Victoria has presented talks and keynotes at a variety of conferences and venues, including The Banff New Media Institute, The BFI, Somerset House, The Royal Society of Portrait Painters, The RCA, The Victoria and Albert Museum, Vice Media , The London Film School, Power to the Pixel, IDFA DocLab, Sheffield Docfest and The Barbican.
Victoria is available for presentations exploring the following areas:
- Smartphone production and producing online video with impact
- Multi platform documentary, from online interactive narratives to the immersive experiences offered by non fiction VR
- Archiving the Self : How can we collect, curate and share stories from our digital past?
Sheffield Doc Fest 2019 – Guest panellist on Encountering Virtual Realities . Part of a panel with my oncologist Dr Anna Rigg and Professor Mandy Rose discussing The Waiting Room VR project and what nonfiction VR offers to documentary film and health.
Genesis Women in Film Festival –Screening of 160 Characters followed by panel discussion exploring the challenges of gender and diversity in the film industry – June 2019
Convened The Royal Holloway / Guardian Documentary Development Lab – Speaker and chair of this weekend development lab, designed to help participants bring their documentary story to life, with or without funding – May 2019
One hour Keynote for Dis Lab – “DISLAB” is a series of keynotes organized by the digital and interactive storytelling LAB – a new MA programme at University of Westminster. This one hour keynote explored the interface and camera technology across three generations of smartphones and lessons learnt in next generation storytelling – March 2019
Royal Holloway – University of London – Centre for the study of Emotion and Law Launch – Presented a preview of The Waiting Room smartphone short with Q and A – March 2018
Part of Careers Panel at BRIT school – March 2019
Smartphone Filmmaking Workshop – 2 days – October 2018 – BRIT SCHOOL- Worked with Year 12 students on a smartphone filming project inspired by student’s phone archives.
Adobe Creative Jam @ VICE Media – July 2018
Presentation on Small format filmmaking for the Adobe Creative Jam at Vice
Modern Tales – May 2017
Victoria was a guest speaker at Modern Tales Different Formats and Platforms. She delivered a one hour keynote exploring how storytelling and audience engagement have recently evolved in multi platform production.
Modern Tales, ‘Provides professional development courses for BAME, women and emerging filmmakers. Modern Tales explores innovative creative story development and promotes effective audience engagement strategies that give diverse filmmakers crucial competitive edge’
One hour Keynote – Data Recovery – Mobiles and their role in story-telling, memory and emotion
Inside Out Festival – Somerset House – London – 24 Mar 2017
The Inside Out Festival connects Higher Education with the Arts, Cultural and Creative Industries, curated and produced by TCCE (The Culture Capital Exchange) in association with Times Higher Education
Moose on the Loose – Relatives Film Festival – LCC- March 2017
Victoria was invited to screen 160 Characters and be part of a panel discussing representations of family in documentary.
This one-day festival, part of Moose on the Loose Film Festival explored ways in which documentary filmmakers have investigated the idea of ‘relatives’. Curated by Dr Pratap Rughani and students at London College of Communication.
Victoria was invited to deliver a 30 minute presentation exploring smartphone production and producing online short form content with impact – Feb 2017.
The Story is a one-day conference about stories and story-telling. The Story is curated by Matt Locke, former Head of Cross Platform Production at Channel 4 and Director of Storythings, a content studio who specialise in creating ‘all kinds of stories for all kinds of audiences’.