Saturday 26 Jan at 3pm at Cinema Akil
Dir: Claire Fowler
2018 | PG | Short | English| 14’
* Salam will be screened with 194,Us,Children of the Camp
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About the Director:
Writer-director Claire Fowler is a filmmaker from North Wales based in New York City. Her most recent short, SALAM, had its World Premiere at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival and is currently on the festival circuit.
After studying at Oxford University and the Royal College of Art Claire made a number of human rights-themed documentary films that screened at festivals internationally, including Sheffield Docfest UK, the International Human Rights Watch Festival and the International Film festival Rotterdam. Her work has also been supported by: the Berlinale Talent Campus, the PEO foundation, Film Agency Wales, South West Screen, the British Council and the Academy Foundation. In 2008 she won a Fulbright scholarship to study film at Columbia University. She graduated with an MFA honors in screenwriting in 2011.
Her feature screenplay LITTLE HOUSE won the grand prize in both the Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition and Starz Denver Screenwriting Competition in 2014. It also placed second in the Script Goldmine Screenwriting competition, was one of the top three scripts in the Nantucket Film Festival’s Showtime Tony Cox screenwriting competition, and was in the top 5% of the Academy's Nicholl Fellowship entries. LITTLE HOUSE was one of ten projects to go into development with the inaugural feature-funding scheme Cinematic with the Film Agency Wales.
In the UK, Claire has participated in the BFI London Film Festival’s feature filmmaking program Think Shoot Distribute and The Kudos-Bush Initiative, an emerging writer’s scheme with the Emmy award winning production-company behind The Hour, Utopia and Broadchurch. In the USA, she has participated in the AFI's Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) and the Sony TV Directing Program.
Claire's AFI DWW short film, NOODLES, was completed in 2016. It premiered at Nantucket Film Festival, was acquired by Nowness, and then went on to be selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick.