Caleb J. Roberts (he/him) is a BAFTA-Qualified, award-winning queer-trans writer and director from Belfast, Northern Ireland.

In 2022, Caleb’s debut short film Homebird was awarded Best Debut Fiction at the Academy and BAFTA qualifying Galway Film Fleadh. Homebird has gone on to screen at numerous festivals around the world; including an award nomination at the IRIS Prize 2022, BFI Future Film Festival, winning the Norman Houston Award at the 17th Capital Irish Film Festival Washington DC, and gaining a distribution deal with Channel 4/Film 4.

Focusing on themes surrounding masculinity, queerness, and place, Caleb’s work delivers thought-provoking and authentic queer representation from a trans-masculine perspective. Caleb is excelling as the first transgender person to receive funding from Northern Ireland Screen x BFI and is currently in the early development stage of his debut feature with the support of BAFTA-Winning production company Out of Orbit.


Twitter: @strangenewcaleb
Instagram: @calebjfilms

Arts Experience

Outburst Arts: Producer 2023-2024.

BFI Future Film Festival Event Producer: Fighting to be Heard - Queer Filmmaking in Adversity. 2023.

London Film Week Jury Member Dec 2022

BFI Film Academy Young Programmer 2022/23

BFI London Film Festival Event Curator: TRANSforming Screens 2022.


MA Film Queen’s University Belfast.
Graduated with Distinction 2021.

BA Film Studies Queen’s University Belfast. Graduated with 1st Class Hons 2019.