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21 May 2018

WFTV at Cannes 2018

The 71st Cannes Film Festival was an exceptionally busy one for WFTV. Chief Executive Kate Kinninmont represented Time’s Up in the UK at the French 50/50 by 20/20 panel event at which Thierry Fremont, Director of the Festival signed a pledge to improve the festival’s inclusion of female talent. Kate was also present when the […]

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21 May 2018

New Research Shows Inclusion of Women in Key Production Roles Worse in UK than Hollywood

More than half of British films had no or just one woman in key production roles, according to new research launched at events hosted by WFTV during the 71st Cannes Film Festival. A study of UK films reveals overall inclusion of women is worse than on the top 250 films released in the US. Academics […]

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21 May 2018

Nespresso Talents Short Film Competition – 2018 Winners

Over the Spring, Nespresso ran a short film competition aimed at emerging filmmakers, inviting them to highlight the achievements of women. WFTV Chief Executive Kate Kinninmont was part of an all-female jury (pictured right) which also included Caroline Norbury of Creative England, producer and ex-WFTV Chair Liz Karlsen, former WFTV mentee and director Christiana Ebohon-Green […]

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21 May 2018

Applications open for £150,000 WFTV Pat Llewellyn Bursary Fund

We are delighted to announce that applications are open for a brand new bursary to find, and fund, women with the best, boldest and most creative, entertainment or factual TV projects. In a joint collaboration, BBC, Channel 4 and ITV have come together to fund the bursary in memory of award-winning producer Pat Llewellyn who […]

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21 May 2018

Last Chance to Apply for £20k with Bumble’s The Female Film Force

Bumble Presents… The Female Film Force is an initiative offering unique grants to aspiring female filmmakers across the UK and Ireland. At this year’s Oscars only 15% of the winners were female … at the BAFTA’s it was only 20%. We need to see more stories by women, about women and told by women. Wouldn’t […]

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17 May 2018

Vancouver WIF Festival & International Screenplay Competition

Now in its 14th year, the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival (VIWIFF) showcases an impressive line-up of short and feature-length films (narrative, documentary, experimental and animation) by established and emerging women filmmakers from around the world. The 2019 edition of the festival will be held 5 – 10 March and screens films with women […]

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14 May 2018

82 Women March for Equality in Cannes

On Saturday (12 May), 82 women marched on the red carpet in Cannes, symbolising the 82 films which have screened in competition at the festival since 1946 (compared to an estimated 1,645 by men).  The purpose was to highlight the continued need to address the gender imbalance in the international film industry, and the demonstration […]

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14 May 2018

BAFTA TV Awards Success for Kate Adie, Three Girls and This Country

WFTV Award winners were amongst those celebrating at this year’s BAFTA TV Awards, which took place on Sunday 13 May. Esteemed journalist Kate Adie was the recipient of this year’s BAFTA Fellowship, the Academy’s highest honour. Adie is best known for her long service as the BBC’s Chief News Correspondent and won the WFTV Contribution […]

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10 May 2018

British Editor Anne V Coates Has Died, Aged 92

Multi-award winning editor, Anne V Coates has died, aged 92. Coates was an Oscar-winning editor who cut over 50 films in a career spanning six decades. She worked on some of the biggest films in Hollywood history, including Lawrence of Arabia (for which she won an Oscar in 1963), The Elephant Man and Erin Brockovich. […]

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04 May 2018

5 x £20,000 Film Funds Available From Dating App Bumble

The Female Film Force is a new fund from dating app Bumble which promises to grant five female filmmakers £20,000 each to make a short film, with a panel of judges set to include Ophelia Lovibond (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Georgine Campbell (Black Mirror). In order to be eligible, projects must be created by […]

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