Judging Best Screenplay & Best Film
Tom Williams is a Brisith screenwriter. He wrote the screenplay for Kajaki: The True Story, the BIFA and Scottish BAFTA-winning war thriller that was released across the UK in the autumn of 2014. He also wrote the romantic comedy Chalet Girl, released internationally in the spring of 2011 starring Felicity Jones, Ed Westwick, Tamsin Egerton, Bill Nighy.
Tom is currently writing: two major new television series, one for BBC Drama and one for ABC Studios; a true-story action film for BBC Films and Scott Free Productions; a contemporary thriller for Pukka Films; a book rewrite for a West End musical; and a film with lots of dogs in it.
Judging Best Editing & Best Film
Nick Emerson is a British Editor. His editing career started in television news before moving onto factual TV and documentaries. After ten years working on TV projects and short films he edited his first feature film, Cherrybomb.
His feature film credits include: Good Vibrations, Starred Up, The Hallow and Sky Ladder with Oscar winning director Kevin MacDonald. Most recently Nick cut I am not a Serial Killer, the critically acclaimed Lady Macbeth and Daphne‘.
Nick is currently finishing Film Stars don’t die in Liverpool starring Annette Bening & Jamie Bell.
Judging Best Director & Best Film
Jane Gull is a British Director. She is a Berlinale Talent Campus alumni whose short films have been supported by the UK Film Council since 2005. Gull’s refreshing brand of social realism has earned her international recognition. Her film “Sunny Boy” screened at the 2011 Woodstock FIlm Festival, won Le Grand Prix du Jury at Cannes’ Entr’2 Marches and was acquired by Channel 4 and TV ARTE.
Gull’s feature debut , “My Feral Heart” (Audience Award Winner, Cinequest 2016), had its UK premiere in the Best of British strand at Edinburgh International Film Festival this year.
Judging Best Cinematography & Best Film
Annemarie Lean-Vercoe is a British Cinematographer. She is a Screen International “Star of Tomorrow” whose credits include “Wreckers” starring Benedict Cumberbach and Claire Foy and “Honeytrap” (premiered at the London International Film Festival 2014).
She is an award winning cinematographer and has worked with prestigious directors Michael Winterbottom on “Everyday”, and Mat Whitecross “Moving to Mars” which won the Shell Grierson Award in 2010. Her recent credits include “DCI Banks” starring Stephen Tompkinson, and she will be returning to the show in the new year and short film “Strange Weather” starring Maxine Peake which is nominated for Best UK Short at Raindance 2015.