Evening showcase

Evening showcase Event

The 2017 evening is open for submissions

  • This year we have a  special stream for short documentaries and films (up to 30min)
  • Submit your completed performances, and presentations these can include poems, stories, songs, talks, short plays/theatre or installations.

Contact info@engageyork2015.org.uk if you have any questions.

NB. We regret that we do not accept films, documentaries or performances from individuals/organisations or groups where there is no intention attend and support the conference. Submissions require at least one member (ie director, producer,  cast member or performer) to register for and participate in the conference in order for their work to included in the programme.

Screen Shot 2016-11-15 at 12.44.29Film makers and performers: Do you present your research as films, dance, stand-up, documentaries, live performances,  installations, songs, community theatre, music or a combination of all of the above? And would you like to share your work? If the answer is yes, you’ll feel at home here and there are a variety of ways to be involved.

If your answer is no, would you like to? Or would you like collaborate with those who do?

The conference offers an ideal environment to network and forge unusual and inspirational collaborations.

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We are pleased to announce following films will be presented during the evening showcase

Betrayal directed by Susan Young

Susan Young is a BAFTA-nominated animation director based in London and currently researching animation and psychological trauma at The Royal College of Art. Carnival, her Royal College of Art graduation film, features the fluid, dynamic line that defines her commercial work. Commissioned films include The Doomsday Clock, a film about multilateral disarmament for the United Nations, Beleza Tropical: Umbabarauma, for musician David Byrne, and Jimi Hendrix: Fire, for producer Alan Douglas.

Susan’s films, titles, promos and commercials have been screened worldwide and she has served on several international animation festival juries. In 1997 she sustained an overwork-related injury which curtailed her career, but she has recently returned to the Royal College of Art where she is researching animation’s capacity as a medium for bearing witness to trauma by using autobiographical material to create a trilogy of film experiments while exploring new animation techniques.


Synopsis: A patient, trapped in a terrifying relationship with her megalomaniac doctor, resorts to desperate measures to escape.


The Sarajevo derby

film by Joel Rockwood 

This film centres on a football match between city rivals Sarajevo and Željezničar at the Olympic stadium in the Bosnian capital in 2016.The documentary reveals some of the scars of the 1992-1995 Bosnian War and examines life in a post-conflict context. The film also explores the role and relationship between football and the city of Sarajevo, and in particular the unique rivalry between supporters of the two leading clubs in the Bosnian capital. The film showcases unique access to and interviews with significant local figures, including prominent supporters and war tour guides.

Joel Rookwood is a senior lecturer in Football and Business at Southampton Solent University and a visiting fellow in International Sport Management at Universitat de Vic in Catalunya. His PhD was a socio-legal study of football fandom undertaken at University of Liverpool. His research interests include football fandom, management, mega events, peace building, social development, violence and social identity – areas in which he has published widely. Joel has visited 150 countries while working for professional clubs and governing bodies as a coach and match analyst. Additionally he has worked on 30 football, health and education-based sport-for-development projects across six continents during the last fifteen years.


     Melanie Hani is a researcher at The Animation Academy, Loughborough University and founder member of HEART (Healing Education Animation Research Therapy). Her research examines the effectiveness of the Animation process as a therapeutic, diagnostic, remedial and educational device for service users from statutory (health, education, social care, probationary services) and voluntary sector organisations.

Melanie’s animation work has received recognition by the Queen for its contribution to public life; similarly her inclusive strategies for children excluded from mainstream education and her work with the severely bereaved have been commended by Baroness Morris of Yardley and the Duke of Gloucester, winning an NHS Innovation Award and a Community Fellowship.

Melanie will be showing two animated films, ‘A Friend to Circles’ and ‘Class Pal’