Christopher Manning is a London-based writer and director. He worked in documentary, fiction and television production in New York and Paris before turning to writing and directing narrative fiction. 


His short films have received multiple nominations and awards, screened at over 75 festivals worldwide, and garnered millions of views online. JAMIE, his 2016 award-winning debut short, was one of the BFI/British Council's 

2017 #FiveFilms4Freedom. His short ISHA premiered at the 2018 BFI London Film Festival, and went on to win an ‘Audience Award’ and Jury ‘Special Mention’ at Sicilia Queer in addition to picking up nominations at LSFF, Encounters, Outfest, Queer Lisboa and Frameline, among 



Christopher holds a B.A. in History from Columbia University and an M.A. in Filmmaking from the London Film School. He is a BFI Network x BAFTA Crew scheme participant, and an Alumnus of the Telluride Film Festival's Student Symposium. A 

new short commissioned by the BFI and British Council is due for release in early 2020. His debut feature is in development.