Tim Brown is co-director of CineCity film festival and an expert on moving image curation in fine art contexts.
He joined the University of Brighton as education officer at Screen Archive South East (SASE) and in 2003 co-founded CineCity The Brighton Film Festival with Dr Frank Gray, director of SASE, with whom he remains co-director of the annual event.
Tim Brown joined the University of Brighton began as education officer at Screen Archive South East (SASE) and in 2003 he co-founded CINECITY The Brighton Film Festival with Dr Frank Gray, director of SASE, with whom he remains co-director of the annual event.
He studied Fine Art at (the then) Sheffield City Polytechnic and took an MA in Cinema and Television at Birkbeck College, University of London. Following an Arts Council traineeship in film/video programming at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Tim has since had over 20 years experience in moving image curation.
Tim Brown has programmed special events and film seasons for Brighton’s Duke of York’s Picturehouse, Cambridge Film Festival, ICA, NFT, Liverpool FACT and Birmingham Screen Festival. Individual programmes have included: Zoom Lens (JG Ballard and cinema), The Savage Eye - Samuel Beckett work for film and television, Lost and Found (found footage in artists’ film and video), BS Johnson Versus God (all ICA). UK touring programmes have included: Independence Days: New Kazakh Cinema; Cinema of New Europe; Figures In a Landscape: the Cinema of Alexander Dovzhenko. Programmes / exhibitions for CINECITY have included: 24 x A Second: Austrian Avant-Garde Cinema; Shanghai on Screen; Inventorium, The Pharmacist’s Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets (Quay Brothers).
In 2008 he helped set up the Moving Image degree at the University of Brighton.
Brown, Tim and Deamer, Anna (2017) Fake News: The British Cinema Papers [Exhibition]
Brown, Tim (2015) Not Showing at this Cinema [Artefact]
Brown, Tim and Deamer, Anna (2014) Berg [Exhibition]
Brown, Tim (2014) Coming soon to a festival near you: Programming film festivals Taylor & Francis, Visual Studies.
Brown, Tim and Gray, Frank (2013) CINECITY The Brighton Film Festival 2013 - 2017 [Digital and visual media]
Brown, Tim, Duffy, Sara and Gray, Frank (2010) The Duke’s at 100: the Story of Brighton’s Favourite Cinema [Edited Collections]