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The Team

Film Northants is run by a group of enthusiastic volunteers (i.e. film geeks) who all live and work in Northamptonshire.  It is made up of a formal committee and members of the public. We always welcome new members, the only criteria being a love of film and an ability to meet deadlines. Please email to find out more.

Lily Canter

Chair and Head of Partnerships

mirror profile compressedFilm Northants founder Lily Canter was randomly inspired to set up the festival in 2008 during a spot of home cooking. Lily religiously reads Total Film magazine and is only recently getting over a fervoured obsession of Christian Bale. Lily is a journalist and lecturer who specialises in social media. She is currently watching (and loving) Supernatural and Sons of Anarchy and classes her favourite films as Pump Up the Volume, Blade, Anchorman and naturally American Pyscho.

Sam McNern


sam mcnernEmerging film director and professional lighting designer. Spends her time working on short films, raising twins and designing lighting for buildings. Eclectic taste in films – favourites include: Brazil, Broken Blossoms and The Matrix.

Tracey Selmes


TraceyTracey currently works as an administrator but is a keen filmmaker in her spare time. She has produced a short film and made  videos for small businesses and previously studied part time with the London Film Academy and Raindance Film Festival.  Tracey has enjoyed a love of films from a very early age and counts Beverley Hills Cop, Forrest Gump, Harry Potter and American Beauty among her favourite films.