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Sarah Clift

About Sarah Clift

Sarah is a writer director from the UK. She is currently working on her feature film TWO OLD MAIDS, which was selected as one of the twelve projects in the 2019/20 iFeatures development programme and is currently in development with the BFI and BFI Vision Award-winning producers Pietro Greppi and Serena Armitage. Sarah’s latest short films THE BIRTH OF VALERIE VENUS was long-listed for a 2021 BAFTA and she is also developing her other short LITTLE THINGS and is writing another feature IN DEPENDENCE, as well as developing ideas for television.

A creative and visionary writer and director, Sarah Clift’s background is in writing award-winning advertisement campaigns in London agencies, including work for brands such as Adidas and McDonalds as well as directing important government commercials. Sarah made a bold move to directing film and her debut short La Madre Buena arose to immediate worldwide acclaim, screening at Academy and BAFTA recognized film festivals and receiving 38 wins and nominations. Her clear vision and strong unique voice has been noticed by film festivals and audiences around the world.

In Development

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • TWO OLD MAIDS
    • iFeatures
    • LITTLE THINGS
    • Short Film. Writer-Director
    • SANTA FEMINISMO
    • Short Film. Writer-Director

Film

    • Production
    • Company
    • Notes
    • THE BIRTH OF VALERIE VENUS (2019)
    • Short Film. Writer-Director. BAFTA Long-listed Cannes Young Director Award - Best Comedy UCLA Extension Film Fest - Best Director
    • LA MADRE BUENA (THE GOOD MOTHER)
    • WINNER - Best Screenplay, NewFilmmakers Los Angeles 2018 WINNER - Best Short Film, BIFA Longlist 2017 BFI Network Pick 2017 WINNER - Best New Director, Shots 2017 WINNER - New Director of the Year, Free the Bid 2017 WINNER - Best Comedy, The Smalls 2017 WINNER - Best Short Film, Fort McMurray 2017 WINNER - Audience Award, Encounters Film Festival 2017 WINNER - Audience Award, Calgary International Film Festival 2017 WINNER - Young Directors Award, Gold, Cannes Ad Festival, 2017 WINNER - Audience Award, VOWSS 2017 WINNER - Best International Short Film, Fastnet Film Festival 2017 WINNER - Grand Jury Prize, The Audience Awards Film Festival, Los Angeles, 2017 WINNER - The Juice Award, 2017 OVERALL WINNER - Lifetime TV and WFTV Short Film Awards WINNER - Best International Short, Afrodite Shorts Festival WINNER -5 x Gold Awards, Kinsale Short Film Festival