Magazine article Screen International

BFI Mourns Loss of Chris Collins

Magazine article Screen International

BFI Mourns Loss of Chris Collins

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BFI colleagues have paid tribute to Chris Collins, the BFI Film Fund Senior Development and Production Executive who lost his battle to cancer on Saturday, Nov 1.

In a letter to industry colleagues today, BFI Film Fund head Ben Roberts wrote: "We are all going to miss his loyalty, honesty and integrity, his warm dry wit, and his complete devotion to independent film and the film industry he loved.

"He was a champion for new filmmakers and a brilliant creative mind. I think we will all feel his loss quite profoundly.

"All our hearts and thoughts are with Chris's wife Emma, his daughters Matilda and Jessie, and all his family."

At the BFI Film Fund Collins had strategic responsibility for shorts and low budget film, taking a leading role in the creation of the BFI NET.WORK, as well as projects which pushed the envelope of traditional filmmaking, including Amma Asante's Belle and Jonathan Glazer's Under The Skin amongst many others. …

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