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Thurrock Film Festival - tidal waves of narratives.

“With the ever exchanging extremes of tides, the elemental forces of energy, the power that different narratives can bring in the changes of understanding and perception…”

Our team

Celebrating culture & creativity, brought to you by local and international artists.
Hi Ching

HI CHING

Creative Director

Some call me a polymath, others don’t really know how to describe me. I love creativity and engaging with curiosity.
Anupma Shanker

ANUPMA SHANKER

Curator

Anupma Shanker is an independent Curator and Programme Advisor for Thurrock Film Festival. As an interdisciplinary curator, her areas of interest include Japanese Post-war and Contemporary Cinema, Iranian New Wave Cinema, Indian Parallel Cinema, Slow Cinema, and British Colonial Archives Films. She recently programmed and curated, ‘BFI Japan 2021’, a six-week long Film and Culture Festival at the Biscuit Factory Cinema, in Reading, England. Prior to this, she was the Director of Content & Research at Viacom18, India where she led the digital communication strategy for MTVIndia, ComedyCentralIndia, VH1India, Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures.
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