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Introducing our new Head of Cinema: Gali Gold

We have some exciting news. Gali Gold has been appointed as the new Head of Cinema, who brings a wealth of experience from the film sector in the UK and Israel.

Gali has worked at the Barbican as Cinema 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.

In her time at the Barbican, Gali’s has led many film seasons, most recently Nevertheless, She Persisted. As part of The Art of Change season, which celebrated the centenary of female suffrage in the UK with a season of films about inspiring women from across the world, all made by female directors. Gali is also responsible for our ScreenTalks series, our offsite cinema programme, and has developed many partnerships including Human Rights Watch Film Festival, Women in Film and TV, Shubbak and the Goethe Institute. She will begin her new role with immediate effect.

Artistic Director Louise Jeffreys 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.’