Deva Palmier’s short films have screened at BAFTA, Academy Award, BIFA, European Film Award and Canadian Screen Award qualifying festivals. They have won six awards and been nominated for seventeen. These prizes include: Silver Plaque at Chicago International Film Festival-2003 and joint runner-up BBC New Filmmakers award 2004 for FISHY; Best Trailer Award at LA Underground Film Forum 2017, Platinum Award for Best Trailer at Mindfield Film Festival 2017 Los Angeles, Best Trailer Award at Creation International Film Festival 2017 for FINDING CLIVE Teaser Trailer. THE GRAB premiered at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2019 and was awarded Best Concept Film at Catfish Short! Short Film Festival 2020.

Deva is a BAFTA Connect member and also an alumni of the BAFTA Crew programme, the BFI Guiding Lights Scheme where she was mentored by Gurinder Chadha and also the Berlinale Talent Campus.

Deva secured a first for an MA in Feature Filmmaking at Bath Spa University, which helped prep her to make her first feature film BLUE.

Originally trained as an actress at Guildhall School of Music and Drama with a BP Scholarship, Deva spent a summer studying filmmaking at NYU, on a William and Eva Fox Fellowship and is still greatly influenced by Prof. Karl Bardosh’s hands-on approach to filmmaking.