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

His short film HANGING ON was long-listed for a BIFA and selected for a premiere at TIFF, Sheffield Doc Fest and BFI London Film Festival, winning the prestigious Best British Short Film Award & Audience Award at Encounters. His 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 and an alumni of Screen Yorkshire's FLEX, Creative UK's ShortFLIX and BFI Film Academy (NFTS). His films have had acclaim from Shane Meadows, Danny Boyle and Asif Kapadia.

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"With his startling blend of documentary and magic realism, director Alfie Barker pays tribute to the strength and resilience of the members of a Northern English community"  - TIFF