Wednesday 9 March  |  10am - 12pm | In person & online

Basma Khalifa

Director, Filmmaker, Writer & Fashion Stylist

The talented artist has been nominated for best newcomer at the Edinburgh TV Festival for her documentary that reached over 15 million people worldwide. She'll talk about her work that seeks to empower creatives and encourage others to explore their identity, and sharing what it's like working under the mentorship of Louis Theroux.


Basma Khalifa is a Sudanese multi-disciplinary creative currently living in London and raised in Northern Ireland and Scotland. Across all her creative outlets from her work as a Director, Filmmaker, Writer and Fashion Stylist, Basma speaks to cultures, heritage and sectors within society which she feels mould our future. Her work seeks to empower creatives and encourage others to explore their identity.

Basma is perhaps best known for fronting her BBC3 Doc ‘Inside the real Saudi Arabia…and Why I had to Leave’ which reached an audience of over 15 million worldwide and earned her a nomination for best newcomer at the Edinburgh TV Festival.

She has also filmed regular features on The One Show and Vice and has featured on various outlets such as BBC News, CNN, Sky News, ITV News and written for outlets such as The Independent, The Guardian, British Vogue and The Times. Basma has also directed various campaigns for Facebook, Instagram and Apple. Basma has been working alongside BBC Studios and under the mentorship of Louis Theroux and his production company Mindhouse to develop further documentary projects as well as further directing and consulting for brands.

Important: Sign-ups are only valid with your Confetti or NTU student email address. Compulsory group students do not need to book.

COMPULSORY GROUPS: VS21, VS20 and O211 to attend in person, S211, S212 and S213 to attend online

This session will take place in the Venue, Metronome and online. Check ticket availability.