Laurence Boyce


Laurence Boyce

festival representative, journalist

Laurence Boyce was born in Leeds, UK and gained a BA on Film and Literature from the University of Warwick. He began his career in 1999 as a programmer and moderator for the Leeds International Film Festival (where he still advises to this day) and also spent time as the director of GLIMMER: Hull International Short Film Festival.

He relocated to Tallinn, Estonia in 2010 and currently works for the Black Nights Film Festival, an A-List festival. He works as both a programmer for the festival's main competitions as well being the head of programme for PÖFF Shorts, the short film section of the festival.

Laurence is also an award winning film journalist and critic who has written for numerous publications amongst them Screen International, Variety, Sight and Sound, The Guardian, Cineuropa, Little White Lies and many others.

He is a member of FIPRESCI (The International Federation of Film Critics), the London Critics Circle, the European Film Academy and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

He is currently the chairman of the board of the Short Film Conference, a network of short film organisations from across the globe.
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