2017 Stars of Tomorrow announced

Screen International has revealed its Stars of Tomorrow 2017, spotlighting the hottest up-and-coming actors and filmmakers in the UK and Ireland. Now in its 14th year, the annual talent showcase shines a spotlight on the actors, writers, directors and producers from the UK and Ireland who are primed to make their mark in the screen industry in the years to come.

Stars of Tomorrow 2017

Stars of Tomorrow has a strong track record in identifying rising talent and ScreenSkills (previously Creative Skillset) is delighted to lend support to the initiative. Many of the talented filmmakers selected for this year's award have benefited from career development support through ScreenSkills-funded initiatives.

The 2017 Stars of Tomorrow include Kat Wood and Rubika Shah, who participated in 'Filmonomics’ run by Bird’s Eye View and Missing in Action; Anouar Balifa, who took part in B3 Media’s ‘Talent Lab’ and Film London’s ‘London Calling’; Farah Abushwesha benefited from Creative England’s Market Trader; Leanne Welham took part in Film London’s ‘Micro Market’ programme;  Sarmad Masoud received a project support grant from Film London’s ‘London Borough Film Fund’.

This year’s Stars will be toasted at an event in London during the BFI London Film Festival, on 5 October 2017. Screen’s Stars of Tomorrow 2017:

Filmmakers (writers, directors, producers)


Visit the Screen International Stars of Tomorrow hub.

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