Scottish filmmaker Siri Rodnes is one of five directors selected for 2016's online LGBT film festival Five Films 4 Freedom, with her short Take Your Partners. Siri, who has an MA in Directing Fiction from the NFTS, is also developing her debut feature Nine Lives.
Filmmaker Mahdi Fleifel, a graduate of the NFTS, returns to the Berlinale with his latest short, A Man Returned. He also has the feature Men In The Sun in development.
Natasha Dack-Ojumu is a British film producer who co-founded Tigerlily Films 15 years ago alongside Nikki Parrott. Tigerlily has a busy winter ahead as The Lovers And The Despot premieres at Sundance then heads to Berlin, where the company also screens Remainder and The Ones Below.