Derek has just been, in August, introducing the British films at the Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund; and in September he’ll be taking part in a panel at the Venice Biennale del Cinema; as well, in London, as discussing the film Rashomon for the company KPMG.

On October 4 he’ll be conducting masterclasses with Otar Iosseliani, and on October 6 with Mohsen Makhmalbaf at the 4th London Georgian Film Festival; while on October 5 he’s speaking at the Chelsea Arts Club on the role of the film critic.

In late November, he will be mentoring young Indian filmmakers in Goa.