Programme advisor, BFI Southbank
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.