Olympic Studios & Barnes Film Festival Present: In Conversation: Female Filmmakers Talk the Future of Film



Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Charlotte Macleod, Finola Dwyer, Rashida Seriki

Director: Charlotte Macleod

Running Time: 90 minutes

Certificate: non - Live Event

Country: UK

Format: 2D

Finola Dwyer is an Oscar nominated and BAFTA award winning film & television producer.
Her recent productions include Our Souls At Night, a film for Netflix co-produced with Robert Redford’s Wildwood Enterprises, Their Finest, Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut Quartet; An Education, A Long Way Down, BAFTA-winning Tsunami: The Aftermath; Stoned; The Hamburg Cell; Sandra Goldbacher’s award-winning and BAFTA-nominated Me Without You, starring Michelle Williams and Anna Friel; Chris Menges’ The Lost Son; Welcome to Woop Woop; and Iain Softley’s BAFTA-winning debut Backbeat.
Finola’s film Brooklyn, released late 2015, was a critical and box office success, taking $63m worldwide. It was nominated for three Oscars® (Best Picture, Best Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay) and six BAFTAs, winning the Outstanding British Film BAFTA. Finola is the former Chair of the BAFTA Film Committee.

Rebecca Frayn is a critically acclaimed novelist, screen-writer and director. Her screenplay Misbehaviour about the Miss World demonstrations in 1970, directed by Phillippa Lowthorpe and starring Kiera Knightley, Jessie Buckley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Greg Kinnear, Lesley Manville, Rhys Ifans and Keeley Haws is released at the end of the year. As a director, Rebecca’s documentaries have covered a wide range of subjects from Tory wives, to a mental asylum being converted into luxury apartments to identical twins for the BBC, Channel 4 and ITV. Many of her projects have championed women’s stories and include Killing Me Softly, a screenplay about domestic violence for the BBC, Whose Baby? a television drama she directed for ITV about fathers rights and a screenplay about Aung San Suu Kyi, The Lady, a feature film which won the International Human Rights Film Award in cooperation with Amnesty International in 2012.

Rebecca Lenkiewicz is an award winning screenwriter, playwright and actress, Rebecca co-wrote Ida with the film’s director Pawel Pawlikowski which won the BAFTA for Best Film in 2015 and the Oscar for Best Foreign Film 2015.
Rebecca has written a dozen plays including The Night Season which opened at the National Theatre in 2004 and won the Evening Standard Most Promising Playwright Award and Her Naked Skin which was the first play to be written by a woman at the National’s Olivier Theatre. She co-wrote Disobedience with Sebastian Lelio and Colette with Wash Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer which both came out in 2018.
She is currently developing a tv series with Oscar winning director and writer Steve McQueen.

Charlotte Macleod is The Barnes Film Festival Education Ambassador, and served onBAFTA’s Film and BAFTA’s Education and Event’s Committee. Charlotte founded The Script Factory, one of Britian’s first ever development organistions. She chaired The Script Factory Masterclasses, including filmmakers Charlie Kaufman, Anthony Minghella, Lone Scherfig, and Alfonso Cuaron. Charlotte is an award-winning playwright. Her latest play, “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” was nominated for the BBC’s Audio Drama Award 2018. She is currently writing a Drama series and a single drama for BBC Radio 4, due to broadcast in late Spring. She is writing a play for The Save The Children Centenary Gala. Charlotte’s comedy alter ego @chachawildthing is supported by thousands on Instagram.

Rashida Seriki is an award-winning writer/director with 3 short films under her belt and a passion for telling stories that reflect all interacting populations and the times that we’re living in. Her short films have been selected to screen at several international film festivals and have been acquired to play as in-flight entertainment on airlines such as Air Canada. Her latest short film, Invisible Strings (funded by La Cie and the BFI) is currently in post-production and will premiere at the BFI’s Future Film Festival in February 2019. Her fourth short film ‘Fried Rice’ goes into production at the end of February 2019. Rashida has worked in scripted TV Development at Green Door Pictures and Retort where here original idea, The Kinseys was commissioned by CBBC and is still in early development. Her script for her original TV series idea ’The Four’ that is currently in development with Hat Trick Productions has been nominated for the 2019 All3Media New Script Award at the Edinburgh TV Festival New Voice Awards.


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