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Justin Johnson

Justin Johnson works for the British Film Institute, selecting animation and films for younger audiences at BFI Southbank and the London Film Festival. He is a regular contributor to radio and TV on matters concerning children’s films, animation and films in general. He has served on juries at many European Film Festivals including Berlin, Copenhagen and Zlin and has served as both a selector and a juror for the British Animation Awards. As a member of the BAFTA Film Committee and Deputy Chair of the BAFTA Children’s Committee, Justin assists in the organisation of the awards and often chairs professional juries for different award categories. During his time at the BFI, he has curated seasons in partnership with Walt Disney Studios, the BBC, Shanghai Animations Studios, Pixar and the Swedish Film Institute, as well as hosting many on-stage events and interviews. He is also the BFI Head of Venues.

Articles by Justin Johnson

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  • Three to see at LFF if you like... animation

    Three hot tickets at this year’s BFI London Film Festival for all animation fans great and small.

    Friday, October 2, 2015


  • 10 great family films of the 21st century

    Charm, invention, a great story and a little magic are the perfect ingredients of the very best family films. If you’re searching for inspiration for seasonal viewing for kids of all ages, look no further than these 10 modern marvels.

    Thursday, December 25, 2014


  • The Time of the Doctor – Matt Smith’s last bow

    A first look at The Time of the Doctor, the Doctor Who Christmas Special, ends a year of 50th anniversary Doctor Who celebrations at BFI Southbank.

    Thursday, December 19, 2013


  • Doctor Who at 50

    Co-curator of our year-long Doctor Who celebration, Justin Johnson reveals the challenges of doing justice to ‘the greatest TV show in the world’.

    Friday, January 11, 2013


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