Beyond the Mango Programme Director
Irfan joined the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television in 1998 as a film programmer. An expert in Indian cinema, he helped introduce weekly screenings of Bollywood cinema in Bradford. In 2000 he became Director of the Bite the Mango International Film Festival for 7 years bringing some of Indian cinema’s biggest personalities to Bradford including Om Puri, Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Dilip Kumar and Mahesh Bhatt. He graduated at the prestigious Actor Prepares Academy in Mumbai in 2005 run by the acclaimed Indian actor, Anupam Kher. Irfan currently reviews all the latest Bollywood films for Telegraph & Argus in Bradford.
Thomas has been known to refer to himself as the “Mother Teresa of 70mm”. Without doubt, he is the creator of one of the finest film websites and without peer in the immense archive of information on 70mm and Cinerama on in70mm.com. Thomas is widely involved in promoting and programming 70mm at festivals from Karlsruhe to Bradford; from Malmö to Berlin.
Will works with Reel Solutions to help programme cinemas and cross-arts venues across Yorkshire including Junction, Goole, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, and Hebden Bridge Picture House. Will is a Film Adviser at the British Council and Rankin Film Productions as development coordinator on their short film scheme Collabor8te He also works as a freelance programmer and previewer for festivals such as Sheffield Doc/Fest and Bradford International Film Festival. He has a special interest in short films and Latin American cinema
Ramon has lived in London for many years having moved from his homeland of Catalonia. Ramon discovered the delights of films in original version with subtitles when, as a child, a friend’s father took them to see Lubitsch’s To be or not to be in Barcelona. He spent many happy years seeking out original versions in the cinemas of Barcelona and had a particular interest in widescreen cinema. He has written for and collaborated with Thomas Hauerslev’s in70mm.com website and is one of the founders of the 65/70mm workshop hosted by the same website. Now, he wants to promote the cinema from his homeland, Catalonia, and has curated a Catalan Film Season for the Cambridge Film Festival and is currently working on another season with the Salisbury Arts Festival.