Director of the London Short Film Festival, shorts programmer for the BFI London Film Festival, roving international panelist, loyal champion of exciting new filmmakers - there's not much Philip Ilson doesn't know about short films. As the excitement builds for the 11th LSFF, we catch up with the man under the hat.
As we head to Morocco to partner the National Film and Television School's major international screenwriting programme, we asked NFTS head Nik Powell to reveal the films and people that kickstarted his career in cinema.
One of the UK's most exciting new animators, BAFTA award-winning Ainslie Henderson (dir. I am Tom Moody, co-writer The Making of Longbird) tells us what turned him onto film in advance of a trip to the Brazilian Amazon.
Head Curator for the BFI National Film Archive, Robin Baker is the driving force behind the restoration programme to breathe new life into 9 silent Hitchcocks. As the films make their way around the world, Robin reveals the films that have mattered to him most.
Film critic and journalist Chris Fujiwara took the reins at the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) in 2011 to much acclaim. As he launches into his second festival, one that shows an increasingly international focus, he takes a moment to reflect on his defining moments in cinema.
After stints in exhibition, distribution and film journalism, as well as spell leading the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Lizzie Francke is now Senior Development & Production Executive at the BFI's Film Fund.
Newly appointed as Creative Director of Birds Eye View, the UK organisation which celebrates and champions women filmmakers, Kate Gerova outlines the films that make her tick
As he heads to Yerevan, Armenia to stage a ten-day workshop in film criticism alongside a festival of British film, journalist, academic and curator Ian Haydn Smith reveals the films that have inspired him.
Born in Tehran, Iran and now a long-term resident of Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tina Gharavi is an award-winning filmmaker, artist, and academic. Her work has been broadcast internationally and her first feature film, I Am Nasrine, has recently been nominated for the BAFTA for Outstanding British Debut.