Our Judges

We are very grateful to our esteemed judges:

Mark Eccleston

How many films do you watch in a year? Mark Eccleston, one of our judges, reckons he sees between four and five hundred in his job as a film critic. He’ll be picking the winner in our environment category.

Jezza Neumann

If you’re planning to enter a documentary in our festival, you should listen to Jezza Neumann, who is judging this category. He has won a string of top awards for his own documentaries, including no fewer than five Baftas. Follow his advice and you could be on the path to success!

Coky Giedroyc

We’re delighted to announce that television and film director Coky Giedroyc will be judging entries in the narrative/drama category. Her many credits include Wuthering Heights, The Virgin Queen, Oliver Twist and Silent Witness. So what does she look for in a short film? Here is her advice for filmmakers!

Mandie Wilde

read more about Mandie here

Matthew Turner

Read more about Matthew here