ASFF 2017 Speakers

Find out more about the ASFF Speakers who will join us from 8 – 12 November 2017 to share their expertise in the film, fashion, advertising and music industries. Their events will take on a range of formats including panels, masterclasses, drop-in meet-and-greets and informal Q&A sessions at Official Selection film screenings.


Anne Edyvean

Anne Edyvean

BBC Writersroom

Anne is the head of the BBC Writersroom, which develops new writers (and some directors). She also works closely with BBC Commissioning in Drama, Comedy and Children’s programmes, and with programme makers, including in-house, BBC Studios and Indies.

Edward Hicks

Edward Hicks

Head of Film TV & Radio, RADA

A graduate of London Film School, Edward is currently Head of Film, TV & Radio at RADA. His credits include the West End production of Another Country, five years with the RSC and numerous screen credits including Summer Lightning, Michael Palin’s East of Ipswich, Tumbledown and Casualty.

Fraser Ayres

Fraser Ayres

Director, TriForce Creative Network

Fraser Ayres is a multi-award-winning actor/writer/director and CEO and co-founder of The TriForce Creative Network, an organisation set up to promote equal opportunities in the entertainment industry. Fraser is also an ongoing drama writer for the BBC and Executive Producer.

Ivan Chandler

Ivan Chandler

Founder, Musicalities

Ivan Chandler founded Musicalities Limited in 1995 and has since become one of the UK’s leading Music Copyright & Licensing Specialists. Clients include Aardman Animations, Discovery, IMG Media, British Black Music, Amnesty International and the International Olympic Committee.

Jacqueline Abrahams

Jacqueline Abrahams

Production Designer

Jacequeline Abrahams trained in Fine Art, being as creative as possible where possible. She fell into scenic painting whilst living in Glasgow, which led to working on an NFTS graduation film on the Isle of Mull, which then led to small theatre / art pieces, and eventually, art direction.

Jaime Estrada-Torres

Jaime Estrada-Torres

Head of Editing, The London Film School

During his 34 years as a filmmaker, Jaime has taken parallel roads: as a film editor and as a film educator. In the last fifteen years, these two roads have converged and Jaime now combines his film editing work with that of Head of Editing at the London Film School.

Katie McCullough

Katie McCullough

Founder, Festival Formula

Katie is Founder of Festival Formula, a consultancy company focusing on filmmakers covering film festival strategy, crowdfunding, and social media presence. The company is all about helping filmmakers realise their potential through their work and their impact within the industry.

Lou Phelps

Lou Phelps

BFI NET.WORK

Lou works across the British Film Institute’s new talent initiative, the BFI NET.WORK. Every year NET.WORK invest £3 million of National Lottery funding in emerging filmmakers. The funding goes towards short film production, first feature development and training programmes.

Matimba Kabalika

Matimba Kabalika

Talent Development Manager, BFI NET.WORK

Matimba looks after the talent development programme BFI NETWORK and the accompanying website. She joined BFI in 2012 as Assistant to Ben Roberts after she spent four years at Partizan working on a number of projects including production on commercials and music videos.

Minnie Ayres

Minnie Ayres

Director, TriForce Creative Network

Minnie Ayres is an actor, producer and COO of talent development organisation TriForce Creative Network, set up to promote equal opportunities in the entertainment industry, working on initiatives such as MonologueSlam UK, WriterSlam and the TCN Writers Incubator.

Nicolas Chaudeurge

Nicolas Chaudeurge

Editor

Nicolas graduated from the National Film and Television School in 2001 during which time he was awarded the 1st Prize in Editing at the Kodak Commercials Competition and the Best Editing prize at the Drama Film Festival. Between 1993 and 2005 he edited 20 award winning short films.

Peter Collis

Peter Collis

Technical Manager, INITION

Peter Collis has a unique understanding of complex production workflows. He has worked at INITION for six years, heading up the 360 Stereoscopic team, previously a Camera Engineer & Lens Specialist supporting productions including Harry Potter: The Deathly Hallows.