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Briony Hanson

Head of Film, British Council

Briony began her career working in cultural exhibition as Director/Programmer of Tyneside Cinema before heading the BFI Programme Unit. She also acted as Consultant for Channel 4’s Independent Film & Video Dept and co-programmed the London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival from 1996-2000. She joined filmmaker training organisation, The Script Factory, in 2000 and was its Director for over 10 years before becoming Director of Film at the British Council in July 2011, where she is responsible for overseeing its promotion of UK films and filmmakers internationally.


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