Alfie Barker is a Leeds born/based writer and director who grew up making short films with his dog instead of going to uni. His work shines light on social stories that are normally centred around community.

His recent BFI-funded fiction short HALF WAY premiered and won Best British Short Film at Leeds International Film Festival 2023.

His short HANGING ON premiered at TIFF (Toronto), long-listed for a BIFA, shortlisted for a Grierson Award which went onto win both Best British Short and UK Audience Award at Encounters FF.

He is a previous BFI Future Film Award winner, Sundance Ignite Finalist and Berlinale Talent 2024. 

Alfie is developing his debut feature, selected for the prestigious TIFF filmmaker lab and chosen from hundreds of projects for Le Groupe Ouest’s, LIM: Less Is More (renowned European screenwriting programme), early development funds from the ICO Miles Ketley Fund with Hollie Bryan producing.

Alumni of BFI Film Academy (nfts), Creative UK shortflix, Director's UK directing lab & Screen Yorkshire's flex.


Eva Bell at Sayle Screen