1:1 Virtual Mentoring Sessions

These 20-minute sessions are for practitioners working across all genres and at varying stages in their careers. Our industry experts provide essential and tailored guidance on how to develop ideas, break into the industry and further your careers. This is truly a unique opportunity to find an expert in your chosen field and gain first-hand advice from those shaping the industry today. Each session will be conducted online via Zoom.


You must purchase an ASFF 2021 festival pass in order to register. Your pass must be valid on the day of the event(s) for which you are registering.

To find out more about passes, visit: asff.co.uk/tickets

Please note, it is only one booking per person and we will automatically cancel any second booking that is made to allow enough space for everyone to participate.


Tuesday 2 November

Hannah Williams

Casting
Backstage | 10.00-12.00

With 10 years of casting experience, Hannah has worked across most corners of the casting world. Since 2016, Hannah has worked with Backstage, the largest international casting platform, actor publication and hub, finding the right talent.

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Hesham Sabry

Rights and Finances
BFI Young Audiences Content Fund | 13.00-15.00

Hesham handles all legal and business affairs matters relating to the Young Audiences Content Fund. Before joining the BFI, he worked at the BBC as an in-house lawyer in the BBC Children’s commercial, rights and business affairs team.

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Rebekah Louisa Smith

Exhibition, Sales and Distribution
The Film Festival Doctor | 16.00-18.00

Rebekah is Founder of Film Festival Doctor, which has nurtured filmmakers for the past decade. It provides submissions advice, securing screenings and awards at renowned festivals Locarno, Tribeca, Aesthetica, Sundance and London Film Festival.

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Wednesday 3 November

Sara Putt

Production and Talent Development
Sara Putt Associates | 09.30-11.30

Sara sits on the BAFTA Board, The BAFTA TV Committee and chairs the BAFTA Learning and New Talent Committee. She is also Deputy Chair of Women in Film and runs Sara Putt Associates, an agency for freelance production personnel.

Fully Booked

Laurily Adams

Production and Talent Development
Sara Putt Associates | 10.00-12.00

After graduating university, Laurily worked within the video research department at ITV. In 2009, Laurily joined Sara as an office assistant, and is now an established agent, representing experienced Heads of Department.

Fully Booked

Rebekah Louisa Smith

Exhibition, Sales and Distribution
The Film Festival Doctor | 16.00-18.00

Rebekah is Founder of Film Festival Doctor, which has nurtured filmmakers for the past decade. It provides submissions advice, securing screenings and awards at renowned festivals Locarno, Tribeca, Aesthetica, Sundance and London Film Festival.

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Sven Pötting

Film Festivals and Film Exhibition
FilmFest Dresden | 15.30-17.30

Since 2017, Sven Pötting has been the programmer and coordinator of FILMFEST DRESDEN – International Short Film Festival. Previously, he worked as for a film distribution company, as a film critic and lecturer at universities in Germany.

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Thursday 4 November

Anson Hartford

Documentary Production
Banyak Films | 10.00-12.00

Anson Hartford has produced, directed, shot and edited documentaries for the BBC, Channel 4, Sky Arts as well as Film 4 and BBC Films. His last feature film was the BFI financed feature doc Maya. Anson develops films through Banyak Films.

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Mélissa Delmée Maletras

Film Festivals and Film Exhibition
Leiden Shorts | 12.30-14.30

Mélissa is the Festival Director of Leiden Shorts, one of the biggest short film festivals in the Netherlands, since 2017. She also works independently as a film Programmer for short and feature films and as a consultant for education.

Fully Booked


Friday 5 November

Roxy McKenna

Production and Talent Development
BFI Network | 10.30-12.30 & 14.00-16.00

Roxy is a BFI NETWORK Talent Executive working across the North of England to fund and develop early career writers, directors and producers. She joined BFI after working at regional screen agency Northern Film and Media for 12 years.

Fully Booked


Sunday 7 November

Phoebe Roberts

Exhibition and Artists’ Film
Curator (formerly Artangel) | 10.00-12.00

Phoebe Roberts is a curator who worked at Artangel from 2015-2021 looking after The Artangel Collection, a body of moving image works commissioned by Artangel over the last 30 years. Phoebe has collaborated with the Tate and more.

Fully Booked

Hannah Williams

Casting
Backstage | 16.30-18.30

With 10 years of casting experience, Hannah has worked across most corners of the casting world. Since 2016, Hannah has worked with Backstage, the largest international casting platform, actor publication and hub, finding the right talent.

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