‘Focus’ - Filmmaker Interviews and Networking Event
5 Mar '23 | 11:00am
5 Mar '23 | 3:00pm
Sponsored by Sheffield Hallam University and hosted by Frit Tam, ‘Focus’ is an annual event aimed at adventure filmmakers, it aims to educate, inspire and entertain. The event is a mix of discussions with visiting filmmakers who will share their tips and advice, as well as informal industry networking. It is open to anyone working in, or aspiring to work in the outdoor media world. Details and speakers will be confirmed as we approach the festival.
Arrive for 10.30 for tea and coffee before the session starts at 11.00
Frit Tam is a British-born Chinese, transgender, award-winning filmmaker, photographer, speaker, podcaster and writer. He co-hosts the transgender podcast called 'TransAtlantic: TransMasc' with fellow trans guy, Ryan Rhys, who is based in the US. Frit runs a film studio, Passion Fruit Pictures, in which his sole mission is to add colour and diversity to the adventure industry through filmmaking, and his two latest films 'Brave Enough' and the award-winning 'The Wanderlust Women' share stories on ageism, colour and religion. Frit has also been in front of the camera, when he cycled and rollerbladed across England last summer on a trip called 'Glide for Pride'. He interviewed over 35 people from the LGBTQIA+ community to tackle the issue of belonging and is currently in post-production for the adventure documentary. And finally, Frit has reignited his YouTube channel to share his own personal journey of the early days of his transition to support anyone else in the early days of their own journey.
Phito courtesy of Edward Ireland-Jones