Heather Stewart

Heather Stewart has been Creative Director at the British Film Institute (BFI) for the last 13 years and has a wealth of experience, leading on audience development across cinemas, festivals and streaming programming, as well as distribution and film sales in the UK and internationally.

She has sat on the BFI Lottery committee to invest in film production and distribution and exhibition, been a member of the BFI Production Board developing new filmmakers, and Arts Council England Artists’ Film and Video Panel supporting moving image artists. Having been very involved in cultural exchange of film programmes internationally, she has been an expert member of the European Film Festivals Fund, Creative Europe Media Programme, and a Jury member at film festivals worldwide.

Heather is now thrilled to be invited to bring this deep knowledge of film culture and wide range of experience to the Board of Creative Scotland.