Taking place at Curzon cinemas in Mayfair and Soho, 2019 is the tenth year of BAFTAs annual series. The Screenwriters' Lecture Series exists to celebrate screenwriters’ authorial contribution to film and gives esteemed writers a platform to share highlights and insights from their careers with an audience of film-lovers and their peers.
With four features to her name, Céline Sciamma is already deservedly seen as one of the world's top writer-directors.
Able to connect closely to women's experience, she is equally able to bring empathetic life to a gender non-conforming child (Tomboy), a black girl gang in the banlieue (Girlhood) or two women keening with desire in the eighteenth century (her latest Cannes-prize winning script for Portrait of a Lady on Fire).
The infinitely wise and witty writer-director will be talking through her career, which ranges from animated films to TV series to feature films.
Created by BAFTA-winning screenwriter Jeremy Brock, the series is supported by JJ Charitable Trust.