Introducing the Depict 2022 Jury

The Depict 2022 jury includes Artist and Filmmaker Mitra Tabrizian, Head of BFI NETWORK Alice Cabañas, Channel 4 Commissioning Editor for Channel 4 Emily Shields, Co-Founder and Trustee of Aardman Animations David Sproxton, National Film and Television School’s Rob Watson and Shooting People Film Programmer Jim Read.

The Jury selects the main Depict Award of £1,500, the Royal Photographic Society Award of £1,000, the Depict British Award, a talent development package supported by BFI NETWORK, NFTS and BAFTA and the Depict Random Acts Award, priceless exposure, and mentoring c/o Channel 4 Random Acts.

The Depict shortlist goes live on Thu 15 Sept on where you will be able to vote towards the Depict Audience Award until Thu 29 Sept 7.30pm.

Save the date for the Depict Showcase & Awards which takes place at Watershed as part of Encounters Festival on Thu 29 Sept 7pm followed by a networking event sponsored by Korev.

Find out more about this year’s Jury members:

Mitra Tabrizian – Artist & Filmmaker – (On behalf of The Royal Photographic Society)

Mitra Tabrizian is an Iranian‐British artist and filmmaker. Her photographic work has been exhibited widely including Tate Britain (2008) and Venice Biennale.

Alice Cabañas – Head of BFI NETWORK

Alice Cabañas recently became Head of BFI NETWORK after four years as a Talent Executive in Film Hub South West. Previously, Alice worked with the British Council’s Film Team, where she has been the Film Programme Manager, managing the short film and new talent support.

David Sproxton – Aardman Animations Co-Founder and Trustee

David Sproxton is the co-founder of Aardman. Together with co-founder Peter Lord, he has overseen the development of the company from a two-man partnership to one of the pre-eminent animation houses in the industry.

Joe Churchill Channel 4 Digital Commissioner 

Joe has had a diverse career that took him from regional soap opera, Emmerdale through a variety of production and development roles around the world. He has made everything from feature films to TV formats to commercials and branded content and worked with some of the biggest indies and broadcasters in the world, including BBC, Sony Pictures, RDF Television, Endemol and Japan’s Nippon TV.

Jim Read – Film Programmer at Shooting People

Jim Read is the New Shoots film programmer for the UK independent film network Shooting People and oversees community development services. They’re also currently the Community Manager for Future of Film and are a directory member of Trans On Screen; the directory for trans and non-binary film crew & creatives.

Rob Watson – Producer & National Film and Television School Visiting Lecturer

Rob produced Corinna Faith’s BAFTA-longlisted debut feature The Power in 2021 and recently completed The Strays, Nathaniel Martello-White’s debut feature with Netflix and The Bureau.

Posted on 12 Sep 2022 at 9:51 am.

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