Michael Winterbottom is one of the most prolific and critically acclaimed directors in the world and his films represent the most striking and varied body of work of any British director. Born in Blackburn, Lancashire, Michael studied English at Oxford. His films include Butterfly Kiss (Official Competition – Berlin Film Festival 1995); Jude (Director’s Fortnight – Cannes Film Fes1val 1996, Winner of Michael Powell Award – EIFF); Welcome To Sarajevo (Official selection – Cannes Film Festival 1998); I Want You (In Competition Berlin Film Festival 1998); Wonderland (In Competition – Cannes Film Festival, Winner of Best British Film – British Independent Film Awards 1999); The Claim (In Competition Berlin Film Festival); 24 Hour Party People (In Competition Cannes Film Festival 2002), In This World (Winner Golden Bear – Berlin International Film Festival 2003); Code 46 (In Competition Venice Film Festival 2003); 9 Songs (Best Cinematography – San Sebastian Film Festival 2004); A Cock And Bull Story (Toronto Film Festival 2005); Road To Guantanamo (Silver Bear Best Director – Berlin Film Festival 06); A Mighty Heart (Official Selection Cannes Film Festival 2007); Genova (Best Director – San Sebastian Film Festival, 2008); The Shock Doctrine (Sundance Film Festival, 2009); and The Killer Inside Me (In Competition – Berlin Film Festival 2010), The Trip (Toronto Film Festival 2010). Trishna (2011) launched at the Toronto Film Festival and recently won the TV Spielfilm Prize at the Cologne Conference. He has also received a lifetime achievement award from the Jerusalem Film Festival and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Bristol. 2012 saw the release of the Channel 4 funded Everyday: Best Film at the Stockholm Film Festival, was in competition for Best Film at London Film Festival 2012, and also appeared at Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals. The Look Of Love premiered at the Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals in 2013. Winterbottom recently finished The Trip To Italy, and is in post production on his latest film based in Siena, The Face Of An Angel due for release in 2014.