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Category: News

18 February 2019

Applications Now Open For Breaking Through The Lens

Breaking Through The Lens is a pitching initiative helping connect female-identifying directors to top tier film investors. The programme is focused on practical actions and is a direct response to what the organisers, themselves female filmmakers, have encountered as barriers to their progress – access to finance. The programme launched in Cannes in 2018, and […]

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11 February 2019

WFTV Wins Arts Champion Award at the Newport Beach Film Festival Awards in London

WFTV was deeply honoured to win an Arts Champion Award “in recognition of outstanding organizations, corporations, institutions or individuals that promote, defend, produce, educate, and encourage creativity and the arts” at the Newport Beach Film Festival Awards, which were held at the Langham hotel in London on Thursday 7 February. On a star studded night, […]

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10 February 2019

Board Member Liz McIntyre Represents WFTV UK at #CALLTOACTION 2019 at Berlinale

WFTV (UK) were honoured to add our voice to #CALLTOACTION 2019 at Berlinale, an international roundtable of women’s organisations in film and television led by Pro Quote Film and supported by Women and Hollywood and Auswärtigen Amt. Our Board member, Liz McIntyre was there to represent WFTV (UK)  and has written this report from the event: […]

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01 February 2019

Berlinale Set to Sign Gender Parity Pledge

Berlinale has announced that it will sign up to to the 5050×2020 Gender Parity Pledge, making it the latest international film festival to commit to doing so. Festival chief Dieter Kosslick will sign the pledge on Saturday 9 February (2019) at a gathering sponsored by our sister chapter, Women in Film and Television Germany. The […]

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31 January 2019

New BECTU Survey Finds 50% of Women in Creative Sector Have Experienced Bullying or Harassment

Half of women in the creative sector have personally experienced bullying or harassment at work, according to a new Bectu survey. The publication of their new research accompanied the launch of a Dignity at Work campaign. Their research also found: – 50% of women said they did not trust managers or heads of department to […]

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28 January 2019

Thelma Schoonmaker to Receive BAFTA Fellowship

Multi award-winning editor, Thelma Schoonmaker is to receive the British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ highest accolade, the BAFTA Fellowship, at the BAFTA Film Awards on Sunday 10 February. Schoonmaker is best known for her work on the films of her long-time collaborator, Martin Scorsese, such as Raging Bull, Good Fellas, The Departed and […]

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24 January 2019

DCMS “Will Continue to Monitor the Situation on Pay Discrimination” at the BBC

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee has published a short report in reaction to the BBC’s formal response to the Committee’s report on equal pay at the BBC. The Committee has stated that it stands by the conclusion of their inquiry, which was that their evidence suggests that some women at the BBC who […]

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24 January 2019

New Mental Health Initiative Seeking Short Films by Female Filmmakers

Toge+her is a new supportive space for women, addressing mental health issues. Each month they look at a new topic and each week they’ll upload new films relating to that topic. They are currently building up their film content, which consists of films by female filmmakers from around the world. With that in mind, if […]

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20 January 2019

Submissions Now Open for 2019 Underwire Festival

Submissions are now being accepted for the 2019 edition of Underwire Festival, the UK’s only film festival celebrating female filmmaking talent across the crafts. WFTV is a proud supporter of the festival and has been since it was founded a decade ago. Find out more about Underwire Festival and submit your film today. The regular […]

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17 January 2019

Films With Rape Scenes and Sexual Violence to Receive Minimum 15-Rating

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has published new guidelines which include a key change to the classification of films which include scenes of rape and other forms of sexual violence. The change means that no film that contains depictions of rape and strong sexual violence will be allowed a rating below 15. Craig […]

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