Small Project Scheme Grant: Decolonising Film Festivals and Curating African Cinemas

  • Sendra, E. (Organiser)
  • Esteves, A. C. (Invited speaker)
  • Lindiwe Dovey (Invited speaker)
  • Rachel Johnson (Invited speaker)
  • Robin Steedman (Invited speaker)
  • Desta Haile (Invited speaker)
  • Amayel Ndiaye (Invited speaker)
  • Sheila Petty (Invited speaker)

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


Decolonising Film Festivals and Curating African Cinemas is a two-day networking event sharing practices and methodologies in film festival research and practice. This is an event series organised by Estrella Sendra and funded through the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Small Project Scheme.

We are delighted to count on highly experienced guest speakers from the film industry and academia, including:

Dr Ana Camila Esteves (Co-founding director and co-curator, Mostra de Cinemas Africanos in Brazil)
Prof Lindiwe Dovey (Leader, Screen Worlds, SOAS)
Desta Haile (Festival Director, Film Africa London)
Dr Rachel Johnson (Researcher, University of Leeds)
Amayel Ndiaye (Coordinator, Festival Films Femmes Afrique in Senegal)
Dr Robin Steedman (Researcher, Copenhagen Business School, research collaborator)
Prof Sheila Petty (Researcher, University of Regina) - online
Period6 Mar 20237 Mar 2023
Event typeSeminar
LocationLondon, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • research
  • methods
  • interviews
  • collaboration
  • curation
  • festival
  • Africa
  • cinema