Festival runs 21-25 June 2021

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CELEBRATING THE INNOVATION, INTIMACY & DIVERSITY OF SMARTPHONE FILMMAKING

THE TEAM

The Smart Film Festival is brought to you by the team behind the first Smartphone film to win an academy award (‘Missed Call’, winner of a TV BAFTA).

Victoria Mapplebeck

Victoria Mapplebeck, as well as being a distinguished, award-winning director and pioneer of Smartphone Filmmaking, is a professor in Digital Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Adam Gee

Adam Gee is an Emmy-winning TV and digital producer and commissioner (for Channel 4, Little Dot Studios and Red Bull Media House), and a specialist in digital media/multiplatform.

Debbie Manners

Debbie Manners is former CEO of Keo Films, Investment Director at Station 12 & consults for The Ingenious Group.

Maegan Tillock

Maegan Tillock is a specialist digital/online producer, currently at Barcroft Studios.

Nigel Gardner

Nigel Gardner is a specialist media lawyer - Partner, Commercial & IP at Freeths LLP. He is former President of The 100 Black Men of Birmingham

The Team

Victoria Mapplebeck

Victoria Mapplebeck

Victoria Mapplebeck, as well as being a distinguished, award-winning director and pioneer of Smartphone Filmmaking, is a professor in Digital Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Adam Gee

Adam Gee

Adam Gee is an Emmy-winning TV and digital producer and commissioner (for Channel 4, Little Dot Studios and Red Bull Media House), and a specialist in digital media/multiplatform.

Debbie Manners

Debbie Manners

Debbie Manners is former CEO of Keo Films, Investment Director at Station 12 & consults for The Ingenious Group.

Debbie Manners

Maegan Tillock

Maegan Tillock is a specialist digital/online producer, currently at Barcroft Studios.

Nigel Gardner

Nigel Gardner

Nigel Gardner is a specialist media lawyer – Partner, Commercial & IP at Freeths LLP. He is former President of The 100 Black Men of Birmingham

THE JURORS

Adrian Dunbar

Adrian Dunbar

Actor & Writer

Bettany Hughes

Bettany Hughes

Historian & Presenter

Alex Lawther

Alex Lawther

Actor

Emma-Rosa Dias

Emma-Rosa Dias

Producer

Adil Ray

Adil Ray

Actor

Sally Lindsay

Sally Lindsay

Actress

Brian Hill

Brian Hill

Documentary Filmmaker

Sophie Fiennes

Sophie Fiennes

Documentary Filmmaker

Marc Isaacs

Marc Isaacs

Filmmaker

Catherine Bray

Catherine Bray

Film Critic & Producer

Lesley Birchard

Lesley Birchard

Commissioning Editor

Mike Christie

Mike Christie

Director

Kolton Lee

Kolton Lee

Director & Journalist

Lisa Opie

Lisa Opie

TV Executive

Nigel Gardner

Nigel Gardner

Media Lawyer

Debbie Howard

Debbie Howard

Director

Dani Jacobs

Dani Jacobs

Editor

Caroline Roberts Cherry

Caroline Roberts Cherry

TV Executive

Chris Harris

Chris Harris

Cinema Programmer

Zoe Strimpel

Zoe Strimpel

Journalist & Academic

Caroline Bottomley

Caroline Bottomley

Awards Founder

Debbie Manners

Debbie Manners

TV Executive & Investor

Chris Hogg

Chris Hogg

Playwright & Academic

Roz Mortimer

Roz Mortimer

Artist & Filmmaker

Tarquin Ramsay

Tarquin Ramsay

Director & Producer