Meet the 2024 Media Outreach & Inclusion Scheme journalists
02 February 2024
IFFR’s Media Outreach & Inclusion Scheme has run for the second time in 2024. By welcoming new and diverse voices to report on the festival, the scheme aims to remove barriers to journalists and media makers from communities that are currently underrepresented in the festival’s press community.
Our seven participants, who work across online, print and podcasts, received complementary press accreditation as well as special access to events, talks and workshops.
Han NGUYEN traded office life for her passion for cinema after an ADHD revelation. Her journey includes jury stints at the 2021 Five Flavours Asian Film Festival and the 2023 VPRO Big Screen Awards at IFFR, enriching her love for arthouse and Asian cinema. Currently, she brings her expertise to P voor Podcast, sharing insights that captivate fellow film enthusiasts. When not immersed in movies, she's crafting the perfect cup as a barista, blending her love for coffee with her cinematic adventures.
IFFR Coverage on P voor Podcast:
Ife CARTER is an aspiring filmmaker and producer, trying to seize opportunities that allow her to connect to her community and expand her network. She believes that by listening to others more deeply, stories inevitably come to life. She approaches her work with a curiosity intended to spread the knowledge and ideas of marginalized people. By picking the brains of makers attending this year’s IFFR, her podcast at WORM will highlight exchanges and stories that enable learning, inspiration and a sense of community in film.
Nadine REUMER is an actress and producer based in Amsterdam. Since 2020 she has hosted the IN HER LENS podcast: a platform dedicated to amplifying the work of underrepresented voices in the film and television industry. Currently, Nadine is exploring the intersection of climate justice and filmmaking. Raised in South Africa, Singapore, Oman, Dubai, and Texas, USA, her international background paved the way for her dedication to intersectional work and social equity. She received her BFA from The New School University, School of Drama in New York City.
Based in Berlin, Olivia POPP is a Taiwanese American film writer and graduate student with an interest in transnationalism, critical theory, epistemology, and queer imagination. Her bylines include Cineuropa, Asian Movie Pulse, Talking Shorts, Vague Visages, Zippy Frames, and others. Film workshops and juries: International People’s Jury for the Five Flavours Asian Film Festival (2023), Cineuropa GoCritic! Programme (2023), European Workshop for Film Criticism #3 (2023/24), selection committee for the Vancouver Island Short Film Festival (2023/24), Berlinale Talents Press (2024).
Rachel PRONGER is a freelance writer, editor and curator. Her writing on film, art and cultural history has been published in outlets including Sight & Sound, The Guardian, MUBI Notebook, Art Monthly, Elephant Art and BBC Culture. She is an alumni of Berlinale Talents, and has been shortlisted for both the Michael O’Pray Prize and the Observer/Anthony Burgess award for Arts Journalism. Rachel is also co-founder of archive activist feminist film collective Invisible Women, and a programme adviser for Sheffield DocFest, BFI London Film Festival and Aesthetica Short Film Festival. Originally from Yorkshire, she is currently based in Berlin, Germany.
Sayuri TAKAO, from Japan, is a journalist and master's student in international communication management at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. Since 2023, she has written articles for Nagasaki newspaper, and she collaborates with a Japanese painter, creating free papers called "蘭蘭見聞録" ("Ran Ran Kenbunroku") to offer insights into Dutch society through interviews.
Zhaoyin FENG is an independent journalist and documentary filmmaker. She has reported in the US, Europe and Asia on a wide range of topics including international politics, immigration and sexual violence. Previously, she worked as a correspondent at the BBC World Service.