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Sheila Whitaker

Film Programmer, Festival Director
1 April 1936 to 28 July 2013

The head of programming at the National Film Theatre between 1984 and 1990, Whitaker combined this role with her duties as director of the London Film Festival between 1987 and 1996. She also served as director of international programmes with the Dubai International Film Festival from its inception in 2004.

- Read Sheila Whitaker's Guardian obituary here