Meet the 2023 Pre-Selectors

Here is the team working with Sanne Jehoul and Matt Lloyd to select our 2023 International and Scottish competition lineups.

Sanne Jehoul leads on Scottish Competition selection, whilst Matt Lloyd leads on International Competition selection.


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Heather Bradshaw (Scottish and International selection)

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 (International selection)

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 (International selection)

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 was GSFF’s Films Assistant for the 2022 edition.

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Oriana Franceschi (International selection)

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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Marcus Jack (International selection)

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 (International selection)

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 (International selection)

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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Jessica McGoff (International selection)

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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Michael Lee Richardson (Scottish selection)

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 (International selection)

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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