educator 



CHRONIC YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL


Barbican Young Film Programmers



Since 2015 I’ve been the Course Leader of the Barbican Film Young Programmers, an annual seven month course in film curating. The final project is a real festival : The Chronic Youth Film Festival hosted by the Barbican Centre.

The Barbican Young Film Programmers are a group of film-buffs aged 16 to 25 who meet over four times a month to learn how to share their love and knowledge of film with real audiences.

As a Barbican Young Film Programmer you will be given the skills to put on a film festival at the Barbican.

Lead mentor Suzy Gillett has worked in film for over twenty years as a film curator, film producer and film educator. She is an expert in nurturing and empowering emerging international film talent.

She will be joined by Barbican curators and guest tutors from across the film industry. You will be encouraged to watch as many films movies as possible, working as a group to programme and market a film festival. You will then run the event over a weekend at the Barbican, contributing to event planning, marketing and the overall delivery of the festival. 

Previous participants have gone on to work at Mubi, ICA, Ritzy Cinema, Open City Doc Festival, Deptford Cinema and set up film clubs : Tape Collective



2016
Chronic Youth highlights

Güeros - Alonzo Ruizpalacios

Rude Boy - Jack Hazan

Mediterranea - Jonas Carpignano


2017
Chronic Youth highlights

Tower XYZ
Ayo Akingbade

Something Better to Come - Hanna Polak

Swagger - Olivier Babinet

Millenium Mambo - 
Hou Hsiao-Hsein &
Mia Hansen Love shorts








2018
Chronic Youth highlights

Summer 1993 Carla Simón

A Child in the Crowd - Gérard Blain 





2019
Chronic Youth highlights


Young Soul Rebels - Isaac Julien

Archive Films

Zine 








Barbican Young Programmer
Araba talking about 
Young Soul Rebels 








Autumn 2020

3 & 4 October in Cinema - 3-13 October online : get your tickets!

https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/series/chronic-youth-film-festival-2020

Screentalk about Q’s Barbershop
https://youtu.be/5qY2yxD0cPA