Meet our 2021 Guest Curators

Joining the festival co-producers to deliver the film programme of this year’s Online Festival Weekender are guest curators Tanatsei Gambura and Ane Lopez.

One of Femspectives key objectives is to support local talent through skill sharing, workshops, networks and curation. As such, we are excited to expand the curatorial team for this year’s Online Festival Weekender from 23-25 April 2021 and invite more voices to actively shape and deliver the festival programme.

Joining the team are Tanatsei Gambura and Ane Lopez – see their full bios below. Tanatsei and Ane each curated one programme for the Weekender, are advising on guest speakers and will facilitate a discussion during the festival.

This is the first time, Femspectives is able to offer paid guest curatorships, an essential step towards expanding the festival team and offering paid opportunities in the sector.

Tanatsei Gambura

Photo by Indiana Caldwell

Tanatsei Gambura (she/they) is an interdisciplinary artist and cultural practitioner working transnationally. Her interests lie in creating socially-engaged creative experiences that centre justice, joy, care, and community. With indigeneity and anti-coloniality at the centre of her work, she draws from personal experience, exploring methods of post-independence culture-making.

Currently, Tanatsei is a member of the Edinburgh International Film Festival Youth Board. In the past, she was selected for Film Hub Scotland’s New Promoter Scheme, working to co-produce Take One Action Film Festival’s program. Africa in Motion Film Festival and the Fruitmarket Gallery are amongst the organisations she’s worked with.

You can find out more about Tanatsei and her work here.

Tanatsei curated the programme DREAMING WHILE BLACK. Click here to read more and get tickets for the films and the discussion.

Ane Lopez

Headshot of Ane Lopez
Photo by Ben Cowie

Graduated from Glasgow School of Art with a Masters in Communication Design, Ane Lopez (she/her) has a background that ranges across curation, design, marketing and film production with a focus on ecology and Anthropocene aesthetics. She is the co-founder of A+E, an art and ecology collective that envisions a post-oil, radical and diverse culture that addresses the current climate crisis through experimental, ethical and accessible approaches.

Ane is currently working as Programme Assistant for Unfix, the Glasgow based performance and ecology festival, and she was part of the submissions viewing team for Glasgow Short Film Festival 2021.

Ane curated the programme one dream, square metre. Click here to read more and get tickets for the films and the discussion.

Find out more about Tanatsei and Ane’s work with Femspectives here.