Balenji is currently the development and production assistant at Short Circuit, the film development hub for emerging Scottish filmmakers. She has been part of Leeds Film’s INDIs Young Film Programmers group and was a member of the 2022 cohort of Screen Yorkshire’s Beyond Brontës programme. Previously she worked in the third sector as a community and outreach development worker at Voluntary Action Leeds, and the West Yorkshire Print Workshop, and as a youth campaigns officer at Leeds City College. More recently she has worked as a programme assistant within Creative England’s Enterprise team. She hopes to combine filmmaking and programming with community-based practice and has been building her experience by working with organisations such as Glasgow Artists’ Moving Image Studios.