Film Dash

Film Dash has another judge

Posted on: February 17, 2010

Last week we unveiled our first Film Dash judge, editor of Catherine Bray, and now we’ve got another one for you.

And the next judge is… Kate Leys. A round of applause please.

Kate is a very experienced and respected film industry figure and her biography could go on for pages and pages, so for the sake of brevity(ish), here’s stab at describing her background:

Kate Leys is a feature film script editor who works on projects at all stages of development from first outline to pre-production.  As well as working with screenwriters and producers she advises commercial and public film financiers including DNA, Celador/Cloud Eight, the NZFC and Media Europe.  She teaches script development and screenwriting at post-graduate level and she evaluates screenwriting courses for Skillset.  She is also currently running The Story Works with the Edinburgh Film Festival, a programme of screenwriter masterclasses for working screenwriters.  She has worked in all sectors of the film industry including production, distribution, exhibition, festival programming, press, sales agenting and a literary agency.  She has been head of development at several companies including Film Four for 5 years where she was part of the small commissioning team responsible for films including FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL, ORPHANS, EAST IS EAST and GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING.

If you want Kate Leys and Catherine Bray to take a look at short film, you know what to do, send your full name and email address to and we’ll keep you in the loop about how to take part.


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Film Dash presents Birmingham's 48-hour film challenge, 5-7 March 2010.

Teams of film makers will script, shoot and edit a film in 48 hours.

Organised by Meshed Media in association with Say Hello, which is part of Hello Digital, Arts Council, Birmingham City Council, and Bullring.


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