Internationally-acclaimed film maker Mark Cousins is one of Britain's leading directors and cultural critics and a regular contributor to BBC 4 and More 4. Mark will be holding a special event as part of Harrogate Film Festival 2019.

A passionate and prolific creator of film documentaries, often about the nature of movie-making itself, Cousins' most recent film, The Eyes of Orson Welles, won a commendation at last year's Cannes Film Festival.

After graduating from the University of Stirling, the Belfast-born Cousins rose to public prominence as director of Edinburgh International Film Festival in the late 1990s, bringing new ideas and personal charm, as well as introducing the concept of 'Scene by Scene'. Mark has gone onto an illustrious career which has involved releasing books, films and winning multiple further awards.

Mark has worked with names such as David Lynch, Martin Scorsese and Roman Polanski.

Mark Cousins will be in conversation with the Harrogate Advertiser's Graham Chalmers followed by a screening of his 2018 film, The Eyes of Orson Welles.