Sarah Gavron

Sarah Gavron

Sarah Gavron directed feature film Suffragette in 2015 for Ruby Films, Pathe, Film4 and the BFI. Her feature debut was Brick Lane, which earned her a BAFTA nomination and The Alfred Dunhill Talent Award at the London Film Festival. Gavron’s first full length drama, the Dennis Potter Award winning, This Little Life for BBC Films, won her the BAFTA TV Award for Best New Director and both RTS and Women in Film and TV awards, for Best Newcomer. Gavron was selected as one of Variety’s ten directors to watch at the Sundance International Film Festival and was nominated for the Douglas Hickox Award for Best Debut Director at the BIFAs. Gavron’s feature documentary Village at the End of the World was nominated for the Grierson award in 2013 and won the Margaret Mead documentary award. Sarah recently directed Transparent for Amazon.  Her next film is in development with Film4 and the BFI and will go in to production in 2018.

BIFA Roles

Board Member
2009 Jury Member
2018 Jury Member