Joan Parsons

Sr Programmer
Showroom Cinema

Joan is a life-long cinema fan, having worked in all areas of cinema operations and programming. As Senior Programmer, Joan is responsible for managing the film programme of the Showroom, its educational and cultural outputs and multiple partnerships. Joan was the festival director for Showcomotion festival for children and young people from 2011 to 2013, and has curated many seasons and projects at the Showroom. In 2015, via her role as a member of the Film Hub North Cultural Leadership team, Joan curated and managed ‘The Time Is Now,’ a major national project supported by the BFI, Pathe and Fox Searchlight, which celebrates the rights and fights of women on screen. In 2017 Joan is curating the film programme for WOW festival Hull, part of the Hull 2017 City of Culture Programme. Joan has a degree in Film Studies from Sheffield Hallam University.

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