The Arts Foundation Futures Awards 2024: Short Documentary Film Jury Announced

Each year we invite established professionals, subject experts and artists and creatives from across the UK to form part of the independent Jury that will select this year’s Shortlisted Artists and Fellow.

We are thrilled to share that the Arts Foundation Futures Awards 2024 for Short Documentary Film Jury Members are:

Louisa Dent

Louisa Dent joined Curzon Artificial Eye in 2008 as Managing Director, overseeing the acquisition and release of titles including THE CLASS, WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN, STILL ALICE, FISH TANK, 45 YEARS, AMOUR, THE HANDMAIDEN, COLD WAR, PARASITE and TRIANGLE OF SADNESS. 

Raul Niño Zambrano

Raul Niño Zambrano has been the Creative Director of Sheffield Documentary Festival since 2023, a role that has been granted after successfully delivering the 29th edition as the Head of Film Programmes in June 2022. He was previously a Senior Programmer at IDFA (International Documentary Film festival Amsterdam) where he started as a programmer in 2008. During his thirteen years at IDFA, Raul conducted a ground-breaking study on the position of women within the documentary world (The Female Gaze, 2014) and initiated the IDFA Queer Day (2013, ongoing).

Clare Sillery

Clare Sillery is the Head of Documentary Commissioning output for BBC One, Two, Three and iPlayer. Recent series include Once Upon a Time in Northern Ireland, Parole, House of Maxwell and Freddie Flintoff’s Field of Dreams. Single films include Our Falklands War and The Real Mo Farah.


TheArts Foundation Futures Awards support the UK’s most promising artists and creatives at a breakthrough moment in their careers with £10,000 unconditional Fellowships.

The Short Documentary Film category is supported by in partnership with The David Collins Foundation.

The Short Documentary Film category Shortlist will be revealed  in January 2024, and the winning Fellow receiving £10,000 will be announced  at a live Award Ceremony in February 2024, with all shortlisted artists awarded £1,000.


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