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Holly Aylett

Holly Aylett is a filmmaker, cultural-sector director, lecturer and consultant. She sits on the Cultural Committee of Unesco’s UK Commission, is Senior Research Fellow at the Global Policy Institute with a focus on audiovisual policy and development, and is Head of Research at European Women’s Audiovisual Network, currently delivering a pan-European study on the status of women directors in Europe.

She is founding director of the UK Coalition for Cultural Diversity, and a founding director and managing editor of Vertigo, the UK’s leading independent quarterly on the moving image. In 2003 she set up the Independent Film Parliament, a forum for the UK independent film sector to feedback on government policy.

She currently lectures in Film and Creative Industries at London Metropolitan University, and has recently consulted for The Commonwealth Foundation, The Council of Europe and The Travelling Caribbean Showcase (Muestra Caribe).

Articles by Holly Aylett

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  • From the Magazine

    Marc Karlin: the act of remembering

    Marc Karlin was an innovator of the essay film and a leading voice for independent film in Britain, so why is his work so little known, asks Holly Aylett?

    Friday, March 4, 2016


  • Target: equality

    Holly Aylett on calls from European leaders for action to foster change in the film industry.

    Friday, September 11, 2015


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