James Kent is a BAFTA and EMMY award-winning director. His experience across documentary, television and film will make for an inspiring and diverse talk for any aspiring director. James directed his first feature film three years ago ‘Testament of Youth’ staring Alicia Vikander and Kit Harington and was directorial co-creator of the BBC/Starz hit ‘The White Queen’. James’s background is in feature documentaries, in 2005, ‘Holocaust: A Music Memorial Film from Auschwitz’ won a number of BAFTA, EMMY and RTS awards. James is currently completing his next feature ‘The Aftermath’ starring Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgard.

Colchester Film Festival is dedicated to educating and supporting the next generation of filmmakers. Our masterclasses delivered by top industry professional are designed to provide up and coming filmmakers with the skills, advice and practical tools they need to succeed in the film industry.

Actor Chris Anderson (Doctor Who) will host the masterclasses, where the panelists will discuss everything from their work, experience, approach and processes. The talks will be followed by a Q&A giving you the chance to ask your own questions.