Director, Live Cinema UK
Live Cinema UK is the country’s only organization focused on bringing artists, exhibitors, distributors and producers closer together to create amazing experiential cinema events.
Based in West Yorkshire, Live Cinema UK curate innovative programmes and new art works inspired by the moving image, advising and partnering with cultural promoters regionally (Sneaky Experience, Leeds International Film Festival, Screen Yorkshire, Sheffield Doc/Fest), nationally (BFI Film Audience Network, National Media Museum, This Way Up Conference) and now internationally (Motovun, Reykjavik and Wroclaw New Horizon Film Festivals, Alamo Drafthouse (USA)).
We collaborate with artists including DJ Yoda, Norman Jay MBE, Mica Levi and Asian Dub Foundation, alongside a variety of digital, VR and performance artists, siting their work in exciting cinematic and non-cinematic festivals and venues. We also provide marketing and audience development consultancy for film festivals and distributors with recent campaigns including grassroots campaign work for I, Daniel Blake, and experiential events for Dad’s Army and Suffragette.
Live Cinema UK acquired funding from Arts Council England to conduct the world’s first industry research into live cinema, which culminated in the publication of the Live Cinema in the UK Report, the Live Cinema Conference 2016, and formed the Live Cinema Network, led in partnership with King’s College London. The Network is a group of representatives from industry, advocacy groups, exhibitor networks, academics and creatives working within, seeking to access or researching this emergent field. The network will be the mechanism through which we establish symposia, a regular conference and other events to support the development of this innovative area of creative and cultural practice.
Prior to establishing Live Cinema UK, Lisa held senior positions Leeds International Film Festival and Sheffield Doc/Fest where she worked on the world premiere live events of From the Sea to the Land Beyond with British Sea Power, and The Big Melt with Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker.