Joe Bateman


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Director; Consultant; Curator
Head of Content & Acquisitions @sf4uFilms // Director @SohoShorts //
Director @Rudie2013 // Industry Office @BFIFlare

Prior to joining Short Films 4 U Joe headed up the team at Rushes Soho Shorts as Festival Director, a position he had held since 2007. He started as a stage manager for musical festivals in the UK progressing to theatre projects with the Kennedy Arts Centre, Washington DC and with Arts Scape and the Baxter Theatre, Cape Town.

He joined City Screen in 1997 transferring to Curzon Cinemas in 1999 developing the role of Head of Special Programming and Private Events. In 2004 Joe moved to The Hospital Club, Covent Garden, responsible for developing the film and event programme, settling at Rushes in 2007.

He has over 16 years experience in film festivals and programming/adjudicating on many panels for film festivals, funding bodies and creative initiatives including the Best Of Boroughs, Fuji Film Short Film Competition, Kodak Short Film Competition, British Animation Awards, Blackberry Women In Technology Awards, Babelgum Online Film Festival, Audi Reel Talent Awards, The Smalls, Raindance, Smirnoff Experience Reel Talent Awards, Aesthetica Magazine Film Competition, Short Film Awards, Ideas Tap and London Awards for Art & Performance.

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