Suzanne Cohen Filmmaker and Educator

Camden Summer University Young People’s Film Festival 2017


Annual screening at the British Museum of short films, animations and documentaries made by 14 – 19 year olds at Camden Summer University organized by Suzanne Cohen.

This years highlights included:

URBAN HUMAN, URBAN ANIMAL
An animated documentary by young people on the autistic spectrum about animal-human interaction. Created at the Wellcome Collection

Uni or Not? Is having a degree still relevant? Documentary made by 14 – 19 year olds at Camden Summer University looking at the pros and cons of going to university and other alternatives.

Upcoming Event: The Social Media Exchange

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Start 2015 with fresh ideas, new skills and inspiration:

The Social Media Exchange takes place on Monday 9th February in London and celebrates the power of digital storytelling and the impact it has to positively change the world around us. This event, organised by digital media training company sounddelivery is a series of bitesized interactive masterclasses, practical creative surgeries and networking opportunities to help charities navigate the changing media landscape – both on and offline – and exploit the opportunities available to tell your stories. With 20+ sessions available you will be able to pick and mix to create your own training plan. Sessions will be led by staff from BBC News, BBC Radio Four BBC News, BBC Radio Four, JustGiving, Save the Children, sounddelivery, MNDA and more.

Participatory Film in Action #1

Participatory Film in Action 1

Description of event attended by 100 people on 2nd May 2013 at London Metropolitan University:

Curated by London Met Digital Media lecturer and filmmaker Suzanne Cohen, the event features discussions with two accomplished filmmakers in the expanding field of participatory documentary.

Lisa Fingleton has over twenty years experience working in a creative and collaborative way with community groups. Outside I’m Singing is a year long project with Ireland’s only lesbian choir, and documents the process of creating a musical with an incredible group of women and the obstacles they’ve had to overcome to sing out and proud.

Participatory Film in Action #2

Participatory Film in Action 2


Description of event attended by 40 people on 1st November 2013 at Reel Islington’s First Friday Film Club.

Filmmaker Suzanne Cohen presents a selection of her documentary and animated films made with and about marginalized groups.

Participatory Film in Action #3

Participatory Film in Action 3

Description of event attended by 120 people on 5th December 2013 at London Metropolitan University:

Curated by London Met Digital Media lecturer and filmmaker Suzanne Cohen, the event features presentations and Q&As with two creative practitioners working in the criminal justice system.

Tony Gammidge runs video and animation projects on medium secure and psychiatric units. These collaborative projects aim to give voice to the service users on the units, many of whom are amongst the most socially excluded and stigmatised in our society. They give participants an opportunity to make their own films using stories from their experiences, memories and imagination. He will be screening a number of short films from the projects during the presentation.

Participatory Film in Action #4

Participatory Film in Action 4

Description of event attended by 60 people on 8th May 2014 at London Metropolitan University:

Participatory Film in Action is a regular event curated by digital media lecturer and filmmaker Suzanne Cohen at London Metropolitan University.

A screening of short films, presentations and Q&As by project leaders and participants of the Inna Vision Film School.

Inna Vision Film School has been a year long participatory project based in East London, working with adults with and without lived experience of mental health issues, with a particular focus on African and Caribbean communities.

Camden Summer University Young People’s Film Festival

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A yearly screening at the British Museum of short films, animations and documentaries made by 14 – 19 year olds at Camden Summer University organized by Suzanne Cohen.

The film show in 2014 was attended by more than 180 people.
Highlights of the screening included:

• two films made in the style of classic silent films;
• the Museums Virals Project, in which young people with autism designed films to attract other young people to the museum;
and
• the documentary ‘Young People, Mental Health and the Media’, which was supported by the Time to Change campaign and features an interview with Jane Merkin, executive producer of the BBC3 series ‘Don’t Call me Crazy’.