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Ben Nicholson is a writer, programmer, and filmmaker living and working in London.

His words have been published by Sight & Sound, MUBI Notebook, Little White Lies, MAP Magazine, Hyperallergic, the British Film Institute, Dazed, Institute of Contemporary Art, Shelf Heroes, The Skinny, and he is Editor-at-Large of CineVue. Feel free to check out a selection of recent writing.

Over the past couple of years, Ben has been involved in pre-selection for Open City Documentary Festival (2017), Sheffield Doc/Fest (2018, 2019) and the London Short Film Festival (2020). As an independent programmer he has programmed the UK premiere of Blake Williams’ PROTOTYPE (in collaboration with LOST_FUTURES), two sold-out London screenings of Soda_Jerk’s TERROR NULLIUS, and partnered with Edge of Frame for the UK premiere of Stephen Broomer’s Potamkin (all as ALT/KINO). You can visit the ALT/KINO website here and Twitter account here.

Ben’s primary interests lie in non-fiction and artists’ moving image. His own creative work often engages with notions of personal and collective memory, physical and imagined landscapes, and the natural world. 

Always keen to expand his horizons, you can contact him regarding new creative opportunities via the below links: