We will be joined by 3 people who have dedicated their working lives to increasing access to the arts for people who have in one way or another experienced exclusion:
Shaun Glowa is Co-Director of Media Education, a social enterprise which works in co-production with people with lived experience. He is a delivery specialist in facilitating inclusive filmmaking and engagement projects for young people and adults who are facing significant barriers to self-expression, communication and forming trusting relationships with others. Shaun is a Documentary Filmmaker with Industry Credits as Editor and Director of Photography, and his work has gained official selection for 26 national and international film festivals.
Helen Wright is co-founder and currently Development and Festival Coordinator of Scottish Queer International Film Festival (sqiff.org) as well as Chair of Queer Film Network UK & Ireland. Helen is also a freelance filmmaker and writer, focusing on LGBTQ+ community and activism.
Iñigo Garrido is a film-maker based in Scotland with an extended background of community media engagement. He has broad experience in participatory documentary and creative projects with homeless people, young people in care, prison inmates, asylum seekers and school children from rural and deprived areas. He is also a founding member of Camcorder Guerrillas, a Glasgow based collective of media activists. Iñigo currently works as a creative media Lecturer in a maximum security prison producing an arts magazine called STIR.