Ken Hay

Director's Cut Masterclass, introduced by Prof. Alan Marcus

5.30pm, Wednesday 25 April 2012, The Belmont Picturehouse, Aberdeen

Ken Hay is the current Chief Executive Officer of the Edinburgh International Film Festival, which is world renowned for discovering and promoting the very best in international cinema, as well as heralding and debating changes in global filmmaking.

Born in Edinburgh, Ken had responsibility for the running of Intermedia Film and Video in Nottingham, before taking on the role of Cheif Executive of EM Media in Nottingham following its establishment in 2001 which brought together the EMMI Production Fund, the East Midlands Screen Commission, the film development unit of East Midlands Arts and the East Midlands element of Midlands Media Training Consortium.

He then spent five years from 2005-10 as Chief Executive of Scottish Screen, the national development agency for the screen industries in Scotland, before joining the Edinburgh Film Festival in September 2011.

This Masterclass is a joint venture between the University's Business School and Film and Media Department and the goal of the series is to bring leading filmmakers and industry figures to Aberdeen to engage in a high-profile public exploration and discussion of their work.

There are still a limited number of tickets available for this event. Please contact the University Events Office for more information on events@abdn.ac.uk