Emerging Film Curators 2022
A five-part cinema programme curated by up-and-coming film curators and teams who all took part in the second Emerging Film Curators Lab at the Barbican in June 2022.
Explore a range of films, assembled by participants in the second Emerging Film Curators Lab at the Barbican.
The selection of films spans the globe to explore interpretations of 'community', and there will be an evening of discussion and spoken word performance following each screening that delves deeper into the themes on screen.
The 2022 Emerging Film Curators Lab, supported by Arts Council England, is a free career development programme designed to give young people a chance to establish themselves in the UK cinema exhibition sector and to widen the range of voices and perspectives on screen.
Over 60s £11
Under 18s £6
Wheelchair spaces, free companion seats may now be booked online.
Please select the relevant preferences on the access registration page during your booking, so we can provide you with the correct information and discounts.
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Emerging Film Curators Lab Screenings
Emerging Film Curators: Crossing Voices + Introduction
Responding to the intersecting crises of urbanisation, migration, and climate, Crossing Voices directed by Raphaël Grisey and Bouba Touré highlights African agency and gazes.
Black Cyclone: Africa & its Diaspora’s Love for the Bicycle
From country gravel paths to Tour De France tarmac, this is a series of films exploring and applauding Black people and their attachment to cycling.
Taste: Hong Kong Identity in Food & Film (12A*) + ScreenTalk
Celebrate Hong Kong cuisine and its people on film with a mouth-watering selection of foodie shorts.
Pink Mirrors: Exploring South Asian Queerness + ScreenTalk
A vibrant and daring selection of shorts exploring South Asian Queer journeys of self-discovery, desire, protest and the making of community.
Rolling in the Deep: Mer-Creatures and Mythology
Across the world, mermaids appear in films imagining life beyond capitalist and colonial systems. Descend into underwater worlds in this programme of short films exploring the mer-myth.
Barbican Cinema 2 & 3 are located on Beech Street, a short walk from the Barbican’s Silk Street entrance. From Silk Street, you’ll see a zebra crossing that will take you across the road to the venue.
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
Cinemas 2 & 3 are located at Beech Street, a short walk from the Barbican Centre’s main Silk Street entrance. There are a couple of steep, dropped kerbs and an incline to negotiate between the two sites. Level access from Beech Street.
Each auditorium has three permanent wheelchair spaces (two in the third row and one in the front row) and 153 fixed seats with capacity for a further three spaces in the front row. Access to each auditorium is up a ramp. There are also a number of seats with step-free access.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the cinema – please tell us when booking to ensure your seat has enough space. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the foyer staff during the performance.
An infrared system for hard of hearing customers is provided in each auditorium; headsets or neck loops can be collected from foyer staff. The ticket desk counter is fitted with an induction loop.
For more access information, please visit our Accessibility section.