Past Projects

Evaluation Consultant – Major Programmes
Film Hub Midlands, UK
May 2019 – May 2022
Consultancy to design and provide evaluation of the BFI FAN Major Programmes project delivered by Film Hub Midlands. Evaluation includes the follwing national seasons:
BFI Comedy Genius ‘Blockbuster’ season running October 2018 – January 2019
Film Feels: Obsession FAN-led season running in June – July 2019
BFI Musicals ‘Blockbuster’ season running October 2019 – January 2020
Film Feels: Connected FAN-led season delivered July – August 2020
Film Feels: Hopeful FAN-led season delivered July – August 2021
BFI Japan ‘Blockbuster’ season running October 2021 – January 2022

Evaluator – Film Audience Network Membership Evaluation
Film Hub South East, UK
Oct 2021 – Jan 2022
Evaluation to provide insight into the membership of Film Audience Network and how this has developed over time. Collaborating with Anna Kime co-authored report A Sense of Belonging: An in depth investigation into the member experience within the Lottery funded BFI Film Audience Network initiative.

Evaluation Consultant – Ffolio
Ffilm Cymru, UK

Mar 2020 – Jan 2022
Consultancy to deliver evaluation for year one of Ffolio, a partnership between Ffilm Cymru, BBC Wales, BBC Arts and the Arts Council of Wales. Ffolio offers training, mentoring and BBC commissioning opportunities to creatives, with a demonstrable track record in another discipline, based in Wales and without a professional director’s credit within film or TV.

Executive Director
Bristol Festivals, UK
Oct 2016 – Jan 2022
Liz was the first director of the network and development consultancy for festivals and live event organisations in Bristol, where provided support and guidance to a membership of over 50 festivals and live events across Bristol. In 2021 she introduced a training and development programme with a focus on sustainability, equality, diversity and inclusion and well-being.

Pardi di Domani Programmer
Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland
Mar 2016 – Oct 2020
Liz was a member of the programming committee for Pardi di Domani across five editions of Locarno Film Festival, an A List film festival based in Switzerland. The Pardi di Domani section showcases the best new talent in short filmmaking from across the globe.

Project Manager
Watershed, Bristol, UK
Jan 2015 – Mar 2017
Provided Project Management for the Film Audience Network to develop and apply for Programme Development Funding from the British Film Institute on behalf of the nine Film Hubs. Successfully achieved funding of over £400,000 to support approximately 70 organisations across the country to deliver activity between October and December 2015 in partnership with the BFI for their LOVE Blockbuster season, and £300,000 between October and December 2016 for their Black Star Blockbuster Season. Provided Project Management of the delivery phase of the season working closely with the BFI, Cinema For All, Independent Cinema Office and Film Hubs.

BFI LOVE Blockbuster Case Study
BFI LOVE microsite
BFI Black Star microsite

Freelance Creative Producer/Project Manager/Consultant
04/2014 – 01/2015

Previous clients include: Creative Europe, Bristol 2015: European Green Capital events programme – Associate Producer / Watershed Future Documentary Sandbox – Festival and Markets Development Producer / Afrika Eye – Breaking the Silence – Tour Producer.

Festival Manager
FLiCKERFEST, International Short Film Festival, Bondi Beach, Australi
Oct 2013 – Mar 2014
Managed all aspects of the day-today operations of developing and delivering the 10-day festival and 50 venue state wide tour. Provided support and management to the Festival Director in the Business Development of the organisation. Managed a small team of three with regular interns, volunteers and professional contributors to deliver a 10-day annual International short film festival on Bondi Beach, Australia with the aims and objectives to showcase best new short film, animation and documentary from across the globe to a public audience.

Managing Director
Encounters Festivals Ltd
April 2008 – Sept 2013
Managed all aspects of the day-today organisational business, fundraising, strategy and development. Recruited and managed a small team with regular interns, volunteers and professional contributors. Developed and delivered a 6-day annual International Short Film and Animation Festival in Bristol with the aims and objectives to showcase, develop, nurture and support new film and animation talent from across the globe.

Screen International Review festival 2013