Category: News

 
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19 January 2017

Record-breaking success for Jane Gull’s My Feral Heart

It’s been an auspicious couple of weeks for WFTV member Jane Gull, whose breakout hit film My Feral Heart has just become the UK’s most successful ‘cinema on demand’ film of all time. The team behind the film used people-powered cinema platform Our Screen to self-distribute the film, showing once again that failing to pick […]

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12 January 2017

Study shows % of women directors down on 2015

The latest edition of the Celluloid Ceiling report from the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film reveals that women comprised just 17% of all directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors, and cinematographers working on the top 250 grossing films in the US in 2016. This represents a decline of 2% from […]

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12 January 2017

Former WFTV Mentee secures investment for indie

Former WFTV Mentee Gillane Seaborne has secured an investment deal for her London- and Cardiff-based production company Midnight Oil Pictures. The deal has been made with investor and entrepreneur Richard Green and promises to help fuel the company’s growth and fortify its development team. The investment comes on the back of Midnight Oil’s participation in […]

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12 January 2017

Gurinder Chadha’s latest to premiere at Berlinale

WFTV Patron Gurinder Chadha’s latest feature film, Viceroy’s House will have its world premiere at this year’s Berlinale (9 – 19 February). The film, which stars Gillian Anderson and Hugh Bonneville is set in India in 1947 and is based on the true story of Lord Mountbatten, the man charged with handing India back to […]

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12 January 2017

Watch highlights from the 2016 WFTV Awards

Were you unable to join us for December’s WFTV Awards? Well, don’t worry because now you can catch up on some of the highlights from the event in our WFTV Awards video reel. If you want to find out more about all the winners from the day, you can read the press release here or […]

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06 January 2017

WFTV members at London Short Film Festival

Every year the London Short Film Festival (LSFF) fills the cinema screens and event spaces of London to help us all beat the January blues. As ever, we’re delighted to see that a whole bunch of WFTV members have work screening over the course of the festival and you can catch their films in the […]

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12 December 2016

Loran Dunn wins Best Producer at Underwire Awards, sponsored by WFTV

Women in Film & TV (UK) would like to congratulate Loran Dunn, winner of the Best Producer award at the Underwire Awards (3 Dec). Loran received the award for her short film Marina and Adrienne. The Underwire Best Producer Award, sponsored by Women in Film & TV (UK), recognises excellence in producing short films. As part […]

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12 December 2016

Heather Phillipson wins Jarman Award, Lucy Harrison wins Jules Wright Prize

Heather Phillipson has won the coveted annual Film London Jarman Award, announced at a special event at London’s Whitechapel Gallery. She receives £10,000 prize money, as well as a commission for Channel 4’s Random Acts. The Award was presented by charismatic and outspoken performer Toyah Willcox, who began her film career in 1977 when film director Derek Jarman […]

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05 December 2016

2016 Women in Film & TV Awards on Storify

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02 December 2016

2016 Women In Film & TV Awards Announced!

Acclaimed producer and former agent Beryl Vertue CBE was awarded The EON Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch, at the 26th Women in Film & TV Awards. Click here for our gallery from the 2016 WFTV Awards Actress Sarah Lancashire, television presenter Gabby Logan, BBC Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg, Gogglebox producer Tania Alexander and actress and writer Michaela Coel [pictured above] are just some of the outstanding women […]

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