Isabelle Vanderschelden will be introducing Cairo Conspiracy, The Night of the 12th, In the Fade and Bob the Gambler.

John Grieve (organiser of the Film Weekender) will be introducing As Bestas, The Long Good Friday and Polisse.

Isabelle is a former Senior Lecturer in French Studies from Manchester Metropolitan University who holds a PhD in Literary Translation evaluation (University of Manchester 1995). Her main areas of research include contemporary French cinema; film production; screenwriting; intercultural competence and film literacy. She has written extensively in French and in English in these fields.

Her publications include Screenwriters in French Cinema co-authored with Sarah Leahy (2021); Studying French Cinema (2013); Amelie (2007); France at the Flicks: Issues in Popular French Cinema (co-edited with Darren Waldron, 2007).

She is co-founder of FILTA (Film in Language Teaching Association) and has co-edited with Carmen Herrero Using Film and Media in the Language Classroom: Reflections on Research-led Teaching (2019).