Holly Aylett

Holly Aylett is an award-winning British filmmaker, and director of cultural sector organizations. She lectures in Film and Creative  Industries at London Metropolitan University and is a member of the  Cultural Committee of UNESCO‟S UK National Commission. She studied at Cambridge University (BA Hons & MA) and has worked extensively abroad.


She is a founding director of the UK Coalition for Cultural Diversity, the UK branch of an  international federation of creators‟ organizations working to implement UNESCO‟S Convention  on the Diversity of Cultural Expression, (2005). She is a founding director and managing editor  of Vertigo, the UK‟s leading independent quarterly on the moving image. In 2003 she set up the  Independent Film Parliament, a forum for the UK‟s independent film sector to feedback on  government policy.  


As Senior Research Fellow at the Global Policy Institute, her current research focus is on the role  of audiovisual policy in development agendas. Recent consultancy includes work for The  Commonwealth Foundation, The Council of Europe and The Traveling Caribbean Showcase  (Muestra Caribe).