Francis is a film maker from West Yorkshire. His debut feature film, God’s Own Country, was developed and funded by BFI and Creative England and premiered at Sundance 2017 where he won Best Director. God’s Own Country went on to theatrical distribution worldwide winning countless awards including Best Film, Best Debut Screenwriter, Best Actor, Best Sound at the British Independent Film Awards 2017 and a nomination for the BAFTA for Outstanding British Film 2017. God’s Own Country was the most successful British debut film, both critically and box office, for 2017. Following the huge critical and box office success of God’s Own Country, Francis is now in post-production on his second feature film, Ammonite, starring Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan, funded by BBC Films and BFI.
|2019 Jury Member|