BAFTA’s "Brits to Watch: The Screenings", in partnership with the British Council continues this spring with award-winning writer-directors Kieran Evans in May and Hong Khaou in June.
On Tuesday, May 6 in New York, and on Thursday, May 8 in Los Angeles, writer-director Kieran Evans will be introduced at a screening of his film Kelly + Victor, for which he was awarded ‘Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer’ at this year’s EE British Academy Film Awards.
On Tuesday, June 10 in New York and Thursday, June 12 in Los Angeles, writer-director Hong Khaou will meet the industry at a screening of his debut film Lilting, which premiered in the World Cinema Dramatic competition at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Cinematography Award. He also received the Sundance Institute/Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award for Monsoon, a project in development.
"We are delighted that New York is the first stop for these talented individuals as they get a chance to meet some of the top producers in America, “ said Charles Tremayne, Chairman of BAFTA New York. “This program is welcomed by that community as everybody is always on the lookout for the next big talent, and so many come from the UK."
"Brits to Watch" initiative began in 2013. At each event, a British actor, director, writer or producer who shows great promise presents a sample of recent work to an exclusive audience of film industry professionals. BAFTA then arranges a number of follow-up meetings for the individuals to meet with key industry figures in both cities.
BAFTA’s "Brits to Watch is produced in partnership with British Council with the support of Framestore, Langham Hospitality Group, Soho House and UK Trade & Investment.