Now a mainstay of our creative practices programme, our ever-popular casting event returns with aplomb. Come and join Emmy Award-nominated Leo Davis as she discusses her work in conversation with Margery Simkin. A founding member of the International Casting Directors Network, which shares knowledge of young European talent, Leo Davis has worked for over 25 years on a wide range of British and independent films, including Layer Cake, The Constant Gardener, The King’s Speech, The Queen and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. She has worked with acclaimed directors such as Fernando Meirelles, Roland Emmerich, Lars Von Trier and Wim Wenders. Leo will be joined in conversation by Hollywood casting director and JDIFF board member Margery Simkin, whose own credits include Avatar, Pacific Rim, Erin Brockovich and Top Gun.


Please note that the festival is over 18s only