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The Big Screen Awards


23 November 2023, The Brewery

Speakers

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Sarah Lebutsch

Sarah Lebutsch

MD International Sales, Independent Entertainment

Sarah is Managing Director International Sales for Independent Entertainment overseeing all aspects of the international sales side of the company. With over 15 years of experience in international sales, Sarah manages feature film acquisition, sales strategy and process, festivals and international marketing.  

Sarah has an extensive network of world-wide distributor, festival, financier and producer contacts. Films she has recently worked on include LEWIS CAPALDI: HOW I’M FEELING NOW, produced by Pulse Films, and concluded a global deal for the film with Netflix,  MY POLICEMAN with Berlanti/Schechter for Amazon Original, IT’S A WONDERFUL KNIFE from producers Divide/Conquer which sold to independent distributors all over the world and will be on release this Christmas, Amrou Al-Kadhi’s debut feature LAYLA with BFI, Film Four and Significant Productions, and upcoming documentary HILL to be directed by award-winning filmmaker Alex Holmes.  

Other credits include GIMME DANGER (dir. Jim Jarmusch), WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN (dir. Lynne Ramsay), LITTLE WOODS (dir. Nia daCosta), DIRTY GOD (dir. Sasha Polak), MEEK’S CUTOFF (dir. Kelly Reichardt), EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP (dir. Banksy), STARRED UP (dir. David Mackenzie), SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED (dir. Colin Trevorrow) and OASIS: SUPERSONIC (dir. Mat Whitecross). 

Previously Sarah worked for the UK Film Council in its international department.