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Christopher Manning is an award-winning writer, director and producer working in fiction and documentary.

 

His most recent drama short Nowhere, which stars Ophir-winning actress Mouna Hawa and was commissioned by the BFI and British Council as  well as co-produced by Cannes-winning production company Majdal Films, will screen at festivals in 2021. 

 

Isha, his previous drama short, co-stars renowned Romanian actress Maia Morgenstern and Game of Thrones' Lino Facioli. The film premiered at BFI London Film Festival in 2018 before going on to pick up numerous nominations and several wins on the circuit. In 2017, his debut drama short Jamie was selected for the BFI and British Council's FiveFilms4Freedom campaign after winning several awards and screening at over 60 festivals.  Both Isha and Jamie are available globally on Amazon Prime and other VOD platforms. 

 

His films have received multiple nominations and awards, screened at over 75 festivals worldwide and garnered millions of views online. Festival selections include BFI London Film Festival, Encounters, Uppsala, London Short Film Festival, Frameline, Outfest, Queer Lisboa, and BFI Flare, among many others. 

 

Christopher is BFI Network x BAFTA Crew scheme participant, a member of Directors UK and an Alumnus of the Telluride Film Festival Student Symposium. He holds a BA in History from Columbia University in the City of New York and an MA in Filmmaking from the London Film School.

His upcoming drama feature debut is in development. James Watson, 2020 BFI Vision Award recipient, is attached to produce.