Introducing... SFA Lectures

Cat Villiers, Producer

Cat works with filmmakers from around the world. Her first feature was Milcho Manchevski's Before the Rain, winning both the Venice Film Festival's Golden Lion and an Academy Award Nomination. She has often worked with director Danis Tanović, including on his Golden Globe and Academy Award winner No Man’s Land. Other credits include Bernard Rose's Ivans Xtc; acclaimed western The Proposition, written by Nick Cave and directed by John Hillcoat; Hanan Abdalla's award winning documentary In the Shadow of a Man; Tala Hadid’s debut feature The Narrow Frame Of Midnight and Tamer El Said’s award winning In the Last Days of the City, which premiered at last year’s Berlin Film Festival.

Cat is also a Trustee, with directors Mike Leigh and Simon McBurney, of the Katrin Cartlidge Foundation, a charitable trust that awards new filmmakers. Past recipients include: Cary Joji Fukunaga, Juanita Wilson, Hala Lotfy, Orwa Nyrabia, Diana El Jeiroudi, Dyana Gaye and Ran Huang.

Among other awards, Cat has been given the prestigious Heart of Sarajevo by the Sarajevo Film Festival for her services to the art of Cinema.

Cat Villiers joins the program from September, as a lecturer (Producer Modules) and mentor for select BFA and MFA projects.