Participant Collage

Source: BFI

Left to right: First row: Tomisin Adepeju, Alice Lusher, Chi Thai, Matilda Ibini. Second row: Jack King, Paris Zarcilla, Nosa Eke, Ian Waugh. Third row: Jayisha Patel, Carys Lewis, Jen Corcoran, Karim Khan

The British Film Institute (BFI) has named the 12 writers, directors and producers who will take part in its annual NETWORK@LFF professional development programme.

The BFI NETWORK scheme, which runs October 4-7 during the BFI London Film Festival (LFF), will see the participants take part in masterclasses, screenings, networking and one-to-one sessions with visiting international filmmakers and executives who are screening work at the LFF.

This year the focus is on filmmakers working on international co-productions or committed to making films for an international audience. The 12 participants were selected from 470 applications.

Now in its sixth year, previous alumni of the lottery-backed programme include Adeyemi Michael (2018), Amrou Al-Khadi (2016), Jenn Nkiru (2017), Prano Bailey-Bond (2017) and Sandhya Suri (2016).

The full list of filmmakers

  • Tomisin Adepeju | Writer/Director
  • Jen Corcoran | Producer
  • Nosa Eke | Writer/Director
  • Matilda Ibini | Writer
  • Karim Khan | Writer
  • Jack King | Writer/Director
  • Carys Lewis | Writer/Director
  • Alice Lusher | Producer
  • Jayisha Patel | Writer/Director
  • Chi Thai | Producer
  • Ian Waugh | Writer/Director
  • Paris Zarcilla | Writer/Director

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