Our opening keynote brought filmmaking maestro Stephen Poliakoff to Cambridge on Friday, 10 March, while rising star Jacob Anderson joined us to close the festival on 12th March. Have a look below for more details on our gala sessions, as well as our packed weekend schedule.
In 2017 the Festival took place from 10-12 March around Cambridge and was completely free to attend. Keep your eye on our website for information about Festival 2018.
Stephen Poliakoff, internationally acclaimed and multi award winning writer, director and producer, joined us to discuss his career in stage, film and television. Stephen has brought some of the most complex and powerful worlds and characters to our screens, in dramas that refuse to bend to convention and that are always full of international stars such as Tom Hardy, Angela Bassett, Lindsay Duncan, Chiwetel Ejiofor and a young Emily Blunt.
On 12 March Jacob Anderson joined us to chat about his growing and ever-successful career.
Best known for his role as Greyworm in HBO’s Game of Thrones, Jacob has been acting professionally from a young age. His TV credits also include Broadchurch, The Mimic, Episodes and Royal Wedding. His theatre debut was in King Lear with Pete Poselthwaite, and he was part of the company of Warhorse in the West End. His film work includes Chatroom, Adulthood, Demons Never Die and Offender.
Jacob is a successful singer songwriter under the alias Raleigh Ritchie and currently features on Stormzy’s no 1 album. His music has had over 60 million streams online, his UK tour was sold out, and his album You’re A Man Now, Boy was received with critical acclaim and made the UK top 40.