Kam Gandhi

Position: Senior Lecturer Screenwriting

School: Arts, College of Arts, Technology and Environment (CATE)

About me

Kam is a filmmaker and screenwriter with a background in community film and video and has worked with ‘out reach’ groups, where she mentored, developed and facilitated participatory media projects and has taught screenwriting and filmmaking in primary school’s to single parent refugees and more recently in HE.

In the late nineties, she helped set up and run Bristol’s Independent film Festival. She co-founded and ran the Bristol branch of ‘The Hub’. This was one of the UK’s first digital arts organisations, supported by the Arts Council and HPlabs, Aardman and Real World Studios. She has also been a judge for various film festival panels such as Encounters and DepicT! 

Her work has been supported by South West Media Development Agency, Working Title 2, National Lottery & Carlton TV. She has been a participant of BFI NETWORK ‘Widening the Lens’ and the BFI Writer’s Lab scheme. She continues to mentor young artist/filmmakers through Rising Arts.

She’s interested in narratives that explore the experiences of being brown, female and British and in how the process of documentary, artist film and community engagement can be used to shape stories. Her work draws upon the complexities of colonial relationships, resistance movements and racial capitalism.