I am an experienced moderator for both industry events and audience talks.


I have moderated public talks, Q&As, press conferences or masterclasses with Glenn Close, Taika Waititi, Woody Harrelson, Kristen Stewart, Julie Delpy, Olivier Assayas, Daniel Radcliffe, Oprah Winfrey, Ewan McGregor, Alfonso Cuaron, Stephen Fry, Ang Lee, Lee Daniels, Chris O’Dowd, Noemi Harris, Pawel Pawlikowski, Atom Egoyan and Stephen Daldry, among others.


On the executive side, I have done public events with Anders Ansip (VP of the European Commission), John Cooper (head of Sundance Film Festival), Dede Gardner (Plan B Entertainment) Vue Cinemas CEO Tim Richards, Swedish Film Institute CEO Anna Serner, Nigerian media mogul Mo Abudu, Mathijs Wouter Knol (Berlin’s European Film Market), Michel Reihlac (ARTE), and Li Ruigang (China Media Capital), among others.

These talks have taken place at Cannes, Berlin, Toronto, Sundance London, Rotterdam, IDFA, Locarno, Edinburgh, Rome, Karlovy Vary, Les Arcs, the EU’s European Film Forum, Think Fest, the Abu Dhabi Media Summit, Nordicana conference, CineEurope, the Screen Film Summit and the Zurich Summit.

You can watch some panels and talks here

Reality Check podcast recap from Rotterdam 2020

Gender Equality -- roadmap for the future at Berlinale 2020

Haut Et Court at Goteborg 2020

Global Production deluge recap, Film i Vast at Berlinale 2020

Ken Loach at Cannes 2019

Jon Plowman at Goteborg TV Drama Vision 2019

Sally Wainwright at Goteborg TV Drama Vision 2019

Woody Harrelson at Zurich 2016

Alicia Vikander at Zurich 2017

New Dealmakers panel at Cannes 2018 

Short Film Strategies at Cannes 2018

IFFR Reality Check 2018

First feature festival advice at Cannes 2017

Future proofing the sales business at Berlin 2018

Sofia Helin talking The Bridge at Nordicana 2015

Pawel Pawlikowski in Cartagena 2015

EC VP Andrus Ansip at European Film Forum 2016

BAFTA Film Question Time 2013

Abundance panel at This Way Up 2017

Book to Screen Filmart 2013

China Media Capital at Abu Dhabi Media Summit 2012

My PR strategy tips for producers

Song For Marion Q&A 2013 


I also do bespoke presentations about festival strategy, press strategy or pitching. I have delivered these talks at the National Film and TV School (NFTS); EAVE Marketing Workshop, ProPro (Austria), ICO’s Developing Your Film Festival; CoNNEXT in Ghent; for TrustNordisk and the Danish Film Institute in Denmark; for the Scottish Film Talent Network; Film London’s Build Your Audience and Creative England's Market Trader. Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss me giving a presentation to your group.



I have also done a number of TV interviews, including for BBC News, CNN and Sky News. I was a regular interviewee on SkyArts’ Discovering Film series, commenting on the careers of Hollywood greats including Steve McQueen, Julie Andrews, Jack Lemmon and Claudette Colbert.

Wendy Mitchell is a film and entertainment journalist, film festival consultant, and panel and Q&A moderator.