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Entering The Pitch – my story

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Join The Pitch 2016 Winner Harry Lighton, who will host this Film Matters lecture, with special guest award-winning Cinematographer Diana Olifirova.

First time entering the competition, the Oxford University English Literature graduate made such an impression on the judges with his short supernatural social drama film Leash, he was unanimously chosen. This lecture will be followed by a Q&A session.

Harry Lighton Harry is a failed football player turned writer/director. His first short, Sunday Morning Coming Down, played at Edinburgh International Film Festival, and was nominated for the Iris Prize and Best British Short at the UK Film Festival. His second short, the Film London backed Wren Boys, will premiere in competition at the London Film Festival. Leash is his first film involving supernatural elements and working with a source text. His favourite filmmakers are Steve McQueen, Jacques Audiard and Lynne Ramsay. On planes he's happiest watching Kung Fu Panda.

Diana Olifirova Cinematographer Diana completed an MA course at the National Film and Television School in the UK at 2015.

As a Ukrainian professional and the member of the Ukrainian Society of Cinematography she brings a unique viewpoint to her work here in the UK and all over the world.

Short film All of me directed by Daphne Schmon premiered in Cannes in 2017, has been nominated for the best cinematography at the Underwire Festival and selected as a part of Palm Springs Film Festival, Rhodes International festival and many more in 2017; Emma, change the locks, a short directed by Julia Hart, starring Olivia Williams and shot by Diana has been very well received in festivals around the world such as Raindance 2015, BFI Future Film Festival 2017 and more. London Symphony, silent feature film directed by Alex Barrett has been nominated for the best British film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2017.

Fascinated by light, people, art, movement and life, Diana tells stories using composition, lighting and colour, each image evokes emotion and connects the audience to the story.

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