Film jury


We have confirmed that the amazing BFI Network, the part of the British Film Institute that funds short film, will take a permanent seat on the challenge jury.

We are working on the 2019 jury now and will announce the line-up as soon as we can.  Meanwhile, here is the 2018 jury!

garetth edwards - 48hr scifi film challenge winner

Gareth Edwards


Winner of the 2008 48hr challenge and director of Godzilla and Star Wars: Rogue One

Michele Fazekas Tara Butters

Michele Fazekas


With her partner Tara Butters, they are known for Kevin (Probably) Saves the World and Agent Carter

Tara Butters

Tara Butters


With her partner Michele Fazekas, they are producers known for Agent Carter and Reaper

Garen Daly

Festival Director

Award winning programmer and producer, director of the Boston SciFi Film Festival.





Glyn Dillon


British costume designer, as well as a comics and film storyboard and concept artist, best known for his work on the Star Wars films ‘The Force Awakens’ and ‘Rogue One’, as well as his 2012 graphic novel The Nao of Brown.

Ben Roberts, Bfi, SCI-FI-LONDON 48hr jury

Ben Roberts


Ben Roberts is the Director of the BFI Film Fund and is responsible for overseeing the BFI’s Lottery investments in film development, production and distribution, along with the BFI’s international activities.

michael sheen 48hr jury

Michael Sheen


A brilliant actor known for Tron: Legacy, Passengers and countless other fab films!