Tom Roberts - Vice Chair

Tom Roberts, the Founder of October Films, is one of the leading documentary directors of his generation with dozens of films to his credit, many of which represent landmarks in the history of UK documentary.

He has won more than 35 personal international awards and nominations for his directing, including an Emmy and a BAFTA. Outstanding among them are Company of Soldiers (2005); Inside the Mind of a Suicide Bomber (2003); Staying Lost (2000). His recent work includes writing and directing the feature film In Tranzit (a $6m UK/Russian co-production) starring John Malkovich, Vera Farmiga, Daniel Bruhl and Thomas Kretschmann.