Charles Gant has been appointed as UK critic for Screen International.

Charles Gant

Gant will report to Fionnuala Halligan following her recent appointment as chief film critic and reviews editor for Screen.

He will be reviewing for Screen at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival and BFI London Film Festival, as well as covering UK releases throughout the year.

An experienced and respected film critic and journalist, Gant is also the film editor of Heat magazine and writes widely-read columns on box office and development for, respectively, and Sight & Sound magazine.

A former deputy editor at The Face magazine, he has served on the jury for the EE BAFTA Rising Star Award since its inception and was a jury member for the 2014 edition of Berlinale Shooting Stars.

On top of his UK critic role, Gant will also contribute features and interviews to Screen.

Matt Mueller, editor of Screen International, said: “I’m delighted to have a critic and journalist of Charles’ calibre and industry standing joining Screen at this exciting time. He is a fantastic addition to our talented team, with a knowledge and understanding of the British film industry that is second to none.”

Halligan said: “Charles’ critical insight and in-depth knowledge of the UK film industry will be a fantastic asset to Screen’s reviews team going forward and I’m very much looking forward to working with him.”