Zillah Bowes


Wales, UK

Zillah is a Welsh/English writer, director and artist. Her short film STAYING/AROS MAE won the Grand Jury Prize at Premiers Plans Angers Film Festival and Special Mention at Encounters Film Festival in 2021, and screened internationally including Palm Springs ShortFest. Her short film ALLOWED premiered at Edinburgh International Film Festival and won the Jury’s Stellar Award at Thomas Edison Film Festival in 2021.
Zillah trained at the National Film and Television School (NFTS) and won a John Brabourne Award from the Film and TV Charity in 2020. Her debut as director SMALL PROTESTS was nominated for a Grierson Award and won the Current Short Cuts Vimeo Award and Best Short Documentary at the London Independent Film Festival. Her films as cinematographer include ENEMIES OF HAPPINESS which won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival.