Lydia Beilby

Edinburgh International Film Festival

Born in York, England in 1984, Lydia Beilby is a moving image artist, curator and educator. Lydia has held the position of Short Film Programmer for Edinburgh International Film Festival, the world’s longest continuously running film festival, since 2010, and has served on juries and panels in Canada, Kosovo, Germany, Austria and the UK, collaborated with BAFTA on numerous panels and hosted workshops for educational institutions.

Lydia is also a founding member of artists’ collective Screen Bandita, whose expanded-cinema pieces and workshops have been commissioned and performed widely at film festivals, galleries and unusual spaces around the UK and Europe. Further to this, Lydia teaches courses on cinema and archives at the University of Edinburgh.