Sarah Gavron directed SUFFRAGETTE starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Meryl Streep, Anne-Marie Duff, Brendan Gleeson and Ben Wishaw. SUFFRAGETTE opened the London Film Festival in 2015. Before SUFFRAGETTE, Sarah's feature debut was BRICK LANE, which earned her a BAFTA nomination and The Alfred Dunhill Talent Award at the London Film Festival . Prior to this, Sarah's first full length drama, the Dennis Potter Award winning, THIS LITTLE LIFE for BBC TV, won her the TV BAFTA for Best New Director and both the Royal Television Society and Women in Film and TV Award, for Best Newcomer. Sarah was selected as one of Variety's ten directors to watch at the Sundance International Film Festival. While training at the NFTS and after Sarah made many short films which have screened internationally and won major awards. Sarah was nominated for the Douglas Hickox award for Best Debut Director in the British Independent Film Awards. Sarah’s feature documentary THE VILLAGE AT THE END OF THE WORLD was nominated for The Grierson Award in 2013 and won the prestigious Margaret Mead Award. In her early career, after completing an English degree, Sarah worked on documentaries for the BBC and Channel Four.
Sarah has sat on the board of the Tricycle Theatre and Cinema and on the advistory board of the National Film and TV school and she currently sits on the board for the British Independent Film Awards. Sarah has taught at the National Film and TV school among other film schools and has mentored new filmmakers for BAFTA and Women in Film and TV.