Lizzie Francke is currently a Senior Development and Production Executive for the UK Film Council’s Film Fund, formerly the Development Producer for the Development Fund until its closure March 2010. She started her career as a film critic, was then appointed Artistic Director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival for the years 1997 – 2001. She subsequently moved into production, first for the production company Little Bird where she co-produced Marc Evan’s thriller Trauma, then as Executive Producer for EM Media, where her credits include Control, And When Did You Last See Your Father, Magicians, Donkey Punch, Complete History of My Sexual Failures, Summer, Mum and Dad and Better Things. She also acted as the British co-producer on Vinyan, the second film from the cult Belgian director Fabrice du Welz, which has recently been released in the UK.