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The British Film Institute (BFI) has named the 17 filmmakers who will participate in its NETWORK@LFF professional development programme during this year’s London Film Festival (LFF).

Running October 4-9, the initiative, which selects emerging filmmakers who are ”pushing the boundaries of narrative and form” through their work, will see participants take part in a programme of masterclasses, screenings, networking and one-on-one sessions with visiting international filmmakers.

Visiting directors this year include Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name), Cory Finley (Thoroughbreds), Rungano Nyoni (I Am Not A Witch), Marco Dutra (Good Manners), and John Trengove (The Wound).

Now in its fourth year, the NETWORK@LFF programme has previously featured eight filmmakers who have films in this year’s LFF programme, including Nyoni and Lucy Cohen (Kingdom Of Us).

The 17 selected filmmakers for 2017 are:

  • Adura Onashile – Writer
  • Harry Lighton - Writer/Director
  • Irune Gurtubai – Producer
  • Jenn Nkiru – Director
  • Julia Brown – Director
  • Mark Chapman - Writer/Director
  • Moin Hussain - Writer/Director
  • Morayo Akandé – Writer
  • Omar El-Khairy – Writer
  • Patrick Campbell – Producer
  • Prano Bailey-Bond - Writer/Director
  • Rory Waudby-Tolley - Writer/Director
  • Ruth Paxton - Writer/Director
  • Sarah Butcher – Producer
  • Sean Dunn - Writer/Director
  • Simon Cartwright - Writer/Director
  • Trim Lamba – Writer/Director