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 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 Toronto Film Festival (TIFF), long-listed for a BIFA, shortlisted for a Grierson Award and won 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 SPRINKLER, selected from hundreds of projects for Le Groupe Ouest’s, LIM: Less Is More (renowned European screenwriting programme) and for the 2023 TIFF Filmmaker Lab, with Hollie Bryan producing.


Eva Bell at Sayle Screen