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Oriana Franceschi

Events Coordinator at Sheffield Creative Guild, Talks Programming Assistant at Sheffield Doc/Fest

I began working in arts programming and event management in 2014 when I moved to the Isle of Lewis to work as a programmer at the island's art centre. 

I came to live in Sheffield in March of last year and have since enjoyed working with Sheffield Doc/Fest and Cinema For All. I am also on the programming and selection teams for Glasgow Short Film Festival and the Edinburgh Short Film Festival.

I have a Masters in Film Journalism from the University of Glasgow, but now mainly focus on writing fiction: I am currently working on the second issue of a comic book entitled Periphrony. I write the series - which I describe as 'a feminist odyssey through time' - and work with a number of very gifted female illustrators on its art. 

I also perform music as Shelley Byron and in 'pilgrim-pop' band Mother Night. 

My DJing moniker is Cruella de Jay.