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Festival Jury

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Anna Smith

Chair

Anna Smith is a film critic, broadcaster and host of the Girls on Film Podcast. She is an occasional presenter of the BBC Film Review, and a regular critic for BBC News, Sky News, BBC Radio, Time Out, Metro, The Guardian and more. She is the Chair of our Jury at GGMFF.

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Nia Childs

Nia is a freelance filmmaker, creative producer and curator working in both the fiction and documentary space. She’s produced, curated and programmed projects for Doc Society, BAFTA, Sheffield Doc/Fest, the London Short Film Festival and The Roundhouse.

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Comfort Arthur

Comfort Arthur is a British born Ghanaian award-winning animator, illustrator and visual artist. She trained at the Royal College of Arts before moving to Ghana to set up The Comfy Studios. Her short film Black Barbie has screened in more than 50 film festivals across the world and has won several awards. Comfort is Festival Director for FUPiTOONS FESTiVAL, and an educator at Ladima Film Academy, teaching animation to women across Africa.

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Giulia Gandini

Giulia Gandini is a London-based writer/director originally from Italy. Her short film My Time was long-listed for the Academy Awards in 2020 and her documentary mini-series Home Stream had more than 12 million online views. She has an MA in Directing from MET Film School. She is currently developing her debut feature film as well as a drama TV mini-series.

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Jane Douglas- Jones

Jane Douglas-Jones writes about documentary film at 500 Days Of Film.

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Dila Yalman

Dila Yalman is currently at the University of Edinburgh, reading Economics. She has always enjoyed researching, reporting and documenting experiences using multimedia channels. Her role on the GGM UK podcast has enabled her to meet esteemed women in journalism, activists and other inspiring women. Dila is an aspiring filmmaker with her first film centred around BLM activist Helena Rampe in the summer of 2020.

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Maya Sfakianaki

Maya Sfakianaki is a London based production co-ordinator working in film festivals, events and sets. She has been curating and hosting both virtual and physical events for BFI London Film Festival, London Short Film Festival and the BFI Film Academy. She loves short film and programmes for BFI Future Film Festival and Drama International Short Film Festival.

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Victoria Bridges

Victoria Bridges is a documentary filmmaker and a partner of Lotus Films. Her work has won BAFTA Insight, Cable ACE, ECHO, Rory Peck (nominee) and Graz Humanitarian awards. She was the Executive Director of GlobalGirl Media UK for 3 years, from its launch in 2016, when she co-facilitated the first London GlobalGirl Academy. She is a participatory video practitioner, an Associate of InsightShare UK, and also an Iyengar yoga teacher. 

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Rianna Enahoro

Rianna Enahoro is a Business and Marketing graduate from the University of Birmingham with a strong interest in the marketing, distribution and publicity of film and television. She was an Audience Development Intern at the Open City Documentary Festival in 2017 and volunteers with the marketing team at GGM UK. She is currently working in a digital marketing agency.

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Giulia Gandini

Giulia Gandini is a London-based writer/director originally from Italy. Her short film My Time was long-listed for the Academy Awards in 2020 and her documentary mini-series Home Stream had more than 12 million online views. She has an MA in Directing from MET Film School. She is currently developing her debut feature film as well as a drama TV mini-series.

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Jane Douglas- Jones

Jane Douglas-Jones is a journalist and documentary film obsessive. She created the 500 Days of Film documentary review site in 2015 with the ambition of watching 500 films in 500 days - and kept on going. See her review of the documentaries in GGMFF here

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Dila Yalman

Dila Yalman is currently at the University of Edinburgh, reading Economics. She has always enjoyed researching, reporting and documenting experiences using multimedia channels. Her role on the GGM UK podcast has enabled her to meet esteemed women in journalism, activists and other inspiring women. Dila is an aspiring filmmaker with her first film centred around BLM activist Helena Rampe in the summer of 2020.

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Maya Sfakianaki

Maya Sfakianaki is a London based production co-ordinator working in film festivals, events and sets. She has been curating and hosting both virtual and physical events for BFI London Film Festival, London Short Film Festival and the BFI Film Academy. She loves short film and programmes for BFI Future Film Festival and Drama International Short Film Festival.

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Victoria Bridges

Victoria Bridges is a documentary filmmaker and a partner of Lotus Films. Her work has won BAFTA Insight, Cable ACE, ECHO, Rory Peck (nominee) and Graz Humanitarian awards. She was the Executive Director of GlobalGirl Media UK for 3 years, from its launch in 2016, when she co-facilitated the first London GlobalGirl Academy. She is a participatory video practitioner, an Associate of InsightShare UK, and also an Iyengar yoga teacher. 

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Rianna Enahoro

Rianna Enahoro is a Business and Marketing graduate from the University of Birmingham with a strong interest in the marketing, distribution and publicity of film and television. She was an Audience Development Intern at the Open City Documentary Festival in 2017 and volunteers with the marketing team at GGM UK. She is currently working in a digital marketing agency.

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Elaine

Wong

Elaine Wong is a BFI London Film Festival Short Film Programmer, and has worked on the festival since 2016. She focuses her work on digital content across numerous formats and technologies. She has previously worked on several other festivals, including Sheffield Doc/Fest, Underwire Festival, London Short Film Festival, and is a founding member of the London Video Club.

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About the festival

GlobalGirl Media UK is launching our first film festival, welcoming over 30 global films by women.

Awards

GGM UK are really excited to award a number of prizes to the best films in the short film programme.

How to book

This year's festival is completely online. Ticket prices range from £3 - £15 with varying access.

Festival News

News about the festival and updates or additions to speaker, workshop and events programme.

Festival Jury

Our festival jury pick the winners of 4 prizes: Documentary, Drama, Student & Best Director

About GGM UK

The GlobalGirl Media Film Festival is organised by UK based charity, GlobalGirl Media UK.

Our Team

This festival would not have been possible without our amazing volunteers and charity trustees.

How to help

Looking to sponsor a prize, volunteer at the festival or share the festival with your network?