Tim Brown

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Tim Brown is Artistic Director of CINECITY, which he co-founded in 2003 with Dr Frank Gray, director of Screen Archive South East. CINECITY presents the annual Brighton Film Festival and also, a year-round programme of screenings, exhibitions and other activities.  Patrons include Nick Cave, who received an honorary doctorate from the University of Brighton in 2012 in recognition of his international standing in the arts and his support for CINECITY. Since 2011 Brown has also programmed the film strand of Brighton Festival. 

Tim Brown has over 25 years professional experience in cinema exhibition & moving image curation and over 20 years teaching experience at degree level. In 2008 he established the Moving Image degree at the University of Brighton and was its first Course Leader.

Brown has also curated film seasons for a wide range of cinemas and festivals; UK touring programmes have included Independent Days: New Kazakh Cinema, Cinema of New Europe and Figures in a Landscape: The Cinema of Alexander Dovzhenko.

Part of Brown’s ongoing research explores ideas around the ‘cinematic’, the space where different practices engaging with film and artists’ moving image, music, visual arts, photography, storytelling, literature and new technologies can converge. He has co-curated the following exhibitions at the University of Brighton Gallery: Inventorium: The Pharmacist’s Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets (Quay Brothers 2008); Mark Lewis (2009); Hangover Square (2012); Jan Svankmajer: The Inner Life of Objects (2013); Ann Quin’s Berg (2014); Arena: Night and Day (2015); Fake News: The British Cinema Papers (2017).


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