We are pleased to share news that Nadia Attia has joined the Film Hub South West team as a BFI NETWORK Talent Executive. Nadia has taken up the post following Alice Cabañas’ appointment as Head of BFI NETWORK.
Bristol–based Nadia joins us following her role at the BFI as an Editor and Copywriter, where she was a culture champion and a member of the Race Equality Network steering group.
As well as graduating from the NFTS with a Script Development Diploma, Nadia has freelanced for many years as a script reader/consultant for companies including Green Door Pictures, the BFI, BBC, StudioCanal, Stage 32 and Channel 4. She previously worked across events and exhibition at Curzon, as a producer at a film marketing and branding agency and as an occasional directing mentor at Met Film School. She also has a background as a short filmmaker: one of her shorts was picked up by the British Council, another was programmed by Curzon on a short run, and all had success on the festival circuit.
Nadia has now relocated to the region after she shone through as an enthusiastic fit for the role that Alice Cabañas left in March of this year.
I’m keen to find and support diverse voices and see them flourish. As someone from an ethnically diverse background I’m well aware of the barriers in this industry, and want to encourage others to not limit their ideas to what they think might be expected of them: I’m excited to be challenged and inspired by the talent in the south-west.
Over the past four years, Alice Cabañas led on the design and delivery of BFI NETWORK here in the South West alongside Alix Taylor, nurturing a community of filmmakers across the region. Cabañas will continue to be Bristol-based and will report to the director of the BFI Film Fund, Mia Bays.
As Head of BFI NETWORK Cabañas will be responsible for its overall management, including its funding and professional development programmes. She will work closely with the BFI NETWORK talent executives, still playing an integral part in South West delivery.
“During the last four years as a talent executive in the south west I’ve helped regional filmmakers develop their creative practice and take their next steps, and it’s been hugely fulfilling to work with some of the most exciting new voices coming out of the region,” said Cabañas [SCREEN]
Cabañas said of her new role: “I feel passionately about supporting new filmmaking talent, and improving access to funding and development opportunities for emerging filmmakers throughout the UK.” [BFI]
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