Charlie Phillips is the Head of Documentaries at The Guardian. As he embarks on two schemes to get filmmakers from Cuba and Ukraine pitching short online documentaries, we settled him under our spotlight to talk about the films that made him.
Anthropologist and documentary filmmaker André Singer has directed Night Will Fall and executive produced The Act of Killing and The Look of Silence. He is currently serving as one of the mentors on the British Council and IMCINE's Docunexion programme, and will travel with us to Mexico City's DF Docs festival this month.
After taking the UK film world by storm in 2012 with his BAFTA-winning short Pitch Black Heist, John Maclean followed up with acclaimed feature debut Slow West. We catch up with him as he travels with the film to Santiago, Chile
Earlier this year, writer/director/actor Jake Graf played a major part in our groundbreaking global FiveFilms4Freedom project. Now, as the short, trans-themed film, Brace, which he wrote and stars in, gets an online release, Jake takes a moment in our spotlight to talk about the films that have inspired him.
Mark Adams, new artistic director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival, enthuses about cinematic loves from Powell and Pressburger to Humphrey Bogart.
Fyzal Boulifa has been selected to screen in Directors' Fortnight at Cannes for the second time with his short film 'Rate Me'. The last time he attended was in 2012 with his Moroccan-set fable 'The Curse'. He will be joined in 2015 by three other UK shorts in what is a bonanza year for new talent at the world's most prestigious film festival.
London-based Charlie Lyne is a documentary filmmaker and film critic who is heading for Canada's prestigious Hot Docs Festival this week with his latest short film, Copycat.
Having emerged out of nowhere to become one of TV's all-time memorable characters as Game of Thrones' tomboy Arya Stark, young Maisie Williams is now set to take over the big screen with her imminent lead in Carol Morley's The Falling. As we take Maisie to Berlin to champion her as our 2015 nominated 'Shooting Star', she tells us a few secrets about her favourite movies.