Babak Anvari makes his feature directorial debut with Under The Shadow, the Sundance hit that now represents the UK in the foreign-language Oscar race.
Currently based in London, Katie has been a shorts programmer for Sundance Film Festival since 2010 and recently joined global video platform NOWNESS as a video commissioner.
Shola Amoo has his feature debut A Moving Image playing at the BFI London Film Festival and he also directs our new Shakespeare Lives short, Dear Mister Shakespeare.
Lupus Films' Camilla Deakin, producer of new animated feature Ethel & Ernest, is headed to the Producers Lab Toronto.
Actress and writer Alice Lowe makes her feature directorial debut with Prevenge, which will screen in Venice and Toronto.
James Spinney co-directed his first feature, Notes on Blindness, with Peter Middleton. The film premiered at Sundance and was released in the UK on 1 July by Curzon Artificial Eye.
Jemma Desai recently joined the British Council Film Team to look after our shorts and global touring programmes, and she will also be hosting a virtual reality panel on 12 June at Sheffield Doc/Fest.
The Head of Film and Scripted Television at Pulse Films heads to Cannes to present Andrea Arnold's American Honey in Competition and represent the UK at EFP's Producers On The Move.
Rachel Tunnard makes her feature directorial debut with offbeat comedy Adult Life Skills (formerly titled How To Live Yours), which she also wrote and edited.
Scottish filmmaker Siri Rodnes is one of five directors selected for 2016's online LGBT film festival Five Films 4 Freedom, with her short Take Your Partners. Siri, who has an MA in Directing Fiction from the NFTS, is also developing her debut feature Nine Lives.
Filmmaker Mahdi Fleifel, a graduate of the NFTS, returns to the Berlinale with his latest short, A Man Returned. He also has the feature Men In The Sun in development.
Natasha Dack-Ojumu is a British film producer who co-founded Tigerlily Films 15 years ago alongside Nikki Parrott. Tigerlily has a busy winter ahead as The Lovers And The Despot premieres at Sundance then heads to Berlin, where the company also screens Remainder and The Ones Below.