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22 June 2017

Sargent Disc wins World class information security recognition

WFTV’s friends at Sargent Disc, the leading UK provider of payroll, production accounting and production management software to the entertainment industries, has been awarded ISO 27001 certification, the internationally recognised information security management standard. Laurence Sargent said “Our certification against this exacting standard reflects the excellent systems and processes we have in place, the quality […]

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19 June 2017

Online Premiere of Daisy Dickinson’s With Teeth surrealist short, Blue But Pale Blue

WFTV is delighted to be hosting the online premiere of Blue But Pale Blue, a surrealist short film directed by Daisy Dickinson (pictured right) for With Teeth. The film uses microscope footage and dreamlike imagery to take the audience on a journey through the deepest recesses of one man’s mind. Falling into a coma after […]

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15 June 2017

Women in Film LA launches Flip The Script

Our sister chapter across the pond, Women in Film LA has launched Flip The Script, a comedy series that does just that to the issue of gender parity. The comedic, short-form series – which premiered at WIF LA’s Crystal + Lucy Awards in Beverly Hills before launching online – takes a humorous and irreverent look […]

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15 June 2017

Project produced by Former WFTV mentee wins two Awards at Doc/Fest

Unrest, a project produced by former WFTV mentee Lindsey Dryden (above left) has picked up two awards at Sheffield Doc/Fest. The film won the Illuminate Award, which is supported by the Wellcome Trust and celebrates vibrant and innovative filmmaking inspired by scientific understanding. And the accompanying VR project for the film has won the Alternate […]

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15 June 2017

WFTV members shortlisted for Scottish Shorts 2017

Three WFTV members are amongst those who have been shortlisted for this year’s Scottish Shorts programme, run by the Scottish Film Talent Network. Laura McBride, Siobhan Fahey and Jennifer Corcoran are all producers and are attached to different projects. In total, 20 projects were shortlisted. The selected teams will participate in a series of development […]

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08 June 2017

Open letter sent by agnès films to Cannes organisers over concerns about the way parents treated

Rallied by agnès films, a group of filmmakers, actors, film critics, film festival organisers, distributors, scholars, audience members, and activists have written an open letter to the Cannes Film Festival organisers to show their concern over the way in which parents, in particular mothers, were treated at the 70th Cannes Film Festival. Read the letter […]

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06 June 2017

Alex Mahon to become first female boss at Channel 4

Alex Mahon has been named as the successor to David Abraham in Channel 4’s top job, making her the first woman ever to hold the Chief Executive role with the broadcaster. Mahon has been Chief Executive of SFX firm The Foundry since 2015, and prior to that was Chief Executive of Shine Group. She will […]

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05 June 2017

Wonder Woman breaks box office record – WFTV members respond to screening

Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman has delivered a record-breaking $100m opening weekend in the US, the largest ever for a female-directed feature. Globally, the film brought in a staggering $223m, including a $38m box office-topping debut in China. WFTV was delighted to host a special screening for our members last Thursday (1 June), and some of […]

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02 June 2017

Bliss! Screening at Regent Street Cinema on 18 June

Kate Kinninmont, CEO of WFTV (UK) will lead a short Q&A with Producer/Director Rita Osei, composer Hélène Muddiman and actresses Montserrat Lombard & Freya Parks at the end of the screening. Find out more and book here. Bliss! review “As a debut feature film from director Rita Osei, Bliss! has ambition and courage. So much […]

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01 June 2017

WFTV members selected for Continuing Drama Directors Scheme

Three WFTV members have been selected for the second edition of the Continuing Drama Directors Scheme. They are amongst 9 directors in total (8 of whom are women) that will be placed on some of BBC Studios’ key dramas. Current WFTV mentee Jennie Padden (above left) will be placed on Doctors, former WFTV mentee Christiana […]

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01 June 2017

Campaign for Parental Pay Equality submits report to Taylor Review

You may remember that a few weeks ago we encouraged all WFTV members to complete a survey to assist the Campaign for Parental Pay Equality in putting together a report on parental pay benefits for the self-employed. We felt it was an important issue for WFTV members – many of whom work freelance – and […]

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01 June 2017

Short films wanted for Women Calling the Shots

The Women Calling the Shots showcase of short films made by women filmmakers will take place at the 2017 Hamptons International Film Festival (5 – 9 October 2017). A partnership between the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) and New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT), Women Calling the Shots is in its 15th year. The […]

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26 May 2017

“I was told repeatedly not to make this film”: In The Spotlight… Debbie Howard

We all know that getting a film made is not easy. But once you’ve achieved that part, what about the Herculean effort needed to get it out into the world? Over the last few years WFTV has been keeping a keen eye on the progress of Still Loved, the debut feature-length documentary from former WFTV […]

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26 May 2017

Early works of Pratibha Parmar to be screened at special event

The early works of long-standing WFTV member and award-winning filmmaker, artist and professor, Pratibha Parmar are to be screened at a special event at the Bagri Foundation London Indian Film Festival (LIFF) on Sunday 25 June. 30 years ago, one of the world’s first South Asian LGBTQ+ activist groups, Shakti, started in London. It paved […]

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25 May 2017

Open call for narrative feature film projects with £2k development fee available

Former WFTV mentee Loran Dunn (pictured right) would like to let WFTV members know that her production company, Delaval Films has launched an open call for narrative feature film projects to add to their slate. They’ll support selected projects through bespoke and collaborative development, and then look to go on to finance these films for […]

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25 May 2017

WFTV member wins podcast award for film review show

Huge congratulations to WFTV member Cathy Cullen who recently won the Best New Podcast Award at the British Podcast Awards for Cinemile, a show she co-hosts and co-produces with her husband, Dave. “My favourite thing about our podcast is that we always have a female perspective.” The podcast is an ‘as live’ review of the […]

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22 May 2017

WFTV (UK) brings together international voices at Making a Difference conference

WFTV, in association with the BFI, hosted more than 30 representatives of the international chapters of Women in Film at BFI Southbank, London last week. Part of the event was a one day conference – Making a Difference – which looked at best practice in gender equality initiatives in film and TV around the world. […]

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22 May 2017

WFTV member Rubika Shah’s debut feature White Riot receives Creative England funding

Congratulations to WFTV member and director Rubika Shah whose debut feature, White Riot (working title) is one of three projects to be awarded funding in the latest round from Creative England’s Production Fund. Set against the backdrop of British punk, White Riot is about music, politics and fanzine culture in the late 1970s. Rubika’s companion-piece documentary […]

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18 May 2017

Q&A: NFTS Cinematography MA student Angela Neil

BAFTA’s UK Scholarship Programme is part of their charitable activity to support talented people at all stages of their career in film, television and games. The programme is currently open to applications from British Citizens in need of financial assistance to take a post-graduate course in the UK. Each BAFTA Scholar receives up to £12,000 […]

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18 May 2017

BAFTA Elevate directors announced!

The 15 directors selected for the inaugural BAFTA Elevate scheme – which is focusing on female directors seeking to progress in high end television and features – have been announced…and what a talented bunch they are! The calibre of the selected directors is undisputable, with an impressive list of credits and numerous top industry nominations […]

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