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Justin Johnson

Justin Johnson works for the British Film Institute as Lead Programmer for BFI Southbank and also selects animation and films for younger audiences at the BFI London Film Festival. He is a regular contributor to radio and TV on matters concerning children’s films, animation and films in general. He has served on juries at many European Film Festivals including Berlin, Copenhagen and Zlin and has served as both a selector and a juror for the British Animation Awards. As a member of the BAFTA Film Committee and Deputy Chair of the BAFTA Children’s Committee, Justin assists in the organisation of the awards and often chairs professional juries for different award categories. During his time at the BFI, he has curated seasons in partnership with Walt Disney Studios, the BBC, Shanghai Animations Studios, Pixar and the Swedish Film Institute, as well as hosting many on-stage events and interviews.

Articles by Justin Johnson

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  • Three to see at LFF if you like... animation

    Three hot tickets at this year’s BFI London Film Festival for all animation fans great and small.

    Friday, October 2, 2015


  • Doctor Who at 50

    Co-curator of our year-long Doctor Who celebration, Justin Johnson reveals the challenges of doing justice to ‘the greatest TV show in the world’.

    Friday, January 11, 2013


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