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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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18 May 2018

In The Spotlight… Kathleen Gray, Guarantee Broadcast Engineer for NEP UK

Kathleen graduated from Southampton Solent University with a BSc in Live and Studio Sound in 2013 before joining NEP UK Broadcast Services. Since then she has progressed from Junior Vision Engineer to Guarantee Broadcast Engineer and has been Engineer in Charge on some of NEP UK’s largest and most prestigious projects, including ITV’s Love Island […]

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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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04 May 2018

Win a Ticket to Screening of Ouaga Girls + Women of Colour Film Club Panel

When: Sunday 13 May 5:30pm – 9:30pm Where: The CentrE17, 1 Church Hill, Walthamstow, London E17 3AB Women of Colour Film Club and Last Frame present a special screening of Ouaga Girls, directed by Theresa Traore-Dahlberg, followed by a Skype Q+A. The film tells the story of a group of young women who tweak machines […]

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03 May 2018

Apply Now for £10,000 Second Feature Development Grant

The East End Film Festival’s Transit Award has been established in direct response to the alarming drop-off between first and second feature film production. Currently, over 80% of first time UK filmmakers never go on to make their second film. Feeding directly into the philosophy behind EEFF’s Mind the Gap professional development programme, the Transit […]

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03 May 2018

Applications Open for 2018 Women In Film Finishing Fund

The Women In Film Finishing Fund, run by Women in Film LA, gives grants to filmmakers working in both short and long formats, in all genres — narrative, documentary, animated and experimental. To apply for the Finishing Fund, the filmmaker must have completed 90% of principal photography and have a rough cut at the time […]

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28 April 2018

Win Tickets to Share My Telly Job Event

Share My Telly Job is an online community built for freelancers in the television industry who need a more flexible way of working. On the evening of Wednesday 23 May, Share My Telly Job are hosting a panel debate and networking event at Evolutions in London. This event will focus on retaining talent in the […]

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26 April 2018

In the Spotlight… Creative Producer Karen Newman

Karen Newman had a highly successful career in global events management in the City of London. Five years ago, she left that behind and combined her former training as an actor with her exceptional organisational skills and financial acumen to become a creative producer for film and TV. It’s fair to say the gamble paid […]

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26 April 2018

Win Tickets to Screening of Revenge at Genesis Cinema

We’ve got a handful of tickets to give away to lucky WFTV members to a screening of Revenge, a new horror film directed and written by Coralie Fargeat, which has been hailed for its cinematography and dedication to the female gaze. The screening will take place on Tuesday 22 May, 6.30pm at Genesis Cinema in […]

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26 April 2018

Applications Open for BAFTA Elevate 2018

Are you a writer? Are you trying to progress your career in film or television but you feel held back by your disability, gender, race, sexual orientation or socioeconomic background? BAFTA is seeking 15 writers from areas of under-representation within our industries, including but not limited to the above, who must have at least one […]

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23 April 2018

“You Won’t Regret Applying”: WFTV Members Share Their Experiences of Ones to Watch

Ones to Watch, The Edinburgh International TV Festival’s talent scheme, is a life-changing money-can’t-buy opportunity for rising stars in the TV industry. The scheme gives some of television’s best and brightest access to four days of inspiring sessions, creative debate, and unrivalled networking opportunities – as well as support and mentoring throughout the year. This […]

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23 April 2018

Triple Win for Three Girls at BAFTA TV Craft Awards

WFTV Awards history-making drama Three Girls continues to garner industry recognition, picking up three gongs at the 2018 BAFTA TV Craft Awards. Philippa Lowthorpe won the Director: Fiction Award, Úna Ni Dhonghaile won the Editing: Fiction Award, and Nicole Taylor won the Writer: Drama Award. In December 2017, the Three Girls creative team made WFTV […]

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