Jean van de Velde

Born in 1957 in Bukavu (DR Congo) Jean van de Velde grew up in the tropics, went to secondary school in the Netherlands and studied at the Film Academy in Amsterdam. He wrote and directed a large number of successful features and television series, including the award-winning LEAK and International Emmy Award winning All Stars. Recent movies Silent Army and The Price of Sugar have been selected for prestigious festivals, including the Cannes Film Festival and the AFI. 

9 Nov 2017

20:30

Opening Night Gala: An Act of Defiance

(+ Reception at 7.30pm)

BFI Southbank

event details and tickets

11 Nov 2017

19:30

Manchester Opening Night Gala: An Act of Defiance

(+ Post-screening reception)

Cineworld Didsbury

event details and tickets

Jean van de Velde

Born in 1957 in Bukavu (DR Congo) Jean van de Velde grew up in the tropics, went to secondary school in the Netherlands and studied at the Film Academy in Amsterdam. He wrote and directed a large number of successful features and television series, including the award-winning LEAK and International Emmy Award winning All Stars. Recent movies Silent Army and The Price of Sugar have been selected for prestigious festivals, including the Cannes Film Festival and the AFI. 

9 Nov 2017

20:30

Opening Night Gala: An Act of Defiance

(+ Reception at 7.30pm)

BFI Southbank

event details and tickets

11 Nov 2017

19:30

Manchester Opening Night Gala: An Act of Defiance

(+ Post-screening reception)

Cineworld Didsbury

event details and tickets

Adam Baroukh

Adam Baroukh is the co-founder of Superplex Pictures, where he created hundreds of films for some of the world’s biggest brands and a number of award-winning short dramas. He directed Kitty’s Fortune, his narrative debut, and co-wrote and produced dark comedy short Just Desserts, which screened at numerous BAFTA and Oscar qualifying festivals.

Elliot Levey

Elliot Levey is from Leeds and has had a varied and prolific acting career across film, TV and theatre. His work in film includes Murder on the Orient Express (Kenneth Branagh), Denial (Mick Jackson), The Lady in the Van (Nicholas Hytner) The Queen, Philomena and Florence Foster Jenkins (Stephen Frears). On stage, he has been a regular at the National Theatre, and Donmar Warehouse, his recent work including St Joan (Donmar) and The Mighty Walzer (Royal Exchange, Manchester). On TV, he has recently starred in Silent Witness and the sitcom Man Down.

Gwyneth Keyworth

Gwyneth Keyworth is a Welsh actress. She trained at RADA. She may be best known for her work in television, which includes roles in Misfits (E4), Game of Thrones (HBO) and Doctor Thorne (ITV). Her film credits include Effie Hopkins, Closer To The Moon and Copier. On stage Gwyneth has performed in As You Like It (Globe) and The Life and Times of Fanny Hill (Bristol Old Vic).

Joseph Timms

Joseph Timms trained at RADA. On TV, he recently starred as Icarus in Atlantis (BBC). In theatre, recent roles include Flamineo in The White Devil (Globe), Sidney Carton in Tale of Two Cities (Royal & Derngate). Other work includes Taming of the Shrew, Henry IV Parts 1 and 2 (Globe), Richard II (Belasco Theatre, Broadway), Twelfth Night (National Theatre), The Hudsucker Proxy (Nuffield Theatre).

Nicolas Bedos

Nicolas Bedos is a French actor, writer and director, whose films include the 2006 comedy Sortie de scene. Mr and Mrs Adelman, which
is being screened at the festival this year, is his directorial debut.

11 Nov 2017

20:30

Mr & Mrs Adelman

(+ Q&A)

Ciné Lumière

event details and tickets

Henry Goodman

Henry Goodman is a renowned English actor who has been awarded the Olivier award twice for his roles as Charles Guiteau in Assassins directed by Sam Mendes and for Shylock in The Merchant of Venice at the National Theatre. His many film roles over 45 years include films such as Their Finest, The Dammed United and Taking Woodstock, along with a notable career in television, appearing on shows such as Yes, Prime Minister and Unfinished Business.

12 Nov 2017

17:00

Love Is Thicker Than Water

(+ Q&A)

Phoenix Cinema

event details and tickets

Emily Harris

Emily Harris is an editor, producer and director. She studied fine art and worked in theatre before turning her attention to filmmaking. Harris worked as an editor and producer on several award-winning documentaries, including Tovarisch, I am not Dead. Emily has worked on two films screening at this year’s festival: she edited 17 Beginnings of Talia and co-directed Love is Thicker Than Water with Ate de Jong.

12 Nov 2017

17:00

Love Is Thicker Than Water

(+ Q&A)

Phoenix Cinema

event details and tickets

Walter Iuzzolino

Walter Iuzzolino launched Walter Presents – for which he handpicks TV shows from around the world – in the UK in 2016 to huge critical acclaim. The service is available via Channel 4’s digital hub, All 4. Its launch show, Deutschland 83, became the highest rating foreign language drama in UK TV history. The service launched in the USA in March 2017.

12 Nov 2017

18:00

Milk & Honey

(+ Q&A)

Everyman Belsize Park

event details and tickets

Ruth Barnett

Ruth Barnett (nee Michaelis) was born in 1935 in Berlin. In 1939, Ruth and her brother arrived in Britain on the Kindertransport. Over the next ten years, they lived with three foster families and in a hostel. Ruth was a secondary school teacher for 19 years and a psychotherapist for 28 years. She regularly shares her testimony in schools and colleges.

26 Nov 2017

16:30

Wilfrid Israel: The Essential Link

(+ Reception at 4pm)

Regent Street Cinema

event details and tickets

Jean-Marc Dreyfus

Jean-Marc Dreyfus is a reader at the University of Manchester. He is a specialist of economic and diplomatic aspects of the Holocaust and post-war reparations. His research considers other genocides, Jewish history in Europe and post-mass violence exhumations of corpses. His last publication: An annotated edition of diplomatic reports from Berlin in the 1930s (André François-Poncet et l’Allemagne, Paris, 2016).

Bettina Ehrhardt

Bettina Ehrhardt is both a documentary producer-director and an author and journalist. Based in Munich and active internationally, she holds a Master’s degree in French Literature, a Diploma in cinema and a degree in semiotics/linguistics from the University of Lyon II. In addition to making films on the arts, she also directs journalistic documentaries.

Rina Castelnuovo-Hollander

Rina Castelnuovo-Hollander is an Israeli director and an award-winning photojournalist. She has been a photographer for The New York Times for 25 years. She studied arts at Rome’s Academia de Belle Arti, where she began her career photographing for the Associated Press. She has been covering war and peace, Israelis and Palestinians, for over three decades.

14 Nov 2017

18:30

Muhi: Generally Temporary

(+ Q&A)

Phoenix Cinema

event details and tickets

Fiona Murphy

Fiona Murphy trained at the BBC and worked at Granada and Third Eye before becoming a journalist. After reviewing films for Paper Magazine in New York, she freelanced in London, writing on design for The Guardian and The Financial Times amongst others. She returned to filmmaking and her film The Other Irish Travellers ran as a Storyville on BBC4.

16 Nov 2017

18:30

Remember Baghdad

(+ Discussion)

JW3 Hall

event details and tickets

21 Nov 2017

18:20

Remember Baghdad

(+ Discussion)

HOME

event details and tickets

Ferenc Török

Ferenc Török is a filmmaker from Hungary. He has received the Béla Balázs Award, a state recognition, for outstanding achievement in filmmaking. His most recent film, 1945, screening at UKIJFF, has won best Feature at Jerusalem Film Festival and the Panorama Audience Award at Berlinale. He is also known for Eastern Sugar and Moscow Square.

16 Nov 2017

20:30

Centrepiece Gala: 1945

(+ Reception at 7.30pm)

Regent Street Cinema

event details and tickets

Itai Tamir

Itai Tamir is a producer and founder of Laila Films, an independent production company for emerging Israeli and international filmmakers, established in 2010. They provide support for developing talent from script revisions to screen adaptation, to achieve innovative and distinct features, documentaries and TV series. This year Laila Films presents writer-director Ofir Raul Grizer’s debut The Cakemaker.

18 Nov 2017

18:45

The Cakemaker

(+ Q&A)

Picturehouse Central

event details and tickets

Menno Meyjes

Menno Meyjes was born in 1954 in Bloemendaal, the Netherlands. He is a writer and director known for his writing for The Color Purple, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and The Siege. He has directed several feature films including The Reunion, The Dinner, Manolete and Martian Child.

19 Nov 2017

18:00

The Hero

(+ Q&A)

Picturehouse Crouch End

event details and tickets

Lisa Appignanesi OBE

Lisa Appignanesi OBE is a writer and cultural commentator. Her books include Mad, Bad and Sad: A History of Women and the Mind Doctors, and the family memoir, Losing the Dead, amongst many other prize winning titles. She is the Chair of this year’s Man Booker International Prize and also of the Royal Society of Literature. For many years, she was Chair of the Freud Museum London. With the late John Forrester, she wrote Freud’s Women.

19 Nov 2017

19:00

More Alive Than Dead

(+ Discussion)

JW3 Hall

event details and tickets

Carol Seigel

Carol Seigel is Director of the Freud Museum London, Sigmund Freud’s last home. Carol is a historian who has worked for over 20 years in museums in London, including the Jewish Museum, the Museum of London, and Hampstead Museum. She has been at the Freud Museum since 2009.

19 Nov 2017

19:00

More Alive Than Dead

(+ Discussion)

JW3 Hall

event details and tickets

Professor Stephen Frosh

Stephen Frosh is Professor in the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck, University of London. He has a background in academic and clinical psychology and was Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Tavistock Clinic, London, throughout the 1990s. He is the author of many books and papers on psychoanalysis, including Hauntings: Psychoanalysis and Ghostly Transmissions. His most recent book is Simply Freud.

19 Nov 2017

19:00

More Alive Than Dead

(+ Discussion)

JW3 Hall

event details and tickets

Alan Thorn

Alan Thorn is a multidisciplinary game developer, author and educator with 17 years industry experience. He makes games for PC desktop, Mobile and VR. He founded Wax Lyrical Games and created the award-winning game Baron Wittard: Nemesis of Ragnarok, working as designer, programmer and artist.

Moshe Behar

Moshe Behar holds a PhD from Columbia University in NYC and is Senior Lecturer in Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Manchester. His work includes the anthology Modern Middle Eastern Jewish Thought: Writings on Identity, Politics and Culture, 1893-1958 (Brandeis University Press)

21 Nov 2017

18:20

Remember Baghdad

(+ Discussion)

HOME

event details and tickets

Yoni Bentovim

Yoni Bentovim formed the influential post-punk band Zikney Tzfat in Tel Aviv in the early 1990s. He moved to London to study at the London Film School. Since then he has gone on to direct several award-winning films. Yoni currently teaches film at The Architectural Association School of Architecture in London.

22 Nov 2017

18:30

event details and tickets

Mike Levy

Mike Levy has long experience in Holocaust education and holds a fellowship in this subject with the Imperial War Museum. He runs history projects with schools and is currently researching for a PhD in British responses to the Kindertransport. He met Sir Nicholas Winton several times.

26 Nov 2017

16:30

Wilfrid Israel: The Essential Link

(+ Reception at 4pm)

Regent Street Cinema

event details and tickets

Marina Willer

Marina Willer is a London-based, Brazilian-born filmmaker and graphic designer. In 2003 her short film Cartas da Mãe won the Best Brazilian Short Film Award at the São Paulo International Film Festival. Her 2014 short film Exposed was used to introduce the exhibition of Richard Rogers at the Pompidou Centre and the Design Museum. Marina is a partner at Pentagram, the world’s largest independent design consultancy. In her work as a designer, she has helped formulate the brand identities of many organisations including Tate Gallery, Serpentine Galleries, the Southbank Centre, Oxfam and Amnesty International.

26 Nov 2017

18:00

Red Trees

(+ Q&A)

JW3 Hall

event details and tickets