Sue is a journalist, photographer and independent documentary filmmaker, director of Tideturner Films. She has made and produced numerous short films, and is director of I Am Belmaya, which is screening at this festival. She has been involved in Nepal and women's rights for 20 years, as co-founder of charity Asha Nepal, helping trafficked women and girls, and leader of a photo project for disadvantaged girls. She is a founder trustee of GlobalGirl Media UK.
Dami is deeply passionate about women’s rights, social justice and equality. She has spent the last couple of years leading girl-centred charity GlobalGirl Media UK, directing the programme for young women from underserved communities, amplifying their voice on women’s issues.
Amifel Cliff-Eribo is a photographer, documentary filmmaker and AV technician. She produced and directed the documentary film ‘My History: What Was It Like'. Her film is currently on tour with Legacies of Biafra art exhibition. Ami is passionate about telling stories that bring about solution-based activism through film. She is also on the board of trustees at GlobalGirl Media UK.
Dominica D'Arcangelo has 26 years experience working in media and the arts in London. She ran an international skill building charity for many years and is passionate about practical knowledge exchange for young adults. She currently is a producer for the Culture Team at King's College London.
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.
Aisha is GGM UK’s Youth Ambassador, and one of GGM UK’s first training cohort in 2016. Aisha was selected for the Grierson DocLab and was part of Channel 4’s Production Trainee Scheme, working at The Garden Productions. She is now a freelance Assistant Producer and has worked on programmes such as The Apprentice,
Life & Birth and Dragons’ Den.
Amber Phillips is a recent graduate from the University of Essex with a BA in Film and Creative Writing including a year abroad spent in Australia. She specialises in screenwriting and fictional short stories but also has a passion for pre-production in film and televison. She has experince being a producer and AD on many short student films and is looking forward to expanding her skills within the creative industry.
Anastasia Liasi is a University of Manchester graduate in History and History of Art. She has a passion for the film industry, with particular focus on independent film and documentaries with social and cultural commentary. She has experience assisting studio shoots, TV productions and documentaries. Based on these skills, the University of Manchester funded her to travel to Los Angeles for a project last year. Ana feels proud to be working amongst a team of powerful and talented women.
Chiara Fumagalli is a recent graduate with a bachelor degree in Economics for Arts, Culture and Communication and a master in Creative Industries. Her experience started as a content creator for Bocconi TV which fueled her passion for filmmaking and motivated her to pursue a career in the entertainment business, with a particular interest in the film industry.
Dila Yalman is currently at the University of Edinburgh, reading Economics. She is a festival volunteer and part of the student film jury for the first GGM UK Film Festival! Her ongoing role on the GGM UK podcast, marketing and blog team has enabled her to meet esteemed women in journalism, activists and other incredible women. Little is as empowering as working with inspiring, intellectual team members and being part of genuine change for young women. Dila is also an aspiring filmmaker with her first film centred around BLM activist Helena Rampe.
Ellie Burrows is a Film and TV graduate from Brunel University. She specialises in LGBTQ+ short film and is determined to use filmmaking as a means for people to tell their stories, especially those under-represented in the industry. She also hopes to be part of the change in mental health and well-being support for women in film and tv.
Emma Dodgson is a recent Film & English graduate from the University of Southampton. She is passionate about foregrounding the voices and works of women in film and television. She aims to work as a programming or communications coordinator at film festivals, ideally promoting independent cinema. She would also like to dedicate her professional career to film education in order to enable children, especially young girls, of all backgrounds, to be introduced to cinema and find in it a new passion to pursue, just like she did in high school.
Jules is an art and film graduate, activist, and aspiring festival programmer. She feels that film festivals lie at the intersection of two of her biggest passions — visual narratives and provoking social change — and admires them for their ability to amplify under-represented voices and shape the landscape of the industry for the better.
Frances is a film student and aspiring cinematographer. She is passionate about women's and children's rights. She hopes to gain a qualification in counselling, so she can help young women in abusive situations and with addiction problems; she intends to bring her creativity and film skills into her practice, as she found filmmaking a cathartic experience that helped her through a difficult time in her own life.
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. Her first experience in the industry was as an Audience Development Intern at the Open City Documentary Festival in 2017 and has been volunteering with the marketing team with GGM UK over the past year. She is currently working in a digital marketing agency and hopes to utilise her experience in film and television whilst developing her strategic and creative skillset.
Tara Tucker is a second year Media and Communications student from Loughborough university with a deep passion for film and the creative industries. Tara started out as a photographer and videographer and working within media-marketing. Tara has always wanted to pursue a career in production and/or post-production for short films and documentaries. She is excited about this opportunity to work with GGM UK, who offer an important platform for female-driven narratives, and is happy to be working alongside talented female creatives.
Thuy Linh Vu
Thuy Linh Vu is a Marketing undergraduate and a third culture kid with an experience in social media and content marketing. As an artistically inclined person with a keen interest in advertising, graphic design and film, she would like to pursue a career in the creative industry. Passionate about community involvement, she co-organised a social campaign to fight against the domestic violence and gender inequality in 2019.
Lola Kaeppelin is a student in the Bachelor of Arts and Sciences at UCL, and will graduate next year. Her studies led her to focus on the history and anthropology of arts (fine arts, music, film). She studies and produces documentary films, including a film with and about sculptor Richard Deacon and his relation to dematerialization. Currently, she is working with curators, a music label and auction houses and looks forward to empowering and collaborating with young women working in the media industry.
Zuzanna is a student in MA English Literature and Film & TV Studies at the University of Glasgow. Since 2018, she has been working on a project that intends to improve the representation of disability in the entertainment and media industry. In the past, she has worked at the Glasgow Film Festival as a Young Selector, and as a journalist for the student newspaper The Glasgow Guardian. She hopes to pursue a career at the intersection of art, media, and social activism.
Yadiana S. Gibert
Yadiana is an Editor and Filmmaker from Havana, Cuba with over seven years of education and over five years of professional employment in the industry. She studied at the University of Kent, after being awarded a fully-funded Chevening Scholarship to study in the UK (MA Film with Practice). She was a panellist on gender violence and women's rights in Cuba, and volunteered as an advisor for the First Light project, an initiative of the British Council. She taught children aged 8 to 10 how to make films in Cuba.
Danielle is a trainee journalist at PA Media, the national news agency for the U.K. She is currently studying for her NCTJ (journalism diploma). She is co-podcast coordinator at GGM UK and blog editor. She seeks to give voices to all minorities and bring to light injustices and underreported and current topics. Her work has been featured in Yahoo, the Independent and gal-dem, and she was selected as a Journo Resources Fellow for her feature on refugee comics, male refugees and mental health. She has spoken on the BBC about voting and graduate unemployment.
Chantelle Whitehead is an independent documentary filmmaker and producer who has worked with clients and on projects all over the world. Currently based in Aotearoa (New Zealand), Chantelle aims to produce media that educates, inspires and uplifts individuals, under the name of ‘Conscious Media’ aka Doubleuxdeux Productions.
Kayla Marie Troy
Kayla Marie Troy is a poet, writer and documentary filmmaker based in London. She uses poetry as a way to embody her own voice, as well as connect with the stories and experiences of others. Her poetry explores themes of identity and belonging while amplifying issues of social inequality and injustice inflicted by the state. She is currently working on her first poetry pamphlet and has performed at open-mic events across the country.