BrisSciFilm 2021 — Science fiction judges

We can now reveal the judges for this year’s short science film competition for the science fiction category!

Once we have received all your entries, we will be passing on shortlisted films to the three talented people below. They’ll be deciding the winners!

Yolanda Sithole

Yolanda studied Comparative Literature at King’s College London and spent part of her degree studying in South Korea and North Carolina. While abroad, she specialised in Korean Literature in Film, as well as configurations of the African American identity in American cinema, before taking an interest in Afrofuturism.

After graduating, Yolanda went on to work at Blacklisted Films and then Drama Republic. She then moved to Three Tables Films, where she helped shape their slate of programming – seeking out speculative and sci-fi stories for adaptation. Yolanda then spent two years at Sky, and has recently joined Urban Myth Films as a Script Editor.

Andrew Glester


Andrew is currently a lecturer in science communication at UWE and the coordinator for the Space Universities Network. In his spare time, he has hosted science podcast The Cosmic Shed since 2015. The cosmic shed was listed as one of the Guardian’s favourite podcasts 2018 and has featured guests like Tim Peake, Nichelle Nichols, Marina Sirtis and Benedict Cumberbatch.

Andrew is also the host of the Physics World Stories podcast, a writer/reviewer for Physics World and a science film maker himself.

Follow him on Twitter: @astrondrew
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Gabriela Staniszewska


Gabriela is a multi-award winning filmmaker from Bristol, UK. She works primarily in horror and sci-fi, with a small local collective.

Her film ‘I Should Have Run’ won several awards and was showcased on the website of the production company behind Paranormal Activity and Get Out.

Follow her on Twitter: @gabstaniszewska

Ti Singh


Ti is best known for founding Bristol Bad Film Club. This local film night has raised over £30,000 for local charities over the years through the medium of terrible films.

A film enthusiast through and through, Ti has numerous other projects that include Born to be Bad, a book interviewing the actors behind some of the greatest movie villains of the 1980s. To cap it all off, he has also defended some of the shocking science to the bitter end as a panelist at our Science vs Hollywood events.

Follow him on Twitter: @Timonsingh

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