Layla Mirmalek

Festival Judge/Q&A

I've long been involved in the creative arts. After receiving a BA hons degree in Acting and Drama at Portsmouth University, I went on to study at the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, performing in stage plays and learning about film making. More recently I've taken classes at the Stella Adler institute in LA, studying acting and film. As well as acting, I also write and have authored a number of short stories.

What is my favourite film?
Shawshank Redemption