Ella Glendining is a Writer/Director dedicated to telling authentic disabled stories. Her first feature, IS THERE ANYBODY OUT THERE? premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2023 as part of the World Cinema Documentary Competition, with its UK premier at Sheffield Doc Fest 2023. It has won a number of awards, including the Silver Horn for the director of a film on social issues at Krakow Film Festival 2023, the prestigious FIPRESCI International Film Critics Prize, and the Bring the Change award at Biografilm Festival 2023, as well as receiving a special mention at Milwaukee Film Festival 2023. Ella has written/directed short films with backing from Film4, the BFI, Arts Council England, Screen South, and the National Paralympic Heritage Trust. Ella was named one of Screen International’s Stars of Tomorrow 2020. She is currently writing a feature fiction film called CURIOSITIES OF FOOLS for the BFI. Ella is also an Access Coordinator.