Holly Aylett is Director of the British Coalition & Secretary of the IFCCD. She is a research fellow at Birkbeck College London. She qualified with an MA in English Literature at Cambridge University, then worked as an independent filmmaker before lecturing in film and cultural studies. She was founding editor of Vertigo, UK’s leading independent film quarterly, sat on the Cultural Committee of the UK National Commission for UNESCO and led the pan-European study “Where are the Women Directors?” on gender equality in film (European Women’s Audiovisual Network, 2016).