About the Director
Benjamin Barfoot is a self taught filmmaker from Devon whose path to this festival started early when as a geeky child he started making stop motion animation films using plasticine. At school and then college he moved into film - creating shorts with the seemingly impossible dream of one day becoming a film director.
Straight out of college Ben started his TV career as an editor, cameraman and VFX artist whilst continuing to make his own films "It's hard to find anyone to work on your films in the beginning so you just do it yourself. Before you know it, you're a bit of a one man band". Ben worked at MTV and Vice and most regularly for the BBC - travelling to Israel, Palestine, Egypt and the Calais jungle to make documentaries. “It’s all s...read more