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Results:
Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running3
Available position1
Total ballots43
Valid votes43
Invalid votes0

Count

Round Bryn Chiappe Meliza George RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 25.00 18.00 0.00 3.50 21.50
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 21.50. Candidate Bryn Chiappe has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Bryn Chiappe.

Number of vacancies: 1

Candidates

Meliza George
Hi everyone! I’m a first year Classics student nominating myself for the role of Screenings Producer – a role I have very much yearned for since the first Film Society screening I attended. Before university I was just a casual watcher but now I am an avid cinephile and I am thankful to the screenings for this. Now I am a lover of cinema who would like to introduce many different films to other people who also find comfort in watching movies.
Why am I perfect for the role of Screenings Producer? To put it simply: I am the friend you go to for film recommendations. But I am also responsible and organised and can be relied upon to plan screenings. I am very sociable and open-minded which means that I will be able to create a safe and comfortable space at screenings and make sure everyone is welcome – whether you are a casual watcher or spend most of your time on Letterboxd.
As someone who is part of the LGBTQ+ community, next year I will make sure more films either focused on or made by members of the community are shown as there is a lack of such representation in the film industry and the best place to start is by watching more films by or about the community. I also want to make sure at least two foreign language films are shown every month by increasing collaborative film screenings with the many country specific societies at UCL because, as Bong Joon Ho said, ‘Once you overcome the one-inch-tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films.’
Bryn Chiappe
I’ve held the role of screenings producer this year and have found sharing and discussing some of my favourite cinema with others to be a deeply enjoyable experience that I’d be honoured to continue. I’ve led discussions on zoom after each screening and it has been a privilege to speak with people whose opinions have both challenged and bolstered my own. It’s been a fascinating, educational, and often very humorous endeavour that has taught me a great deal and forced me to question my own opinions in deeply rewarding fashion. I sincerely hope that others have felt the same way, but of course I cannot speak for them (only cross my fingers that they will vote for me!).
Below I list the points of success that I would love to be able to continue in this role and propose a few new ideas:
-A diverse slate of films that strives towards variation in each metric of categorisation, especially in terms of nation of origin.
-Collaborative screenings with other societies and a special event with one of UCL’s music societies entailing a live score to a silent film.
-Themed screenings for notable dates in the calendar.
-Collaborative trips to London’s fantastic selection of cinemas with other UCL societies and the film societies of other London universities.
-A trip to one of UCL’s bars following the weekly screening to discuss the film in a relaxed and informal environment.
-Organising introductions to films from UCL academics and industry figures.
-An outdoor screening.