Contact Us

Email

All enquiries: filmhubnwc@homemcr.org

Telephone

0161 212 3452 / 0161 212 3458

Address

Film Hub NWC
HOME
2 Tony Wilson Place
First Street
Manchester
M15 4FN

Meet the Team

Sally Folkard

Sally Folkard

Film Hub NWC Development Manager

Sally leads on the strategic delivery and management of the Hub including building the yearly business plan and working across the UK in collaboration with the other eight Hubs. Sally is also one of the three Directors for This Way Up: Exhibition Innovation Conference which takes place each December. Sally has extensive experience in managing public funds and audience development projects with previous roles including BFI, Creative England and Vision and Media.

Alison Kennedy

Alison Kennedy

Film Hub NWC Coordinator

Alison is responsible for the day to day liaison and administration across the Hub, including keeping financial records, event production and being the first point of call for all Hub queries. Alison's love for independent film started more than 10 years ago when she took part in a Cornerhouse young people's filmmaking project, since then she has gone on to work as a cinema usher, post-production runner, arts administrator, engagement assistant and completed a traineeship at The National Archives.

Rachel Hayward

Rachel Hayward

Film Hub NWC Strategic Manager and Programme Manager: Film at HOME

Rachel develops HOME's programme of new releases, special events and seasons with Artistic Director: Film, Jason Wood. Rachel leads on HOME's annual ¡Viva! Spanish and Latin American Film Festival and Chinese Film Forum UK. As strategic manager for the Hub, Rachel works closely with Sally Folkard to develop the Hub's strategic focus and is the FHNWC representative for Training and Programme development at the national FAN meetings. Jointly Jason and Rachel lead on programme for FHNWC, championing British and independent films across FHNWC.

Jason Wood

Jason Wood

Programming and Film Lead for Film Hub NWC, Artistic Director: Film at HOME & Professor of Film at Manchester Metropolitan University

Jason leads on the programming strategy for the Film Audience Network on behalf of Film Hub NWC. He supports Hub members with film title recommendations and champions the release of independent films for UK audiences. Jason has over twenty years of experience in the UK film industry and a strong affiliation with the cultural and independent sector. Before working at HOME, he was the Programming Manager at Picturehouse, Director of Programming at Curzon Cinemas, and also took a lead role in acquisitions for Artificial Eye. He is the co-director of three documentary features and the author of 10 published works on cinema. His writing has also appeared in the Guardian, Sight and Sound, Vertigo and SoFilm.