Charlotte Ginsborg is a London based film director. Coming from a background in fine art and photography her films combine documentary, fiction and performance to create rich multi-layered portraits of diverse communities and engaging individuals. Working with dance, spoken word and song the films interrogate the complexity of contemporary cities, politically, socially and aesthetically. Her latest film, Songs For The River, was nominated for Best First Feature, at Sheffield DocFest 2021. The film charts the life of an inner London housing co-operative during the pandemic, combining song and observational footage to celebrate diversity and resilience. She is currently working on The Taste & Ache of Action, a feature doc that combines boxing & dancing, and The Trojans, a film following a group of Syrian Refugees living in Glasgow as they develop and perform a play at the Edinburgh Festival that combines their experiences of loss and exile with Euripides Greek tragedy, The Trojan Women.

Reviews for Songs For The River:
'A fascinating glimpse into a very recent period of time, this is both intense and provocative' - Business Doc Europe
'One of the most impressive attempts to document the shock of the pandemic for all of us'
- Charlie Phillips - Head of Guardian Docs
'A searing image of honesty and resilience'- Loud & Clear
'An impressive piece of documentary filmmaking and a picture of hope and resilience' - Backseat Mafia

Reviews for Melior Street:
“Affecting and invigorating, formally inventive and psychologically acute, 'Melior Street', in seeking to honour the normally unknowable worlds that dwell behind every face and gaze, celebrates both the overlooked and the under-seen, This is life from the road surface up,” – Gareth Evans, Curator of Film at Whitechapel Gallery, London

Her films have been

Commissioned by:

Arts Council England, Channel 4, Film London (FLAMIN), Jerwood Foundation, UNHCR, Women Without Borders

Screened at:
London Film Festival, Rotterdam Film Festival (Tiger Shorts), Sheffield Documentary Festival, Glasgow Film Festival, Belfast Film Festival, Dance Camera West LA, Venice Biennale, Welcome Trust, ICA, Whitechapel Art Gallery and Serpentine Gallery London, Walker Arts Centre Minneapolis, Videonalle Kunstmuseum Bonn, Strossina Florence, Palazzo delle Arti Naples, Metropolis Kino, Hamburg, Germany.

Her films independent films are distributed by LUX: https://lux.org.uk/artist/charlotte-ginsborg

She also works as a commercial director, camera operator and DOP.
Represented by Wizzo and Co
Clients include:
Lancôme, Burberry, Bulgari for Nick Knight, EE, Nike, UBS, Marks & Spencer, Pepsi Max, Wella, Women Without Borders, Imams on Line, Poetry in the City, Project Art Works, Concord Prison Trust, FAST (Families Against Stress & Trauma)