Keith Shiri is an international film curator and writer on African cinema. He is also programme advisor to the British Film Institute’s London Film Festival and has also served in that position for the Venice Film Festival. He was a member of the World Cinema Fund from 2004 – 2007 and has been an expert advisor for the EU-ACP Films, curated for the Sharjah Biennale UAE and was the first Executive Director of the Southern African Film Festival. He is founder and director of Africa at the Pictures and the London African Film Festival and Visiting Research Fellow for Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM) University of Westminster, London.
Shiri has served as a juror on a number of festivals including the Berlin International Film Festival, the Dubai International Film Festival, Pan African Film Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO), Tampere Film Festival and many others. He is currently on the advisory board of New York’s Focus Features Africa First, a programme that supports and mentors young African filmmakers.