The Lab Film Festival is brought to you by a friendly team of specialists

Screen Shot 2013-06-04 at 11.09.24Joanna Hughes

She is an established professional working in the arts and as an artist film maker. She founded and manages the 43 studio spaces at Mother Studios since 2001, providing low cost quality artists studios to artists designers and makers with an Artists-Run Gallery and project space. She is co-founder of Hackney WickED C.I.C, an arts festival in Hackney Wick and Fish Island since 2008. Over 500 local artists annually participate. Joanna sits on the board of NFSAP National Federation of Artist Providers as a non- exec Trustee.



Screen Shot 2013-06-04 at 11.19.05Bill Howard

Bill is a film-maker, curator, artist and communications designer, with 15 years of experience staging and managing film events in the UK and overseas. He is Director at The Projection, an artists’ film archive and distribution organisation established in 2002, and regularly consults with or selects works for film festivals. These have included BBC Big Screens, Lumens Evolution, Liverpool Biennial, Future Everything, Glastonbury Festivals, Toronto Alternative Fashion Week, E17 Art Trail and others. He is currently producing a short feature road-movie.



Screen Shot 2013-06-04 at 11.26.25Abbas Nokhasteh

He is founder of Openvizor, an international non-profit arts and cultural organisation based in London; he is a curator, filmmaker and producer. Nokhasteh is a graduate of King’s College London (BA Hons War Studies) and Imperial College London (MBA). He has presented research and curated events at cultural and academic institutions including The Architecture Foundation; Serpentine Gallery; Victoria and Albert Museum; British Library; Goldsmiths; Queens University Belfast; Queen Mary; University of Oxford; and Jewish Museum Berlin.



Other team members

There’s lots more people working busily behind the scenes, more information to come about them all soon.