FOUNDERS

DEAN WILLIAMS - CEO

As a producer, performer and actor, Dean has over 80 credits to his name in his 15 year career.

KEVIN MCDONAGH - PRESIDENT

Writer / Director with 20 years experience including Feature Films, Television and Music Videos.

PATRONS

STEVEN KNIGHT

Birmingham born screenwriter and film director. Creator of "Peaky Blinders", writer of "Allied" and "Serenity".

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TREVOR BEATTIE

Producer of "Moon" and "Spitfire"

 and founding partner, chairman and creative director of Beattie McGuinness Bungay (BMB), and was formerly the chairman and creative director of TBWA London.

AMBASSADORS

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SINDY CAMPBELL
Head of Film Birmingham.
Sindy was among the very first people within the city to get behind the festival and help establish it. Her guidance and support has been fundemental to the festival's success.
JON PEGG
Multi award winning writer and director.
 
Jon's  support of the BFF from day one meant he was an ambassdor well before we made it official.
Dr. NEIL HILLMAN

Dr. Neil Hillman is a sound designer and editor, notable for his work on the Oscar-winning film Lincoln, Pirate's of the Caribbean and Line of Duty

 

COMMITTEE

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SOPHIE CANARE
Film Markret Manager
Award winning producer and actress and head of the Birmingham Film Market.
RACHEL WARREN
Actress/Producer with 17 years experience working for ITV, BBC, Netflix, Sky Channel 4 and Amazon.
HOLLY KENYON
Multi award winning producer and actress with experience in commercials, television and film.
PAUL ULLAH
Exhibition Manager
Cinematographer with over 30 years experience, in film, television and commercial production.
MEL DONELLO
Press Officer
Award winning writer and producer from Perth,  Australia. Now based in Worcester. Co-founder of the Birmingham Film Market.
JOE CAPELLA
Liason
Joe is a trained actor with 24 years experience in events and entertainment.
He's a real people person!

GRAND JURY

COMING SOON

THE 2021 GRAND JURY LIST

The 2021 Grand Jury propmises to bring a wealth of talent and experience to the prize selection for the
Birmingham Film Festival.
We are lucky to recieve a huge ammount of truly amazing films and the Grand Jury have a tough time picking winners. They are however, the best people for the job.