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Gali Gold appointed Head of Cinema at the Barbican

The Barbican is very pleased to announce the appointment of Gali Gold as its new Head of Cinema.

Gold brings a wealth of experience from the film sector to the role. She has worked at the Barbican as Film Curator since 2012, and prior to this was Head of Programming at the Birds Eye Film Festival and Artistic Director of the UK Jewish Film Festival.  She has been a lecturer in film and media studies, a film conference convenor, Director of the Jerusalem Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Associate Producer of the Jerusalem International Film Festival and Producer of Docaviv International Documentary Film Festival.

Gali’s achievements during her time at the Barbican include leading on many film seasons, most recently Nevertheless She Persisted as part of The Art of Change season. She is responsible for the ScreenTalks series, offsite cinema programme, and has developed many partnerships including those with Human Rights Watch Film Festival, Women in Film and TV, Shubbak  and the Goethe Institute.  She will begin her new role with immediate effect.

Louise Jeffreys, Artistic Director at the Barbican said:

We’re delighted to appoint Gali to this vital role at the Barbican. Her experience of working internationally and in the UK, across seasons and film festivals, and the ability to connect with diverse audiences makes her the perfect candidate.  She brings an impressive combination of skills and passion that will create a renewed direction for our outstanding cinema programme.”

Gali Gold said:

After 5 years curating and producing successful film programmes at the Barbican, I am delighted to be given the opportunity to take my vision further as Head of Cinema. I am looking forward to developing the Barbican as a unique independent cinema venue in London and to consolidating its place as a home for the best British and international films and as a platform for established and emerging film talent from around the world.”

“It is a privilege to be working in a world class arts centre with fantastically talented and committed teams. I look forward to working with them to further widen and diversify our film programmes and audiences across the venue, and to realise my belief in cinema as a powerful art form, a unique collective experience and a medium that makes a difference to individuals and communities everywhere.”