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Tricia Tuttle to step down as director of BFI Festivals – deadline

Tricia Tuttle to step down as director of BFI Festivals – deadline

Tricia Tuttle will step down as director of BFI Festivals after this year’s London Film Festival, the BFI announced today. She will remain in the post until early 2023 while the BFI recruits a replacement.

Tuttle has been with the BFI for a decade. For the past five years, she has directed the BFI London Film Festival and BFI Flare, the organisation’s LGBTQIA+ film festival. She was previously Deputy Director of Festivals from 2013 to 2017.

“I have loved everything about my time at the BFI and as director of our festivals,” said Tuttle.

“It has been a profound and genuine privilege to lead the BFI London Film Festival and the BFI Flare: London LGBTQIA+ Film Festival, and to be a senior leader in an organization that has made me a passionate cinephile and professional working in film. I took on the role knowing that I believe in cultural renewal. I came in to make a quick impact, with the goal of opening up our festivals to more people and then passing the baton. And I couldn’t be more proud of what we’ve accomplished in these 5 years, especially considering the absolutely wild challenges we’ve faced! I am leaving very happy and with a lot of love for the people and the work of the organization”.

The BFI said Tuttle has led the body’s festival team with “energy, resilience and creativity”, praising her for the five-year strategy she put in place for the London Film Festival, which it said has boosted LFF audiences. by 76% since 2019 and established a new footprint for the festival across the UK.

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The statement also highlighted Tuttle’s role in introducing the series lineup at the London Film Festival with special appearances by HBO. Succession and those of Hulu fool.

BFI Chief Executive Ben Roberts added: “Tricia has been the driving force behind the transformation of the BFI London Film Festival over the last five years and she couldn’t be more vital and important than she is now.” I want to thank her for her creative leadership in adapting LFF and BFI Flare in the face of huge external challenges, creating genuine physical and digital access throughout the UK, putting us on the international stage and of course giving audiences incredible cinematic experiences. . Most importantly, Tricia is a super smart, generous and helpful leader and colleague. She leaves an amazing team behind her and we will celebrate her success at her last festival this year.”

Having moved from North Carolina in 1997 to complete a joint MA at BFI and Birkbeck, University of London in film and television studies, Tuttle has had a varied career as a programmer, lecturer, writer and journalist. Previously, he spent five years at BAFTA as Film Program Manager and Event Producer at The Script Factory in London.

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