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

 

Nowhere, his most recent drama short, was commissioned by the British Film Institute and British Council as part of the More Films Scheme and premiered at festivals in 2021 after an initial release online by the BFI and British Council to celebrate London Pride 2020. Nominations include ‘Best British Short’ at the London Short Film Festival and ‘Best Narrative Short’ at Frameline. 

 

His previous short films Jamie and Isha 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, Copenhagen MIX and BFI Flare, among many others. Jamie, his debut drama short, was one of only 5 films selected for the BFI Flare and British Council’s 2017 FiveFilmsForFreedom campaign. His shorts are distributed globally on Amazon Prime and other VOD platforms.

His upcoming drama feature debut is in development. Attached to produce are Diana Păroiu - Romanian Gopo awardee, and James Watson - 2020 UK BFI Vision Award recipient.

Christopher is a former 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 New York and an MA in Filmmaking from the London Film School.