Isabel Moura Mendes

Isabel Moura Mendes, Film Programme Manager

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British Council film programmes in the Middle East, North Africa and across Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as our Scottish film relationships.

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About Isabel

Isabel joined the film team in January 2019, through a professional development opportunity, to cover Jemma Desai's role for 6 months while Jemma undertakes a Clore Fellowship.

Alongside her role at the British Council, Isabel continues as one of the lead programmers for the London-based Film Africa film festival. In 2015, Isabel curated the Film Africa/BFI Industry Forum entitled ‘Digital Africa: A New Me on TV’.

Isabel's favourite British film

Haircut (2018), directed by Koby Adom