Kibwe Tavares is an architect-turned-filmmaker whose first short film, Robots Of Brixton (a thesis project for his master’s degree) made a big splash in 2012, leading him to be nominated for the Grand Jury Prize and win the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. His second short, Jonah, also premiered at Sundance where it was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. His third short, Robot + Scarecrow, debuted at the BFI London Film Festival in 2017 where it was nominated for the best Short Film Award. In 2020, Kibwe directed the original story Aisha and Abhaya for the Royal Opera House, and executive produced the acclaimed adaptation of Malorie Blackman’s book series Nought’s and Crosses for BBC One. Kibwe's feature directorial debut, The Kitchen, will have its World Premiere at the closing night of this year’s BFI London Film Festival.
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