Keynote Speech: Kate Herron
Start the day with our keynote from writer-director Kate Herron (Smear, Fan Girl, Five by Five). In partnership with BFI Film Academy.
Kate Herron is a writer and director working in film and television. She is passionate about making female-driven stories that are as cinematic as they are funny. Coming from a background in shorts her work has screened at festivals including BFI London Film Festival, Palm Springs Shortsfest, Encounters and Flickerfest. Her work has been featured by Vimeo Staffpicks, Comedy Central and the BFI. She has been featured as a Screen International Star, Forbes 30 Under 30 and was described as “A huge comedy voice in the years to come” by Sky Comedy who mentored her on her short, Rest Stop. Last year she was picked to direct every episode of the BBC Three series Five by Five starring and exec-produced by Idris Elba. It was a Sunday Times Pick of the Week and led to Kate being featured as a Broadcast Hot Shot and on the BBC Hot New Talent list.