Industry Delegates & Guest Speakers 2019

ASFF’s industry delegates share their expertise from a range of industries, from fashion and advertising to music, and of course, the various aspects of film. Attending the festival for masterclasses, panel discussions and networking events, find out more about our stellar list of individuals and organisations joining us for 2019.


Alex Dudok de Wit

Film Journalist & Programmer

Alex is a freelance film journalist and programmer. He writes for publications such as Sight & Sound, The Telegraph and Time Out. He also curates for Short of the Week, a platform promoting the new wave of emerging filmmakers.

Alexzandra Jackson

BFI NETWORK Talent Executive
Film Hub Midlands

Alexzandra joined BFI NETWORK from Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre where she produced their learning and talent development programme, working across production and exhibition between 2009 and 2018. She is an advocate for accessible cinema.

Alia Sheikh

Senior Development Producer
BBC R&D

Alia Sheikh is a director, producer, research scientist and a broadcast research engineer. Her work is focused on ensuring that the world’s oldest national broadcasting organisation understands the narrative potential of future immersive formats.

Alice Whittemore

Ffilm Cymru Wales
BFI Welsh Network Manager

Alice recently joined Ffilm Cymru Wales as BFI Welsh Network Manager, having spent six years in London working primarily in film exhibition and talent development. Prior to Ffilm Cymru, Alice was part of the Production team at Film London.

Amy O’Hara

BFI NETWORK Talent Executive
Film Hub North

Amy O’Hara is a BFI NETWORK Talent Executive with experience in film marketing, distribution and production. Amy has worked in the industry for over five years, most recently with the UK Marketing team at the new studio STX Entertainment.

Andy Moore

Senior Programmer
Showroom Workstation

Andy has over 10 years’ experience working in film exhibition. He was the Cinema Administrator at the Hyde Park Picture House in Leeds, and has worked as a freelance programmer for Leeds International Film Festival and Harvard Film Archive.

Anna MacDonald

Joint Principal & Founder
London Film Academy

Anna ensures that the LFA remains innovative, inspiring and cutting edge. She deals with the Academy’s day-to-day running, business development and the distribution of films made by LFA students, graduates and partners, growing and developing new talent.

Bec Evans

Head of Video Development
Dazed

Bec Evans is Head of Video Development at Dazed; she works across Dazed Media’s publications to direct, produce, programme and  commission in conjunction with editorial and commercial teams. Bec’s productions champion diversity.

Ben Luxford

Head of UK Audiences
BFI

Ben Luxford is Head of UK Audiences for the British Film Institute. He is responsible for a range of funds and strategies designed to bring great films to audiences across the UK. Ben has worked in the UK Independent distribution sector for over 10 years.

Cameron Waaler

Head of Theatrical Sales
Arrow Films

Cameron Waaler is part of one of the UK’s leading independent distributors of world cinema, cult, arthouse, horror and classic films. Cameron has experience working for the likes of Universal, Altitude, Lionsgate UK and Momentum Pictures.

Carol Salter

Documentary Filmmaker

Carol Salter is an award winning documentary director with a fine art and editing background. Her debut feature documentary Almost Heaven won Best Documentary at last year’s Aesthetica Film Festival and at the British Independent Film Awards.

Charles Cecil

Founder
Revolution Games

Charles Cecil MBE has been a key figure in the interactive entertainment industry for 40 years. Founder of Revolution Software, today one of the world’s leading adventure game companies, Charles has created numerous narrative-driven games.

Charles Storr

Economy and Enterprise Manager
Make It York

Make It York was established in 2015 with the coming together of the marketing and promotion, economic development, and tourism functions in the city. Charles Storr is Economy and Enterprise Manager, supporting businesses across the City of York.

Charlie Phillips

Head of Video
The Guardian

Charlie Phillips is the Head of Video at The Guardian, commissioning and acquiring new documentaries from all around the world for the Guardian documentaries strand, and managing all moving image for the Guardian’s platforms, including news and culture.

Chris Shepherd

Independent Filmmaker

Chris Shepherd is a multi-award-winning director, writer and producer. From his award winning directorial debut for Channel 4 in 1997 with The Broken Jaw, Chris has worked on many renowned TV Shows and commercials including Nathan Barley.

Chris Toumazou

Directo & Co-Founder
COMPULSORY

Chris Toumazou is an Executive Producer and founding partner at COMPULSORY in London. Having helped established the company’s distinctive new talent, he has helped music video directors expand further into the narrative film space.

Chris Wyatt

Film Editor

Chris Wyatt has worked with a mix of acclaimed British film directors from Peter Greenaway to Shane Meadows. Spanning a career of more than 40 years, his credits include The Pillow Book, This is England, Calibre and God’s Own Country.

Christina Aragon

Managing Director
5A Studios

5A Studios’ Managing Director Cristina Aragon has worked at Twickenham Film Studios and Abbey Road Studios. With clients including BBC, ITV, The Guardian, 20th Century Fox and National Geographic, the company has over 20 years’ experience.

Christine Morrow

Talent Executive
Northern Ireland Screen

Christine works across all BFI Network and Northern Ireland Screen short film activity in fiction, factual and animation areas. She designs and manages workshops and seminars for new and emerging talent in animation, factual and fiction sectors.

Colin Pons

Joint Managing Trustee
Studio of the North

Colin has worked as a producer and mentor in the UK film and TV industry for over 30 years, often with first time directors and producers. Colin has produced and executive produced a wide-ranging slate of independent short and feature projects.

Conrado Galves

Executive Creative Director
Fgreat Studio

Conradp Galves is the Founder and Executive Creative Director at Fgreat, a creative studio
established in 2011 that excels in crafting films combining animation, visual effects, motion
graphics and live action.

Cornelius Walker

Director / Screenwriter

Cornelius is a director and screenwriter and was the subject of the Oscar-Nominated documentary Black Sheep. He has worked with clients such as Google, William & Grant and HSBC as well as developing his feature film and TV projects.

Craig McNeil

Director of Creative Projects
Beggars Group

Craig is Director of Creative Projects at the Beggars Group of Labels. He joined Beggars in 1995 and has worked with artists including Adele, Dizzee Rascal, Jack White, British Sea Power, Interpol, Stornoway, Glass Animals, Daughter and The xx.

David Nixon

Programme & Comms Manager
Forum Cinema Hexham

David Nixon is Programme and Communications Manager at Forum Cinema Hexham. Earlier this year he launched the inaugural Tyne Valley Film Festival, a community programmed film festival running 26 events across 12 unique venues.

Dick Pope

Cinematographer

Dick Pope began his career as a documentary film cameraman, working for companies such as the BBC. In 1990 Pope began a longstanding collaboration with Mike Leigh on films such as Mr Turner. He is a BAFTA and Oscar-nominated.

Dionne Farell

Development Executive
BBC Films

Dionne is a Development Executive for BBC Films. Prior to joining BBC Films in 2018, Dionne started out as a runner in factual production, before moving over into scripted development, working for companies such as the BFI and Unigram.

Ed Perkins

Documentary Director
Lightbox

Ed Perkins is an Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker whose films have won numerous international awards. Ed has directed films for Netflix, the BBC, The Guardian, National Geographic and Channel 4 and is a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit.

Elaine Wong

Partnerships Manager
StoryFutures Academy

Elaine is a Programme Advisor for BFI London Film Festival and previews for Sheffield Doc/Fest and Underwire. She co-founded VR Distribution company Other Set in 2017, and currently works at the National Centre for Immersive Storytelling: StoryFutures Academy.

Elouise Carden

Managing Director
Rapid Pictures

Elouise Carden is Managing Director of Rapid Pictures. The company has over 20 years’ experience providing post-production to all major broadcasters, production companies and multi-platform content providers including BBC Four, ITV, Channel 4 and More4.

Gareth Blake

Head of Production
Production Guild

Gareth Blake is Head of Production and Member Services at Production Guild, the UK’s leading membership organisation for those working in production. Bringing Film and TV drama professionals together, Gareth delivers a wide range of services.

Giorgia Baschirotto

Digital Content Lead
Jil Sander

Giorgia works in the realm of creative production, art direction, digital strategy and photography. She is currently Digital Content Lead for Jil Sander, a fashion house founded in 1968 that has modernised traditional concepts of luxury and elegance.

Hannah Raybould

Director
BAFTA Cymru

Hannah has worked in creative media and training/education in Wales for over 20 years, starting out as a location assistant and coordinator for the Celtic Media Festival. Hannah leads on delivering BAFTA Cymru activity, delivering events and awards.

Helen Upcraft

Assistant Curator
Imperial War Museum

Helen is the Assistant Curator in the Media Sales and Licensing team, providing access to the IWM Film collection. Since joining the Film Archive in 2014, Helen has worked on projects with academics, artists, cultural and heritage organisations.

Ian Bignell

Submissions Coordinator
Festival Forumla

Ian is the Submissions Coordinator for Festival Formula, handling the festival submissions for the company’s huge slate of films. He is also active in delivering talks on festival strategy at festivals across the UK, helping filmmakers realise their potential.

Ian Fenton

Creative Director of Learning
Tyneside Cinema

Ian Fenton is the Creative Director of Learning and Participation at Tyneside Cinema, where he leads on work with new talent. He recently produced 72 short films for Channel 4’s Random Acts strand and the documentary feature The Dream Palace.

Jacqueline Edenbrow

Executive Producer
The Guardian

Jacqueline Edenbrow is a film and television producer. She is currently Executive Producer in documentaries at the Guardian. She was previously an Executive Producer at VICE, working across documentaries and features, and was an Editor at Channel 4.

Jan Harlan

Executive Producer

Jan Harlan was Executive Producer on many Stanley Kubrick films, from Barry Lyndon to Eyes Wide Shut. He has worked with Steven Spielberg and Warner Brothers across narrative and documentary. Jan was an key figure in forming the Kubrick Archive.

Jane Saunders

Mentoring Network Manager
ScreenSkills

Jane Saunders works for ScreenSkills, the industry-led skills body for the UK’s screen industries. She manages the Mentoring Network, which aims to match mentoring pairs to enable new and established professionals to support each other.

Jane Smith

Marketing Director
Munro Films

Munro Films is a fully independent film distribution company bringing highly acclaimed and award-winning independent features to UK and Irish cinema audiences. Jane provides responsive and effective marketing strategies for these projects.

Jane Wilson

Filmmaker and Artist

Jane and Louise Wilson, RA Elect, have been working as an artist duo in collaboration for over two decades since their joint postgraduate degree from Goldsmiths College in 1992. Jane and Louise have gained both national and international reputation.

Jason Wood

Director of Film and Culture
HOME

Jason Wood is Artistic Director at Film at HOME, Manchester, a centre for art, theatre and film. He is Professor of Film at both Manchester School of Art and the University of Salford, and an author of books on cinema. He is co-director of Always (crashing).

Jen Corcoran

Tees Valley Screen Project Manager
Northern Film & Media

Jen Corcoran is Project Manager of Tees Valley Screen, Northern Film & Media’s new development programme, supporting talent, ambition and growth across the region. Jen is also a creative producer focusing on new female voices.

Jessica Bugg

Dean
London College of Fashion

Dr Jessica Bugg is Dean of the School of Media and Communication, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London and was awarded a PhD from the same institution in 2006. Jessica’s work has been screened in venues including the ICA.

Jo Nolan

Managing Director
Screen South

Jo Nolan is Managing Director at Screen South, a cultural development organisation with digital creativity at its heart. Bringing hidden stories and ideas to the public, it works with a range of new talent from around the world, championing new voices.

Joanna Rowan

Development Manager
Envy Post

Joanna Rowan worked in production before a career in post-production on shows such as Top Gear. Joanna has been with Envy for four years, collaborating on Gogglebox, The Voice, Louis Theroux, Surgeons and a variety of advertising campaigns.

Jonny Tull

Distribution and Exhibition Consultant
Jonny Tull Digital Consultancy

Jonny Tull has collaborated on the releases of several independent films since starting his business in 2017. works with cinemas and arts venues to develop their businesses and audiences, including Rich Mix, London, and Warwick Arts Centre.

Jude Lister

Film Project Manager
Creative England

Jude manages programmes for emerging UK film talent, including low budget feature development lab iFeatures and the short film initiative shortFLIX with BBC Films, BFI and Sky Arts. Jude has also worked for Encounters Film Festival.

Julian Foddy

VFX Supervisor
Industrial Light & Magic

Julian Foddy is VFX Supervisor for Industrial Light & Magic – a visual effects and animation studio founded in 1975 by George Lucas. Julian’s personal credits include blockbusters Avengers, Solo: A Star Wars Story and Ready Player One.

Kahloon Loke

Director
Peccadillo Pictures

Launched in 2000, Peccadillo is one of the UK’s most recognised distributors of LGBT & World Cinema titles. Kahloon Loke is Director, nurturing new and upcoming talent whilst showcasing established names across a range of platforms.

Kate Shalloe

Mentoring Coordinator
ScreenSkills

Kate works on the ScreenSkills Mentoring Network, which is supported by the BFI with funds from the National Lottery under the BFI’s Future Film Skills Strategy. Kate has worked as Development and Production Manager at Merlin Films.

Kathryn Penny

Head of Screen Operation
National Science and Media Museum

Kathryn is Head of Screen Operation at National Science and Media Museum. She runs a three screen cinema operation including Europe’s first IMAX, and is the Director of the Widescreen Weekend film festival and Yorkshire Games Festival.

Katie McCullough

Founder
Festival Formula

Katie McCullough is the founder of Festival Formula Ltd, a consultancy company focusing on filmmakers covering festival strategy. Katie has hosted a wide range of workshops at BFI, Glasgow Short Film Festival and Encounters Film Festival.

Kit Caless

Communications and Marketing
Learning on Screen

Kit Caless is Communications and Marketing Manager at Learning on Screen. A specialist in the use of moving image and sound in education, the organisation has been making film more accessible for over 70 years – from BBC TV to streaming.

Kit Monkman

Artist & Film Director
KMA

Kit is a leading innovator in screen-based art and interactive media. He directed the visually experimental feature Macbeth and co-directed The Knife That Killed Me. He is also co-founder of KMA – specialising in environmental installations.

Krissi McIlquham

Managing Director
Mad Dog 2020

Krissi is Managing Director at Mad Dog 2020, which has been casting and coordinating Supporting Artists for over 20 years. Well-known and award-winning projects include Dunkirk and The Favourite and TV shows such as Peaky Blinders and Doctor Who.

Louise Wilson

Filmmaker and Artist

Jane and Louise Wilson, RA Elect, have been working as an artist duo in collaboration for over two decades since their joint postgraduate degree from Goldsmiths College in 1992. Jane and Louise have gained both national and international reputation.

Lucy Witcomb

Training and Events Manager
Learning on Screen

Lucy is Training and Events Manager at Learning on Screen, organising annual awards and events. Prior to working at Learning on Screen, Lucy worked at Film Education, working with film distributors to produce educational resources.

Luke Toyne

Executive Producer
Maker Projects

Luke’s first credit as producer was the first music promo to be shot in HD – the Sneaker Pimps’ “Sick” in 2001. Since then he has specialised in branded content and TV commercials for the likes of Saatchi & Saatchi, M&C Saatchi, Sky and ITV.

Lynn Nwokorie

Editorial and Programming Consultant

Starting out in production for feature film, commercials and museum projects, Lynn has worked across exhibition and distribution for BFI London Film Festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest, the British Film Institute and the Independent Cinema Office.

Macaulay Monahan

Account Handler
Performance Film & Media

Macaulay worked in the insurance industry for over 5 years before joining Performance in April 2018. Macaulay has always had a keen interest in the film and media. Ending up at Performance has meant he’s able to put that interest to good use.

Manjinder Virk

Actress & Filmmaker

Screen International Star of Tomorrow Manjinder Virk is an accomplished actress, writer and director, having worked in theatre, TV, film and radio. Her film Out of Darkness, starring Tom Hiddleston, premiered at the 57th BFI London Film festival.

MarBelle

Co-Founder
Directors Notes

MarBelle is the Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of independent film curation and interview site Directors Notes. He has previously worked as Editor of Shooting People’s Filmmakers Bulletin and has provided film programmes and served on juries.

Maria Caruana Galizia

Producer
Candle & Bell

Maria Caruana Galizia is a producer based in Newcastle upon Tyne. In 2013 she set up Candle & Bell to work with regional and BAME filmmakers. The organisation was named one of the top 50 Emerging Creative Companies by Creative England.

Marion Comengre

Production Executive

Marion is a film studio executive who joined the UK division of Studiocanal in 2009, and Sky Drama in 2019. At Studiocanal, Marion worked on a variety of internationally acclaimed titles such as the BAFTA-winning Warp’s ’71, MacBeth and Yardie.

Mark Taylor

Production Manager
A Productions

Mark has been MD of Bristol-based A Productions for the last 33 years. Mark has an extensive portfolio that includes BAFTA-nominated 2D, CGI, greenscreen, live action and radio work for Disney, BBC, C4, ITV, Sony, Dreamworks and Aardman.

Max Park

Development Editor
Film4

Max is a Development Editor at Film4, Channel 4 Television’s feature film division. Max works with both new and established filmmakers. The company’s slate includes Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Ex Machina and Slumdog Millionaire

Meghan Cruz

Development Executive
Babycow

Meghan Cruz is the Development Executive at Babycow (Gavin and Stacey, The Mighty Boosh). With experience in scouting emerging talent and diverse voices, she works with international writers for global audiences to bring ideas to life.

Mia Bays

Film Producer / Director
Birds Eye View

With 27 years in the film business, Mia Bays has produced an Oscar winner, received BAFTA nominations, including for the prestigious Carl Foreman award, and has worked across the globe as a creative producer and distribution expert.

Michael Wood

Associate Director
Performance Film & Media

Michael is Head of Division at Performance Film & Media and has a huge passion for supporting emerging filmmakers & creatives across the UK. He has worked in the Insurance Industry for over 12 years, working within Film & Media for 7 of these.

Minnie Carver

Video Producer
British Vogue

Minnie Carver’s role at British Vogue involves commissioning, producing and often directing filmed content for the magazine’s video platforms. Her work bridges the gap between print and digital, responding to printed and photographic features.

Nicci Topping

Nicci Topping Casting
Director

Nicci has been a professional casting director for almost 20 years across film, TV, commercials and music promos for global brands such as Nike. Her feature film work includes work on several features, including the award winning Northern Soul.

Niccolò Montanari

Fashion Film Curator and Publicist

Niccolò is a curator and publicist, focusing on fashion film. One of the Co-founders of the Berlin Fashion Film and The Commissioners, he is an authority on Fashion and the moving image, collaborating with various platforms and filmmakers.

Nick Sadler

Producer
Goldfinch Studios

Nick Sadler is a Producer of Marketing and Distribution at Goldfinch Studios and founder of distribution consultancy Film Label. Goldfinch Studios to provide first-time directors with the opportunity to create financially successful feature films.

Nina White

Screen Project Coordinator
Northern Film & Media

Nina White supports talent, ambition and growth across the Tees Valley screen industries. She is also completing her PhD at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art and coordinates events for Middlesbrough Art Weekender and The Auxiliary.

Noe Mendelle

Director
Scottish Documentary Institute

Noé is an experienced director and producer on the international scene, working on numerous documentaries. In 2003 she set up the Scottish Documentary Institute, and over the years has devised several award-winning talent schemes.

Olivia Thomas

Film Office Co-ordinator
Screen Yorkshire

Olivia is the first point of call for Screen Yorkshire’s Film Office. She advises on filming enquiries, including locations and facilities. She maintains Screen Yorkshire’s film locations database, and was previously a freelance Production Coordinator.

Paul Webster

Producer
Shoebox Films

Paul is an Oscar nominated, BAFTA and Golden Globe winning producer. In a career spanning 40 years, he has made over 100 films including the commercially and critically successful The English Patient, Atonement and Pride and Prejudice.

Phoebe Roberts

Curator
Artangel

Phoebe looks after The Artangel Collection, a body of moving image works commissioned by Artangel. She collaborates with the likes of Tate and with curatorial colleagues across the UK to exhibit these innovative pieces in new contexts.

Rankin

Photographer, Publisher & Film Director

Rankin is a British photographer, publisher and film director. He has shot The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Kate Moss and The Queen and co-founded Dazed & Confused. Through Rankin Film, he has shot campaigns and music videos for major clients.

Richard Billingham

Artist, Photographer & Filmmaker

Richard Billingham is an award-winning artist, photographer and film maker. His work is based on observations of everyday life, and is part of the Tate and V&A collections. He recently wrote and directed the BAFTA-winning Ray and Liz.

Richard Melman

Managing Director
Spring Films

Richard has produced, directed and commissioned a wealth of programmes for both British and International broadcasters, including the BAFTA-nominated Cold War. He is the Executive Producer and Managing Director for Spring Films.

Richard Nockles

Creative Director
Sky VR

Richard Nockles has been at the cutting edge of VR innovation for the last eight years. Currently working as Creative Director at Sky VR, Richard has helped shape and accelerate the broadcaster’s output across sports, documentary and drama.

Robert Beeson

Director
New Wave Films

Robert Beeson ran a university film society and then started in film distribution at Artificial Eye in 1977, releasing nearly 400 + titles over the years. He started New Wave Films in 2008 to carry on this work, and has released around 100 films.

Roger Morris

Managing Director
Elstree Studios

Roger Morris is the Managing Director of Elstree Studios and Chairman and co-founder of the Elstree University Technical College, a successful college dedicated to vocational education specialising in Film, Theatre and TV and crafting renowned productions.

Roxy McKenna

BFI NETWORK Talent Executive
Film Hub North

Roxy McKenna is one of two BFI NETWORK Talent Executives working across the North of England to fund and develop early career writers, directors and producers. Roxy joined Film Hub North after working at Northern Film and Media.

Ruairidh MacNeill

Modeller
Framestore

Ruairidh is a modeller for Framestore, a BAFTA and Oscar-award winning creative studio with credits including Blade Runner 2049 and Avengers: Endgame. MacNeill specialises in hard surface for film whilst helping new talent break into the industry.

Rupert Jones-Lee

Support Programme Manager
Film & TV Charity

Rupert Jones-Lee is Support Programme Manager at the Film & Television Charity. The Charity supports and assists people in the film and television industry in the UK at every stage of their career by providing financial assistance.

Sadie Clayton

Copper Designer and Artist

Sadie Clayton is designer exploring the creative boundaries between art, technology and fashion. Fascinated by innovation, Sadie has presented work at the Royal Academy of the Arts, Tate and V&A, and created content with Adobe films.

Sam Fray

Programme Manager
Screen Yorkshire

Sam manages the Beyond Brontës Programme, that has been established to address the lack of diversity in the screen industries by supporting young people in the Bradford District and Leeds City Region to develop their skills.

Sam Pinney

VR Screenwriter

Sam’s credits include being the screenwriter for a Virtual Reality Experience for Ridley Scott Associates / The Viking Planet. Before screenwriting, he was a journalist for over a decade – writing for The Guardian and The Telegraph.

Shaun Harrison

BFI NETWORK Talent Coordinator
Film Hub North

Shaun Harrison is the BFI NETWORK Talent Coordinator at Film Hub North, supporting writers, directors and producers. Shaun has worked with Toronto International Film Festival, Stand Comedy Club and DOXA Documentary Film Festival.

Shelley Jones

Video Commissioner
NOWNESS

Shelley Jones is Video Commissioner at NOWNESS – a global video channel screening the best in culture. As part of the commissioning team she develops new series and commissions original work across a range of subjects – searching out talent.

Sheyma Buali

Festival Director
BBC Arabic Festival

Sheyma Buali joined BBC Arabic Festival in its first edition in 2014, and became Director in 2015. With a focus on media, film and arts from the Arab world, she is also active in publishing as Commissioning Editor for Ibraaz and Creative Time Reports.

Simon Chinn

Producer
Lightbox

Simon Chinn is a double Oscar-winning producer who is responsible for some of the most successful feature documentaries of recent years, including Man on Wire, Searching for Sugar Man and Louis Theroux’s My Scientology Movie.

Simon Nelson

Development Executive
BBC Writers Room

Simon Nelson is the Development Executive for BBC Writersroom. He leads the development of new writers and writing for BBC drama, comedy and children’s drama, covering television, radio and online content. He has also worked for BBC and ITV.

Simon Richings

Executive Creative Director
AnalogFolk

Simon Richings is Executive Creative Director at AnalogFolk London. With 22 years of experience, he has worked with companies including Marmite, PG Tips and Sainsbury’s on successful campaigns. The company was part of the FT 1000 in 2018.

Stephen Slater

Producer / Archive Producer

Stephen is a specialist in the NASA film archive. His latest project, the critically acclaimed documentary APOLLO 11, premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, winning the Special Jury Award for Editing, and was released in US cinemas and IMAX.

Susan Wokoma

Actress/Writer

Susan Wokoma is a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit 2017 alum and award winning actress and writer from London. Upcoming projects include the feature film Enola Holmes – with Millie Bobby Brown and Helena Bonham Carter – and writing for BBC.

Sven Pötting

Programmer
Filmfest Dresden

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.