Barnard is a filmmaker whose work has shown in cinemas, international
film festivals and screened in galleries including Tate Modern, London
and MoMA, New York. Her work has been screened on Channel 4 and had
several international broadcasts. She is currently developing a feature
film with FilmFour and UK Film Council.
Her critically acclaimed debut feature, The Arbor (2010) has won several awards including Best New Documentary Filmmaker at Tribeca Film Festival New York, Best Newcomer and Sutherland Awards at The London Film Festival, Douglas Hickox Award at British Independent Film Awards, The Guardian First Film Award, Best Screenplay at the London Evening Standard Film Awards, the Sheffield Documentary Film Festival Innovation Award and the Jean Vigo Award for Best Direction at Punto de Vista International Documentary Film Festival. She was nominated for the BAFTA Outstanding Debut Award in February 2011. The Arbor was released in cinemas across the UK in 2010 and will open in cinemas in USA in April 2011. The Arbor was one of four projects awarded a commission through the prestigious Artangel OPEN. Barnard is one of the winners of the Paul Hamlyn Award for Artists.
Barnard is a Reader in the Film Studies Department and Director of Undergraduate Studies for Film at the University of Kent
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