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Black Queer Cinema

08/05/2023 - 08/05/2023


Shauna Kelly

Join Rico Johnson-Sinclair for a fun and insightful interactive workshop on the joys and challenges of film-making and festival programming.

Black Queer Cinema

Creative Futures Academy (CFA) is excited to present our workshop with Rico Johnson-Sinclair, taking place in UCD, and aimed at partner students from across IADT, NCAD and UCD.


Join Rico Johnson-Sinclair (Race and Equality Lead, British Film Institute) for a fun and insightful interactive workshop on the joys and challenges of film-making and festival programming in Black queer cultural spaces.


If you’re a student in IADT, NCAD or UCD and would like to attend please book your FREE ticket HERE

About Rico:

Rico Johnson-Sinclair is a filmmaker, programmer and film professional with over 8 years of industry expertise. Currently Race Equality Lead for the British Film Institute, Rico works to bring critical perspectives into conversations about race in the film industry and working intersectionality to develop work around class, disability and gender.


Rico is also a steering group member for the Anti-Racist Taskforce for European Film, an organisation that seeks to develop equitable processes across European exhibition and production, with successful events at Cannes, Berlinale and London Film Festival in 2022 and 2023.


He produced the BFI-backed film ‘Sweet Mother’ in 2019 written and directed by Zane Igbe, has worked as a consulting producer for many films in the regions and nations and is currently on his first short film as Writer/Director named ‘PREY’ which was also funded by BFI and premiered in March.


Rico’s programming interests are specific to LGBTQIA+ & QTBIPOC stories that emotionally move and galvanise our communities. Using joy as resistance, Rico tries to focus on stories with levity to use as punctuation in heavier programmes to offer relief for difficult realities and stories that are important to depict.


This event has been supported by British Council and Dublin International Film Festival (DIFF).