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Simon McCallum

Curator, BFI National Archive

A graduate of the University of East Anglia, Simon joined the BFI in 2005 and programmes a UK-wide network of Mediatheques - a pioneering resource offering free public access to the BFI National Archive, among the most significant film and television archives in the world. He curated a series of national touring programmes including The Big Smoke: Films from a Lost London and Brit Chic: Fashion on Film and has acted as programme contributor for the UK Jewish Film Festival and BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. Simon also oversees the BFI’s archive channel on YouTube, and recently curated BFI Southbank’s Titanic centenary season.

Raising the Titanic: The Films That Kept the Legend Afloat

April 2012 marks the centenary of a disaster that still haunts us. Shortly before midnight on 14 April 1912, the maiden voyage of the White Star Line's beacon of luxury and progress, RMS <em>Titanic</em>, ended in tragedy when she struck an iceberg and sank with the loss of 1,517 lives.
25/03/2012 20:55 BST