John Jeffrey Krish (4 December 1923 – 7 May 2016) was a British film director and screenwriter. He directed and filmed much archive footage and in particular Our School in 1962, showing the changing ways of Britain's school and the last few years of the 11-plus exam.[1]

In November 2010, the British Film Institute compiled four of Krish's documentary short films – The Elephant Will Never Forget (1953), They Took Us to the Sea (1961), Our School (1962) and I Think They Call Him John (1964) – as A Day in the Life: Four Portraits of Post-War Britain.[2] This compilation won the award for Best Documentary for 2010 at the Evening Standard British Film Awards.[3]

Selected filmography


  1. ^ "John Krish". British Film Institute. 8 May 2016. Archived from the original on 12 November 2022. Retrieved 23 February 2023.
  2. ^ Bradshaw, Peter (11 November 2010). "A Day in the Life: Four Portraits of Post-War Britain – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 22 February 2023.
  3. ^ "A Day in the Life: Four Portraits of Post-War Britain". digital:works. 27 June 2011. Retrieved 22 February 2023. winner of the Evening Standard film awards 2010 for best documentary
  4. ^ a b c d "Prize winners: The Film's of director John Krish". Film London. 5 December 2013. Archived from the original on 13 December 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2013.