Imagined Disasters is out now with 404 Ink. She is also the Marketing Manager for Glasgow Short Film Festival. 

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Dan Guthrie

Dan is an artist-filmmaker and programmer currently based in Gloucestershire whose work often explores the multiplicities of Black Britishness. Recent screenings of his work include Current Transmissions (ICA London) and Frames within Frames (Obsidian Coast) and he has previously programmed events for London Short Film Festival and SITE Festival. He prefers shorter films to longer ones.

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Sigrid Hadenius

Sigrid is the festival producer of Uppsala Short Film Festival where she has been a part of the selection committee for the international competition since 2014. She also works as the industry producer at Tempo Documentary Festival in Stockholm. Sigrid has a background in art history (Uppsala University) and film studies (Stockholm University) and is currently also active as a board member of the Uppsala based arthouse cinema Fyrisbiografen.

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Marcus Jack 

Marcus (he/him) is a curator and writer based in Glasgow. He is currently completing an AHRC-funded PhD at Glasgow School of Art investigating the history of artists’ moving image in Scotland (1967–2020) and is the founding editor of DOWSER (2020–), a quarterly publication on the same field. In 2015 he founded Transit Arts, an itinerant organisation for the support of artists’ moving image, working through public screening programmes and experimental publishing. He is a trustee of Glasgow Artists’ Moving Image Studios and a member of the Steering Group of the British Art Network.

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Oisín Kealy

Oisín is an LKAS PhD candidate at the University of Glasgow, researching human rights film festivals in South America. He has also worked as a submissions viewer with Document Human Rights Film Festival, a music researcher for dementia charity Playlist for Life, and a gastronomic tour guide in Glasgow’s city centre.

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Ane Lopez 

Ane is a Spanish creative practitioner based in Glasgow with a background in sustainable farming, design, film production, curation and marketing. She is the co-founder of A+E, an art and ecology collective that envisions a post-oil, radical and diverse culture that addresses the current climate crisis through experimental, ethical and accessible approaches.

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Emilia Mazik 

Emilia has a degree in Cultural Management and Philosophy from Jagiellonian University in Kraków. Since 2014 she has worked for Short Waves Festival, an international short film festival from Poznań, Poland, from 2019 as Festival Director. In 2020 she joined the editorial team of Talking Shorts, an online film magazine dedicated to short films. In 2021, as a representative of the European Short Film Network, she was among the founders of the This Is Short platform.

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Joe McFarlane 

Joe is a Glasgow-based production assistant and curator. Since graduating from the University of Glasgow’s Film Curation MSc programme in 2019, he has worked with Glasgow Short Film Festival and the Aegean Film Festival, and is currently Industry Assistant for the 2022 edition of Glasgow Film Festival.

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Jessica McGoff

Jessica is a film writer and video essayist. Her written work has been published in the likes of MUBI Notebook, Another Gaze and CinemaScope, and her video essays have been commissioned by the likes of Sight & Sound and the International Film Festival Rotterdam. She is particularly interested in female authorship in film, and seeking out forms of the moving image with anti-capitalist and anti-colonial potentials.

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Myriam Mouflih 

Myriam is a curator and occasional writer based in Glasgow, working across film and contemporary visual art. Myriam has programmed for festivals like Africa in Motion Film Festival and Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival and organisations such as South London Gallery, Pavilion (Leeds) and The Mosaic Rooms. 

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Līga Požarska 

Līga writes about short films for Talking Shorts and sometimes about features for Latvian media outlets. Occasionally she moderates Q&As and does various translation-related tasks. She is also a member of the Short Riga preselection committee – Riga International Film Festival's curated short film programme. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and a Master's Degree in Creative Industries and Cultural Management. Līga is based between Latvia and France, getting the best from both cultural and historical backgrounds.

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Michael Lee Richardson

Michael is a writer and youth worker based in Glasgow. Michael’s short film My Loneliness is Killing Me – directed by Tim Courtney – won a BAFTA Scotland Award in 2018 and has been shown at film festivals around the world. Michael currently has television projects in development with Kindle Entertainment, Projector Pictures and Tigerlily, and a new funded short in development with Bombito. Michael is passionate about queer cinema, and has programmed shorts programmes for SQIFF, Pride House and Citizenfest Glasgow in the past. Michael likes 80s makeover montages, witches, and going to the shops.

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Natasha Thembiso Ruwona 

Natasha is a Scottish-Zimbabwean artist, researcher and curator. Natasha’s artistic practice is research based and investigates racialised spatialisation (in line with Black Feminist Geographies) via the processes of writing, digital art and performance. Natasha completed a curatorship for Africa in Motion Film Festival 2019, and is a Project Coordinator for the collective UncoverED which is based at The University of Edinburgh - a student-led project researching into the global and imperial history of the university and how this relates to the current ways in which the university oppresses PoC. Natasha is also an Assistant Producer for movement researcher Claricia Parinussa, Committee Member for Rhubaba Gallery & Studios, and an Outreach Intern for the online resource Project Myopia.

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Moira Salt

Moira is an artist and programming assistant living in Glasgow. Her work explores latent threads of power within diasporic cultures, and the possibilities of using the body to reorient our readings of history. She has shown work in London, Glasgow International, and has an upcoming exhibition at 16 Nicholson Street, Glasgow.

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Sara Shaarawi

Sara is a playwright from Cairo, now based in Glasgow. Sara is currently Executive Director of Highlight Arts and often works as an administrator for small film festivals in Glasgow.

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