Michael Etherton is Chief Executive of UK Jewish Film and a Member of the Board of Trustees.
Over the last fourteen years he has been integral in developing the UK Jewish Film Festival into a cultural event of national significance and UK Jewish Film into a year-round film and education provider.
Michael combines commercial, creative and managerial experience, overseeing UK Jewish Film’s expansion onto the international stage, producing and programming film festivals in Geneva, Hong Kong, Zurich, Montreal and Tel Aviv. He has also established major new year-round partnerships with key institutions in London and across the UK, expanding the year-round programme to more than 500 additional films and events annually.
Michael has been integral in developing an education outreach programme, including the development of extensive online educational resources, and has launched ‘FilmLab’, a programme of year-round film industry events that inspire and support work from a new generation of filmmakers. His work with filmmakers includes as an Executive Producer on twelve short films, many of which have won international awards.
Michael is a Law graduate of Balliol College, Oxford. He holds a Licentiate Performance Diploma in cello and studied orchestral conducting at the Rubin Academy of Music. He is also Musical Director of Mosaic Voices, Chairman of the Young Actors Theatre, Islington, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.