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

His recent short film HANGING ON funded by BFI Doc Society was chosen for a world premiere at Sheffield Doc Fest, TIFF, BFI London FF, winning the prestigious Best British Short Film Award at Encounters and long-listed for a BIFA. 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 Creative England's ShortFLIX, BFI FHN Script Lab and BFI Film Academy (NFTS).

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"startling blend of documentary and magic realism"  - TIFF