Abiola Rufai

About speaker

Abíóla Rufai is an award winning producer who won ‘Best Narrative Short’ at Tribeca Film Festival. She also works for BFI Network as a Network Officer, finding and nurturing emerging filmmakers. Prior to this she worked within commissioning at Channel 4, supporting the development of emerging talent across various TV initiatives including 4Stories series 2.

Well versed in short form & long form filmmaking, Abiola is currently working with Sid Gentle Films as assistant producer across the comedy/drama ‘Extraordinary’ for Disney+. She had previously worked with Sid as trainee producer on AMC/Alibi drama ‘Ragdoll’. Other recent projects include short films, “Motherhood” (Channel 4 Random Acts ) and ‘No More Wings’, commissioned and funded by Soho House/ IWC Schaffhausen. In April 2020 ‘No More Wings' won ‘Best Narrative Short’ at Tribeca Film Festival, and has since won various other awards including the Encounters Festival, IMDb Pro UK Audience Award 2020.