The BAFTA Elevate female directors programme is delivered in association with Pia Pressure. The programme was created in consultation with director Debs Paterson and producer Ivana MacKinnon.

Note to Editors :

BAFTA Elevate has been informed by the findings of a research report, commissioned by BAFTA in partnership with Creative Skillset and the BFI, that examined the career success factors of film, television and games practitioners from under-represented groups. To read the report, published in February 2017, visit


The full biographies of all the participants can be found here

The ‘BAFTA Elevate 2017: Female Directors’ programme participants are:

Alicia Duffy

Amanda Blue

Cathy Brady

Christiana Ebohon-Green

Dawn Shadforth

Delyth Thomas

Emma Sullivan

Kate Saxon

Lindy Heymann

Lisa Clarke

Rebecca Johnson

Sally El Hosaini

Sarah Walker

Tina Gharavi

Vanessa Caswill