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Cherish Oteka (Short Documentary Film, 2024)BLACK COP

Cherish Oteka

Shortlisted in 2024 for Short Documentary Film

Cherish Oteka is a documentary filmmaker who is passionate about telling universal stories through the lens of often erased communities. They have worked with a range of well-known brands and broadcasters including BBC One, Tate, Stonewall, SBTV, London Live, BBC Digital and The Guardian. Cherish has been selected on well-respected talent schemes including London Film Festivals’ NETWORK@LFF, Sheffield Documentary Festival Doc/Next and The Grierson Trusts’ Doc Lab. In 2016, Cherish won UKTV’s Rising Star Award. The following year they also won the Best Documentary Award at the Movie Screen and Video Awards. In 2022 Cherish won a BAFTA for Best Short Film in the 2022 BAFTA Film Awards and was recently named a Breakthrough Creator by Vimeo.