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09 December 2019

2019 WFTV Awards: Meet Our Winners…

On Friday 6 December 2019 the 29th Women in Film & Television (UK) Awards took place at the London Hilton on Park Lane. Hosted for the sixth year by broadcaster and presenter Sandi Toksvig, the event celebrated 2019’s most talented and inspiring women in the film and television industry across a total of fourteen categories […]

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09 December 2019

WFTV Awards Interview: Baroness Floella Benjamin, OBE

This year’s EON Productions Lifetime Achievement Award winner Floella Benjamin changed the face of children’s TV at a time when black faces on screen were almost unheard of. To adults of a certain generation, just hearing the name “Floella”, is enough to instantly transport them back to when they were three or four years old, […]

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02 December 2019

2019 WFTV Awards Set to Take Place in London on Friday 6 December

The 2019 Women in Film & Television Awards, supported by Sky, will take place on the afternoon of Friday 6 December at the London Hilton on Park Lane. Tickets for this year’s ceremony went on sale at 11:00am on Monday 7 October and are now SOLD OUT. For updates on this year’s winnners after the […]

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25 November 2019

Director Shadowing Opportunity on CBeebies Show, Yakka Dee!

King Banana is a UK independent production company, specialising in children’s content. They are offering a female director the opportunity to shadow the producer/director team on the CBeebies hit show, Yakka Dee! (series 4 + 5), to see how a whole episode is put together from conception stage through to final delivery, and to creatively […]

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11 November 2019

WFTV Duty of Care Session and NI Mentoring Scheme Launch at the Belfast Media Festival

Women in Film and TV Northern Ireland (WFTV NI) took to the stage at the 2019 Belfast Media Festival (BMF) with a panel of leading women, all with first hand experience of ‘duty of care’ in the television industry, to debate the critical issue of who’s looking after the people who take part in TV […]

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06 November 2019

Applications Open for WFTV Mentoring Scheme in Northern Ireland

We are delighted to announce that applications for our pioneering new mentoring scheme in Northern Ireland are now open. The innovative programme is designed to help Northern Irish women who have more than five years’ experience working in TV production, who are now looking to take the next step in their career. For the last […]

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31 October 2019

BAFTA unveils 2019 Breakthrough Brits

BAFTA has announced the 20 talented newcomers from film, games and television selected by an industry jury as this year’s Breakthrough Brits. Twelve women made the list, including WFTV member, Kirstie Swain, the writer of Channel 4 comedy-drama Pure. The Breakthrough Brits initiative offers access to unique career development and mentoring opportunities for those involved. […]

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28 October 2019

New Study Quantifies the Gender Imbalance Among Film Directors in Europe

A new report from the European Audiovisual Observatory has found that women represent 21% of all directors of European films produced between 2003 and 2017. Overall, only 17% of European feature films were directed by women between 2003 and 2017, but the study found that the share is growing slowly. The report aims to help […]

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21 October 2019

2020 WFTV Mentoring Scheme – Final Chance to Apply

The deadline to apply for the 2020 edition of the WFTV Mentoring Scheme is 14:00 on Sunday 27 October 2019. The Scheme is aimed at women working in creative, craft, technical or business roles who have at least seven years’ experience in the film and TV industry, and will run from March – September 2020. […]

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01 October 2019

WFTV Awards 2019: Tickets Sold Out

The 2019 Women in Film & Television Awards, supported by SKY will take place on Friday 6 December at the London Hilton on Park Lane. Tickets for this year’s ceremony went on sale at 11:00am on Monday 7 October and are now SOLD OUT. If you made a booking, please follow the instructions you received […]

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25 September 2019

Applications now open for the 2020 WFTV Mentoring Scheme in association with ScreenSkills

We are delighted to announce that applications are now open for this year’s WFTV Mentoring Scheme in association with ScreenSkills. The WFTV Mentoring Scheme is aimed at women working in creative, craft, technical or business roles who have at least seven years’ experience in the film and TV industry. The scheme will run from March […]

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29 August 2019

Applications Now Closed: WFTV Pat Llewellyn Bursary Fund

**APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED** The WFTV Pat Llewellyn Bursary offers development funding for a factual or factual entertainment TV project, which can be either a one-off or a series and is open to all women regardless of their experience. We want to make this award as diverse and inclusive as possible, so it is open […]

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19 August 2019

Interview with WFTV Pat Llewellyn Bursary Winner Victoria Mapplebeck

“For me, the power of smartphone filmmaking is its intimacy and ubiquity.” In 2018, Victoria Mapplebeck was one of the inaugural recipients of an award from the WFTV Pat Llewellyn Bursary Fund. In this interview she reveals how the bursary has helped her develop her feature documentary. The bursary fund was set up to support […]

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12 August 2019

Mentoring Scheme Success Stories: Vivien Muller-Rommel

“I gained a lot of confidence from being on the scheme” Vivien is the Managing Director of Studio Hamburg UK and responsible for implementing and executing the company’s strategy for the UK and international markets. She is leading a team that develops and produces quality English language content for international audiences. Vivien has worked in […]

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09 August 2019

WIN Two Tickets to In Search… at Bertha DocHouse

In Search… is a film about FGM directed by Beryl Magoko that will be screening at London’s Bertha DocHouse on 16 and 17 August. The film premiered at Dok Leipzig where it won the Audience Award – Leipziger Ring, and won Best Student Documentary at International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA). As a young girl […]

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15 July 2019

Nominate Today! 2019 WFTV Awards Supported by Sky DEADLINE FRIDAY 6 SEPTEMBER

**PLEASE NOTE: THE NOMINATIONS WINDOW FOR THE 2019 WFTV AWARDS SUPPORTED BY SKY IS NOW CLOSED** We are delighted to annouce that the nominations window for the 2019 WFTV Annual Awards is now open. The annual event, now in its 29th year, celebrates the achievements of women in the industry across 14 different categories including […]

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15 July 2019

Win a Pair of Tickets to My Friend the Polish Girl Opening Night Screening

WFTV member Ewa Banaszkiewicz‘s debut feature film, My Friend the Polish Girl, which she co-wrote, produced and directed with Mateusz Dymek is released in select UK cinemas this Friday (19 July). The film premiered at IFFR (Rotterdam), then screened in Edinburgh, before winning the Grand Prix in Koszalin (the Polish equivalent of the BIFAs). To […]

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10 June 2019

2019 WFTV Pat Llewellyn Bursary Fund Open for Applications

We are delighted to announce that we are now accepting applications for the second round of the WFTV Pat Llewellyn Bursary Fund. First launched in 2018 in memory of award-winning producer Pat Llewellyn, the 2019 Fund will award four successful applicants £10,000 each to develop their factual entertainment or factual TV project; match them with […]

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03 June 2019

WFTV Members Taking Part in Concert to Make Noise For Female Composers

The stats about female composers in film and TV speak for themselves: between 2007 and 2017, women comprised just 1% of composers hired on the top 100 fiction films at the US box office. And here in the UK, women account for just 4.43% of all music composer credits on British films produced between 1911 […]

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13 May 2019

Mentoring Scheme Success Stories: Anaïs Baker

Anaïs Baker is an Executive Producer for BBC Studios Unscripted Content Partnerships and a Commissioning Editor for BBC Brit and BBC Lifestyle in South Africa. Having worked at a variety of production companies, distributors and now on the channels side, she is experienced in all stages of the IP pipeline from creation, development, production and […]

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