The Gateway Film Festival is a brand new film festival coming to Peterborough in November 2019. Gateway aims to celebrate local history, community as well as being Peterborough's gateway to film culture from the past and around the world. 
Taking place over 5 days there will be plenty to see and take part in. A selection of the local films will be playing for the duration of the festival at screens around the city and the surrounding area.


Team Gateway

Emily Steele

Festival Director/ Head Programmer

Born and raised in Peterborough, Emily Steele is a freelance filmmaker, film programmer and workshop leader. She is the founder and director of Cine-Sister which showcases and promotes films with female identifying filmmakers. She has an MA in Film Programming and Curating from Birkbeck College, University of London and a BA in Filmmaking from Manchester School of Art. Emily is passionate about history, cultural heritage and films from the beginning of cinema to the 1960s. In particular, researching women working in the industry at that time.

Martha Cattell

Festival Assistant/Programmer

Martha is a curator and film programmer from Peterborough. She is interested in environmental film and the role of film in community building, and is currently running Sea / Film a new film screening organisation in Scarborough. She has previously worked for Invisible Dust, Sheffield Doc Fest and curated free lance exhibitions 'Refuse/Refuge' at York Art Gallery and 'Here be Whales' at Left Bank Leeds and Hull Maritime Museum.

Lauren Butler

Digital Marketer

Lauren is a digital marketer from Peterborough she has a BA honours degree in Film Production from the University of Derby and is currently studying a CIM diploma in Digital Marketing. Lauren loves all aspects of filmmaking and is excited to help bring a film festival to Peterborough.


Our Partners

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Our Funders


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