Judges

 


Susannah Gent

Susannah Gent is a filmmaker, screenwriter, and Senior Lecturer in Film Production at Sheffield Hallam University where she teaches screenwriting and directing. As a writer Susannah has been commissioned by the UK Film Council to write The Leaving Party, a feature length film script. Jelly Dolly, a feature length film distributed by Cornerstone International, that Susannah wrote and directed was developed by the British Film Institute and has gained an award from the British Council.

 


Shawn Huelle

Shawn Huelle holds a PhD in creative writing from the University of Denver, and an MFA in writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work has appeared in American Short Fiction, Denver Quarterly, 3:AM Magazine, and The Freiburg Review. Missing America, a book written collaboratively with Megan Martin, was recently published by Shirt Pocket Press.

 

 


Michael Wright

Born in Surrey in 1966, Michael Wright was educated at Windlesham House and Sherborne School before reading English Language and Literature at Edinburgh University. He spent several years working as a theatre critic, arts columnist and literary diarist in London before moving to rural France, where for 10 years he wrote the much-loved C’est La Folie column in the Daily Telegraph. He has since published two bestselling books about his life-changing experiences in the French countryside, C’est La Folie and Je t’aime à La Folie and is the co-author with Stephen Grady of the bestselling memoir, Gardens of Stone, about an English boy in the French Resistance. A passionate cyclist, organist, writer and teacher, he currently lives in both England and France with his wife, two daughters and a French rescue terrier called Pike.