Best British Jury
Dionne Edwards is a screenwriter and director. Her short We Love Moses screened at over fifty festivals worldwide, including LFF and TIFF. It has picked up nine awards, including Best British Short at Iris Prize Festival 2017 and Short Film of the Year at the Critics’ Circle Film Awards 2018.
This year, Dionne directed That Girl, a 30-minute drama in Channel 4’s ‘On the Edge’ series. It stars Chanel Cresswell (This Is England) and Alexandra Roach (Black Mirror) and was broadcast in August 2018 to excellent reviews. Dionne was on the BFI Flare LGBT Filmmakers’ Mentorship programme 2016/17 and was mentored by director Desiree Akhavan (The Miseducation of Cameron Post. She directed second unit on the third series of Top Boy (Netflix, 2019) and was mentored by director Reinaldo Marcus Green (Monsters and Men).