Norman McLaren

Movements, A Retrospective

  • Norman McLaren, Pas de deux, (c)  National Film Board of Canada

    Norman McLaren, Pas de deux, (c) National Film Board of Canada

Past Event

This event was on Thu 30 Jun, 7pm

Join an evening of film and discussion dedicated to Norman McLaren, one of Britain’s most important abstract film artists.

Presented by East End Film Festival, this retrospective explores McLaren’s use of music, dance and movement in his work. Panel discussions hosted by Kate Wilson (producer and strategic consultant for film and arts projects) explore these themes, as well as funding for artist’s moving image practice.

Speakers include Andrew Simpson (EEFF Head Programmer) and Camilla Mantovani (filmmaker).

Commissioned by East End Film Festival, this event is part of the EEFF’s Arts Council England funded Artists’ Moving Image Programme which includes newly commissioned work to premiere at Psych Space on Friday 24th June at the Oval Space.

Supported by Arts Council England.




7pm – Introduction

7.10 – Begone Dull Care (8 mins)

7.20 – A Chairy Tale (10 mins)

7.30 – Dots (2 mins)


7.45 – Neighbours (8 mins)


8.05pm – Pas de Deux (13 mins)


8.30 – Polychrome Fantasy (3 mins), Short and Suite (5 mins), Two Bagatelles (3 mins)

8.45 – Q&A

About Kate Wilson

Kate Wilson is a producer and strategic consultant for a range of film and arts projects. She works independently as a strategic consultant with clients across the film and arts sectors, and she is also a partner at More Partnership, a premier fundraising consultancy (

In addition to her work as a strategic consultant, Kate is developing a slate of films and artists’ moving image work for Fury Films Ltd.

Kate is on the Advisory Board of Cinemagic, a children’s film education charity with outlets in Belfast, Dublin, London, New York and Los Angeles (, and she is a Trustee of the Film and Video Umbrella, the UK’s leading makers of artists’ moving image work (

Kate has an MA in Text and Performance from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and she is a member of the Bar of England and Wales.