Meet the team

Front Row, L-R: Sarah Watson, Danielle Garratt, Kirsty Pentecost, Tina Dickinson; Middle Row, L-R: John Clay, Stephen Firshman, Becky Bruzas; Back Row, L-R: William Hanekom, Jason Eade, Matthew Hellett

Front Row, L-R: Sarah Watson, Danielle Garratt, Kirsty Pentecost, Tina Dickinson; Middle Row, L-R: John Clay, Stephen Firshman, Becky Bruzas; Back Row, L-R: William Hanekom, Jason Eade, Matthew Hellett


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Matthew Hellett is Oska Bright's Lead Programmer, a role he took on after being part of the prestigious Guiding Lights scheme in 17/18, the UK film industry’s leading mentoring programme. Matthew was mentored by Emma Smart, programmer at BFI Flare Festival. As part of this role he introduced a new strand in to the festival, ‘Queer Freedoms’.

Matthew has developed his skills as a panellist and has presented on panels as part of Bristol Encounters Film Festival, BFI Flare, Film Hub South East and with the British Council.


Matthew is joined by a team of film enthusiasts who each have their own specialism within the team. Let’s find out more about them…

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Becky Bruzas

Coming soon…

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Jason Eade

Coming soon…

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Sarah Watson

I do lots of drawings at the festival, I’d like to do some portraits. I hope to sweeten up some VIPs. David Shrigley and Jon Snow and Rob Delaney. I’d love them all to come, if you’re reading this I would like to meet you.


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William Hanekom

I’ll be doing some presenting again at the festival this year and I really enjoy viewing the films, the film selection process is really interesting.

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Danielle Garratt

This year I’ll be working on Visitor Coordination. I like talking to people and I’m looking forward to meeting filmmakers and making them feel welcome.


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Tina Dickinson

I do film selection and judging. I love presenting and I am the Young People’s Ambassador. I also do lots of the social media during the festival.

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Kirsty Pentecost

I love presenting the screenings and am looking forward to film selection.

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Stephen Firshman

I like presenting with Tina and I look forward to that. I am good at talking to people and being welcoming. I’m part of the Visitor Co-ordination Team.