Published on: 11 January 2018 in Events

Meet the BFI Film Fund — live tweets

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On Wednesday 10 January Directors UK members attended our first event of the year, “Meet the BFI Film Fund”. Ben Roberts, Mary Burke and Matimba Kabalika discussed the fund with our Film Chair Susanna White, with topics ranging from application pitfalls to the fund’s new representation targets.

Ben Roberts is the director of the BFI Film Fund. He has 15 years of experience in multiple areas of the film industry, and was previously CEO of Protagonist Pictures. He is responsible for overseeing the BFI’s Lottery investments in film development, production and distribution.

Mary Burke is Senior Production and Development Executive at the BFI Film Fund. Mary previously worked at Warp Films, and her production credits include Berbarian Sound Studio, The Bunny and the Bull and Submarine.

Matimba Kabalika is Talent Development Manager and looks after the BFI Network. Matimba previously worked at Partizan, and worked in production on a number of commercials, short films, and music videos.

Susanna White is the twice Emmy-nominated director of several critically acclaimed TV series, including Parade’s End, Generation Kill, Bleak House and Jane Eyre. Television one-offs include Volvo City and Tell Me the Truth About Love. Her feature films include Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang and Our Kind of Traitor. Susanna is also the Film Chair for Directors UK.

Catch a trailer for I Am Not A Witch, directed by Rungano Nyoni.

As ever, the conversation continued on Twitter after the event.

Thanks to our guests and to everyone who made it along for making it such a successful start to events programme for 2018. 

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