The UK Film Council's Breakthrough Brits awards reception will take place in association with the Hollywood Black Film Festival in Los Angeles on June 5.

British television director and producer Nigel Lythgoe will host the culmination of the Breakthrough Brits programme, which offers film-makers a networking, creative and business platform in the US.

This year's honourees are: actor-playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah, actor-director-writer Noel Clarke, producer Esther Douglas, director John Giwa-Amu, director-writer Kara Miller and producer Rita Osei, producer Karlene Page, producer Barrington Robinson, producer Zoe Stewart, co-producers-directors Sunandan Walia and Yugesh Walia and documentary writer-director Florence Ayisi.

Marcia Williams, the UK Film Council's head of diversity, said Breakthrough Brits would raise the profile of UK talent in Hollywood, adding that 'the feedback from executives in America is that Britain is a goldmine for up-and-coming filmmakers.'

Previous alumni have included Emily Blunt, director Amma Asante, producers Abi Bach and Nira Park, writer Abi Morgan and cinematographer Natasha Braier.