Jacob Engelberg - Programmer (2015-)

Jacob is the current Programmer of Eyes Wide Open Cinema. He has an academic background in film studies, queer theory and bisexual theory. Jacob currently works in cinema marketing and spends his spare time listening to podcasts and drinking Rioja.  



Khaliden is the Digital Marketer of Eyes Wide Open Cinema. He has an academic background focusing on Film Studies, Digital Media and online LGBTQ behaviour and is currently completing a PhD in Media & Culture Studies at the University of Sussex. He spends his spare time binge watching television shows, reading comics, cooking, and wishing he lived the life of Mariah Carey.


pippa sa - communications co-ordinator

Pippa is the Communications Co-ordinator of Eyes Wide Open Cinema. She has an academic background in Film Studies and Drama, specialising in the performativity of gender, sexuality and identity. She produces and co-hosts the Bechdel Theatre Podcast, focussing on female representation in theatre. In her spare time she attempt to cook a vegan, gluten-free diet (she's that girl) and she endeavours to meet as many RuPaul's Drag Race contestants as she can. 


chloe knight - administrator

Chloe is the Administrator of Eyes Wide Open Cinema. She has been working professionally in film and TV for two years and currently works in the camera department. When she's not running around on set you can find her scouring the shelves at Gays The Word or searching for the best pizza in London. 


Jonathan Hyde - Founder and Programmer (2012-2015)

Jonathan founded Eyes Wide Open Cinema in 2012 out of a desire to bring a regular queer film programme to the city of Brighton and Hove. He has a background in film exhibition and has worked with the film festivals Queer Lisboa and Queer Porto. Jonathan spends his spare time as a photographer, leatherworker, and admirer of Isabella Rossellini.