Our 2019 ECFF judging panel are respected industry professionals that truly understand what it takes to make a superb short film. Award winning actors, producers, directors and educators. Now, meet the team.


Aro Korol – Producer and Director

ARO KOROL Award-Winning Producer and Director of "Battle of Soho". This Feature Documentary stars: Actors Stephen Fry and Jenny Runacre, UK club promoter Philip Sallon, UK human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell and, David Bowie choreographer Lindsay Kemp in his final interview and performance. Freelance and independently contracted video editor with over 15 years experience in production [...]


Christiana Ebohon-Green – Director

Christiana is an award-winning drama director and have been selected for the BAFTA Elevate 2017 initiative. She was a mentee on Women in Film & Television's 2015 mentoring scheme and graduated from the National Film & Television School. She has recently directed Grantchester, Soon Gone: Windrush Monologues, Call the Midwife, Father Brown and Holby City. Over the [...]


Cilla Ware – Director and ECFF Special Advisor

Cilla Ware has worked in the Film. And TV industry for 35 years. She started out as an Assistant Director AD’ing for many acclaimed film directors including Ken Loach, Michael Apted, Ken Russell, Derek Jarmen, David Bayley.  Cilla became a director in her own right 20 years ago. Winning two TV BAFTA’s & an International Emmy. She [...]


Debra Baker – Actor

Debra Baker has worked as an actor since 2006 in every area of the industry.  Theatre includes work at Soho Theatre, Bristol Tobacco Factory, 59E59 (New York), Theatre Royal Stratford East, The Yard, and Southwark Playhouse.  Film includes London Road, Diana, Junkhearts and Night Bus. TV includes Call the Midwife, Coronation Street, Doctors, Phoneshop and The Five. [...]


Helen Blakeman – Writer for Stage and Screen, Producer

Helen is a BAFTA and International Emmy Award winner, both of which she received for her TV screenplay adaptation of ‘Dustbin Baby’ (BBC/Kindle Entertainment) starring Juliet Stevenson, David Haig and Dakota Blue Richards. She wrote the much acclaimed and controversial film ‘Pleasureland’ for Kudos/Channel 4 (BAFTA, RTS nomination) and has scripted numerous episodes of teen soap ‘Hollyoaks’ [...]


Henry Scriven

Henry Scriven’s debut feature film, How To Become A Criminal Mastermind starring Joerg Stadler (Saving Private Ryan, Spy Game), picked up four festival awards including the Best Low Budget Film Award at the London Independent Film Festival and the Best Director Award at the Green Bay Film Festival despite being shot for less than £20,000. Prior to that his [...]


Inge Marks – Educator, Actor, Producer and ECFF Special Advisor

Having been an active member of the Earls Court community for the last 20 years, Inge Marks returns as a member of the Earls Court Film Festival judging panel. She has a lifetime of passion for theatre having studied Drama at university, before making the move from South Africa to London. She worked at the BBC for [...]


Jennifer MacDonald – Producer

Jen has over 18 years of experience in producing plays, short films and events, working with top producers, directors, emerging writers and creative teams. She has organised many fundraising theatre and film events for a number of global charities including One Billion Rising with Eve Ensler. Jen produced the short film Last Laugh, written and directed by [...]


Jenny Runacre – Actor, Director and Filmmaker

Jenny Runacre has worked extensively in film, TV and theatre working with among others,   John Cassavetes, - Husbands,  Pier Paolo Pasolini – Canterbury Tales,   Michelangelo Antonioni – The Passenger ,  Ridlley Scott – The Duellists, Derek Jarman – Jubilee in which she played the dual roles of Queen Elizabeth 1st and Bod, the leader of [...]


Karine Bedrossian – Musician and Actor, Filmmaker

With a background in acting, singing and dancing in her Teens, Karine landed a record deal with Telstar and released a single which topped the European club charts at No.1. With the video hitting TMF’s Top Ten videos and regularly aired on MTV and Pete Tong’s Radio 4 Essential Playlist, Karine caught the attention of Simon Cowell [...]


Leigh Lawson – Actor, Writer, Director

Leigh Lawson trained at RADA. He has played leading roles at the Royal National Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company, in the West End and on Broadway. He has had leading roles in 14 feature films, many of them receiving Academy Awards. His film credits include: The Red Tent; Casanova; Out of Depth; Madame Sousatzka; Sword Of The [...]


Marianne Badrichani – Director, Writer and Producer

With a background in film production in Paris, Marianne Badrichani began directing and producing plays in London in 2000, working with Katie Mitchell, the Young Vic, the National Theatre, and in the West End. She has been living in Earl’s Court for 20 years and has created and directed, with the support of ECCT, RBKC and the [...]


Neil McPherson – Producer and Director

Neil McPherson trained as an actor at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and the National Youth Theatre. He has been Artistic Director of the Finborough Theatre, London, since 1999, twice winning the Best Artistic Director Award in the OffWestEnd Awards. He received the Critics’ Circle Special Award for Services to Theatre in 2019. His [...]


Seep Scriven

Seep Scriven’s first short film The Babysitter won the Best Short Film Award at the Shortcutz Film Festival and was screened at the Edinburgh Short Film Festival and the London Future Film Festival. Seep Scriven co-founded award-winning film production company Bloody Rascal in 2011 to produce the feature film How to Become a Criminal Mastermind which went on to win awards [...]


Trace Taylor – Film and TV Editor

Trace Taylor is a Broadcast TV editor who has experience editing a mix of short-form, fixed-rig, live, obs doc, features, formats and documentaries. Many of these shows have gone on to be on the BAFTA and The Grierson nominated award list. Alongside factual, Trace edits short form drama and feature docs.  Many of these films have gone [...]