2023 Jury


Eleanor was born in Kent, UK into an artistic and business family including renowned Director John Boorman, CBE.

Described as, ‘One of the most respected artists in the UK’, her love of painting, sculpting and theatre began at Benenden School and Prince of Wales Drawing School, with respective scholarships. Acting at ten with Equity membership, She was represented by William Morris Agency, London and Natasha’s in Madrid in 1992 before studying at Durham University, Harvard and Oxford University.

Her interest in film as a creative medium was further grafted from a Diploma in Acting (2016) and eight year relationship supporting actor Charles Dance. Their talented daughter Rose is now eleven. Eleanor has a keen eye for continuity and historic detail in film, with a broad, scholarly depth in Social Science for a contemporary analysis of the humanities.


Peregrine is an Award Nominated London based Film producer with a background in Big Budget Studio films and Independent British fare. Having worked with many of the greatest filmmakers around on projects that range from micro budget shorts to a galaxy far far away, Peregrine set up his company, Ellipsis Pictures, to find and develop exciting emerging filmmakers in the UK.

Their first film, The Bike Thief (2021), upon release was described as “urban poetry” (The Guardian) and was long listed in various categories then later received a nomination from the British Independent Film Awards. Ellipsis’s next film, All My Friends Hate Me, was released in theatres in the UK by the BFI. The film was described as “a ferociously witty deeply British evisceration of upper class millennial anxiety”.

Peregrine also produced a campaign for the UK’s Covid Vaccination program in 2021 directed by Josie Rourke and starring Jim Broadbent. And more recently, for the BBC, he produced TS Eliot’s Four Quartets starring Ralph Fiennes and directed by Sophie Fiennes.


Dr. Paul Sutton manages, and teaches on, the Film programme at City Lit, London. He has previously taught Film Studies at the Universities of Roehampton, Hertfordshire and Bolton in a higher education career spanning over 25 years.

His main areas of research interest are film theory, psychoanalysis, and Italian and French cinema. He has published articles in journals such as Screen, French Studies and the Journal for Cultural Research, as well as chapters in books on French and Italian cinema.

He has recently published work on television as a form of palliative care in Discourses of Care: Care in Media, Medicine and Society (Bloomsbury 2020), and an assessment of the films of the Italian experimental filmmaker Ugo Nespolo in Philosophical Essays on Ugo Nespolo’s Art and Cinema (Cambridge 2018).