President of the Festival

Roseita Royce

Writer, Director and Producer

Jury of the Festival 2022

Col Spector

Writer, Director

Award-winning comedy director starring Keira Knightley, Ruth Negga & Stephen Mangan

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Ben Mallaby

BAFTA nominated director & producer

Producer of shows for BBC3, ITV2 and Comedy Central. Also works in adverts and short content with clients such as GHD, Audible, and Cadburys

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Kieran Suchet

Actor, writer & Digital Media Expert

Head of Media Arts programme at the University of Oxford

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Adam Richards

Fight Director, Stunts, Producer, Actor, Writer and Cinematographer.

Years of experience on both film and stage, creator of “Kuen Tao” martial art style, seven different Black Belts, weapon skills

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Alex De Luca

Writer, Director, Producer & Occasional Actor

Owner of Clouded Sight Pictures, Executive producer & director of Hymns of Abarise and Dixies

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Christopher J O'Bryant

Award-winning screen writer

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Ambassadors of the Festival

Professor Yu Xiong

Academic, Researcher and Serial Entrepreneur

Computer scientist, professor in various business schools across the UK. Active researcher with growing number of start-ups and companies. He published in top journals, and created business impact in multiple industries.

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Amjad Suleman

Investment Banker, Fintech Expert, Dionysus Studio

Also ambassador at UK Film Educatiom Trust and VP UK. Has held Senior Management with Citigroup, Mizuho, Wachovia, Redddot Capital, Sclumberger, Atos Origin and De Beers - Diamond Trading Company.

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The Festival's TEAM

Caroline Finsterwalder
Board of Management

Jonathan Akselsen
Board of Management

Nora Trotta
Board of Management

Peter Connery
Board of Management

Rama Chandra
Board of Management

Balbir Judge
Business Manager

Andrew Winston
Legal Team - Advisor

Tahir Ashraf
Festival's Lawyer & Barrister

Madison Gray
Legal Team - Advisor

Nadezhda Drobinina
Event Marketing

David MacGillivray
Film Market - Sales Agent

Sara Davies Sadri
Senior Assistant to the President

Samuel Ferreira Rodrigues
Awards Manager

Anna Richardson
Administration & Staff Manager

Abdul Alim Samaha
Administration Team

Sae Oshiro
Sales Manager

Amara Nura Patel
Accounting

Jesper Henriksen
Publishing Manager

Patrick Mayer
Personal Assistant to the President

Charlotte Slater
PR Manager

Michael Alves
Venue & Entertainment Manager

Carmen Jackson
Graphic Designer

Mina Hassani
News

Ruby Martin
Advertising Manager

Tony Flynn
Publishing & Advertising

Paula Clark
Festival's Channel Presenter

Fabio Piazza
Lead Photographer

Tracie Saban
Casting Director

Claire Toeman
Casting Director

Ryan Royce
Marketing Manager

Harold Johnston
Developer - IT Manager

Brian McMillan
Front-End Developer - IT

Daniel Melo Carvalho
Web Designer - IT

Manuel Chandler
UX Designer & Coder - IT

Robert Warren
Back-End Developer - IT

Alfred Mortensen
Front-End Developer - IT

Jonathan Hale
Back-End Developer - IT

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