Advisory Group

Our advisory group comprises people with a range of knowledge, skills and lived experience around the world across film, TV and social impact organisations.

Advisory Group members
Niki Ashby, senior lecturer, UK
Emma Butt, post-production sound expert, diversity advocate, Ireland, UK
Joost de Vries, producer, managing director, APostLab, Netherlands
Zanele Mthembu, broadcast and media executive, Acting Programme Manager, Sisters Working in Film & TV, South Africa
Marie H Nguyen, writer, USA
Caroline O’Neill, assistant commissioner, director Deaf & Disabled People in TV, UK
Manori Ravindran, freelance journalist, Canada, UK
Nadean Rawlins, producer, director, WIFT Jamaica
Sajid Varda, UK Muslim Film

Advisory Group Terms of Reference

Rebecca del Tufo

Rebecca is a producer and programmer with a key focus on elevating new and diverse voices.
She began her career as a solicitor in a City law firm, specialising in international corporate litigation, working in the UK and Hong Kong, before joining and helping establish a start-up law firm. She then developed a new corporate relations role at the University of Cambridge’s Business School, supporting international students in their career choices and working with companies to organise business projects and speaker events.
Rebecca led the team which set up the successful independent cinema Saffron Screen, for many years running and programming the cinema, giving her a deep knowledge of the industry. She has spoken at conferences about aspects of cinema exhibition and hosted Q&As with a range of industry talent including many in ‘behind-the-camera’ roles. She is now combines freelance film production with exhibition and distribution roles.
Rebecca is a trustee of the charities Refugees at Home and Reclaim the Frame, and a director of theatre-in-education company TIC Box Productions.

Elizabeth McIntyre

With a career across conference, exhibition, commissioning and production, Elizabeth’s work includes curation for OKRE, a Wellcome Trust-supported story ideas platform (with a focus on climate and migration), and consultancy for ProQuote Film Berlin (UK and Irish speakers). Previous positions include Director of Sheffield Doc/Fest, Head of Masterschool Documentary Campus and Head of Production & Development (UK Factual) for Discovery Networks International, where she commissioned single films and series for local and global markets, including You Have Been Warned, The Great White Silence and Inside the Gangsters’ Code. Documentary credits include The Lost Children of Berlin for Steven Spielberg, Dangerous Love (BBC), No Place Like Home (BBC) and Five Steps to Tyranny (BBC). 

Advisory roles include OKRE (supported by Wellcome), UK Muslim Film and, formerly the BAFTA TV/Learning, Inclusion & Talent committees and WFTV trustee. Elizabeth contributes to mentoring and masterclass programmes such as Wonder Women and ScreenSkills (UK), and remains active with the BAFTA TV committee, including as an assessor for their grants. Elizabeth is currently based between the USA, Germany and the UK.