Suzy Gillett (UK)
She studied filmmaking at Central St Martin’s College of Art and spent some years working in film industry in Paris.
Writer/director of films about historic marginal pioneers: Sylvia about Sylvia Pankhurst, the socialist suffragette and artist, Epiphany about the 17th century Monarchists and the Muggletonians. Currently in pre-production on Chéramy her first feature, inspired by Frédéric Bazille, the forgotten impressionist, pioneer of Queer Art, which has received funding from France : CNC, Région Nouvelle Acquitaine and Procirep-Angoa.
She has been empowering international independent cinema for over three decades in various capacities: Curator of film festivals: Mosaïques, Film Africa, Women’s Cinema from Tangiers to Tehran, Marrakech Biennale. Producer of international film script development labs: Low Budget Film Forum, Making Waves, Film Garage, BFI & BBC’s iFeatures and Les Arcs Talent Village.
Consultant for Swiss Films, First Cut Lab, French Film Festival Namur, Open City Doc Festival, Torino Film Lab, Lagos Lab. Jury member for Cap Spartel, Tangiers, Lago Film Festival Italy, Gabes Cinema Fen Tunisia. Teacher of the Young Film Programmers at the Barbican Centre for the last six years in London; she teaches experimentation in documentary annually at ESAV Marrakech. She is a dedicated Script consultant, fixing structural issues in treatments and giving “empathetic and relevant” notes to final scripts prior to production funding applications.