Alfie Barker is a Leeds based writer and director who grew up making short films with his dog instead of going to university.

In 2021, his short film HANGING ON funded by BFI Doc Society was chosen for a world premiere at Sheffield Doc Fest, TIFF and BFI London Film Festival. His most recent fiction short, I WAS 3 starring Katie Jarvis (Fish Tank) premiered at Sundance London Film Festival and was then chosen as a finalist as part of their Ignite Competition.

He is a previous BFI Future Film Award winner, Creative England ShortFLIX, BFI FHN Script Lab and BFI Film Academy (NFTS) alumni.

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"startling blend of documentary and magic realism"  - TIFF