UK Film Council boosts Black and Asian British film talent

Mumbai: The UK Film Council will this year honor some of Britain’s best Black and Asian film-making talent through its unique high-end honor program Breakthrough Brits.
The program is designed to celebrate and bring on the new wave of British film-making talent on the cusp of breakthrough international success.

The program will culminate in a special showcase event in LA on 4 June where honorees will be presented to an audience of some of Hollywood’s most influential industry figures.

Honorees will also be guests of the Hollywood Black Film Festival, which attracts some of Hollywood’s most prominent acquisitions and development
executives, agents, producers and directors. Participants will also have access to the festival program including its Infotainment Conference.

This year, in addition to the work in the US the honorees have had access to a series of film masterclasses, networking events and business workshops in London.

The 2008 Breakthrough Brits honourees are:

* John Giwa Amu director
* Kwame Kwei-Armah  actor / playwright
* Florence Ayisi documentary writer / director
* Noel Clarke  actor / director / writer
* Esther Douglas  producer
* Osbert Parker director
* Kara Miller director / writer
* Rita Osei  producer
* Karlene Page  producer
* Barrington Robinson producer
* Zoe Stewart  producer
* Sunandan and Yugesh Walia co-producer / directors