James Mullighan
film, arts and festivals consultant

Film, arts and festival consultant James Mullighan most recently directed the 58th—61st editions of the Cork Film Festival. An experienced public speaker, specialising in the film exhibition and arts industries, his next big gig is as the master of ceremonies for This Way Up, the film exhibition conference taking place at Hull’s Truck Theatre, 7 & 8 November. In 2012/13, he was chief executive officer of Transmedia Next and, in 2011, directed the 65th Edinburgh International Film Festival. Before that he ran Shooting People and RESFEST’s UK, Irish and Australian tours. James has been contributing editor for VODO, Cinovate and Rich Pickings, and was the producer of marketing and distribution for the Sleep Paralysis Project. James serves on the Board of Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival, and is a trustee of Dramatic Need.

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