Developing Sci-Fi with Anna Levine & David Kimbangi
Hear tastemakers at DUST and Film4 discuss genre filmmaking
Date:29 Jul 2020
Genre in Focus: Sci-Fi is Film Hub North's latest deep dive into the world of genre filmmaking and a celebration of cinema's ability to conjure brave new worlds, other dimensions, imagined futures and altered realities. As part of the season, we're hosting Developing Sci-Fi: a conversation betweenAnna Levine, Senior Manager at Gunpowder & Sky (home of sci-fi brand DUST), and Film4 Development and Production Executive David Kimbangi.
Join us from 4pm on Wednesday, 29 July for a discussion hosted by film writer and broadcaster Beth Webb. Anna and David will draw on their experience at the forefront of contemporary sci-fi production and UK independent filmmaking discuss the genre landscape in the UK and how filmmakers can make their sci-fi dream projects a reality. Our guests will also answer questions from the room - you can submit yours in advance or ask it during the session.
The Developing Sci-Fi discussion is free to attend - book your place via the Zoom link below. You don't need a live webcam or microphone to participate, just a reliable internet connection.
Anna Levine spent the last 4 years serving as the creative architect of DUST - the definitive taste-making source for emerging voices in the science fiction space. In partnership with Gunpowder & Sky, Levine went on to develop multiple feature and TV adaptations of DUST properties. Anna is currently an independent producer, speaker, and digital consultant, and continues her work with Gunpowder & Sky while teaming up with new partners to give opportunities to up and coming filmmakers.
David joined Film4 in August 2018 as a development and production executive, where one of his first projects was sci-fi short and festival hit Naptha. Before that, he was Development Coordinator in the BFI Film Fund. David has held other roles at the BFI, including stints at London Film Festival and his first job in film on the box office at BFI Southbank.
Beth Webb is a film and television writer and broadcaster who also serves as BFI NETWORK's Digital Coordinator. Beth also co-runs Bechdel Test Fest: a celebration of films that pass The Bechdel Test and incredible women in cinema.