Johanna von Fischer
Johanna von Fischer worked at the British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) for 15 years. She started as assistant to the producer in 2001 and by 2003, she was sole producer of the Awards. In 2006 she became director, a position she held until 2015. During those years the stability and profile of this once little-known awards ceremony grew significantly. By 2015 BIFA had become an organisation that was both recognised and respected by the national and international film industry and media, as well as having a much higher profile with the public at large. Before joining BIFA, Johanna worked on various independent film and theatre projects as actor, casting director or administrator, as well as working as a personal development trainer for business corporations. She has a degree in Performance Studies and now works as a freelance consultant within the film and creative industries.