afshan D’Souza-Lodhi selected for BAFTA x BFI mentoring scheme
Congratulations to afshan D’Souza-Lodhi who has been selected for this year’s BAFTA x BFI mentoring scheme.
Now in its eight year, the BFI Flare x BAFTA Mentoring programme is a partnership between BAFTA, BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival and BFI NETWORK. The programme brings together a group of emerging LGBTQIA+ filmmakers to receive mentoring by a senior figure from the film industry, alongside a bespoke programme of events designed to strengthen professional networks and support their progression towards their debut projects in film and television.
Following this year’s call for applications, which saw a record number of applicants producing exciting, challenging and original work that is changing the face of LGBTQIA+ storytelling in the UK and beyond, afshan is one six new filmmakers taking part in this year’s programme.
They join a growing alumni of filmmakers supported by the programme over the last eight years, who are breaking new ground in LGBTQIA+ representation on screen.
Mentors will be announced later in the year.