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Chris Chandler BA, AFHEA, JP


Chris Chandler is Head of Film and Television at the Ravensbourne University.

Prior to this he ran BA Film and Television Production at the University of Hertfordshire. He has a background as an independent consultant working with a wide range of public, private and voluntary sector cultural organisations on the development of strategy, business planning and operational delivery. Consultancy and research projects included the publication of a major report for the UK Film Council into low and micro-budget feature film in the UK and a ground-breaking study for the BFI – Opening our eyes – how film contributes to the culture of the UK. He was lead consultant in the early development of the BFI’s youth training initiative the Film Academy. Other clients include Arts Council England, BAFTA and Finance Wales.

As Head of UK Partnerships at the UK Film Council he managed partnerships with organisations including regional and national screen agencies. He played a leading role within the UKFC on the creation of strategies for nations and regions, diversity, training and skills, film education and audience development.

Prior to that, he worked for BFI Production, and had an early career in venue management and as a lighting designer and theatre technician.

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