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18 February 2019

In The Spotlight: Jenny Ash & Sunshine Jackson, 100 Vaginas

The Vagina: one of the last screen taboos, and still the source of much embarrassment and shame for many women. But a one-off documentary for Channel 4 challenges us to take a new look – quite literally. Based on Laura Dodsworth’s book, Womanhood – The Bare Reality, in which the artist photographs a hundred women’s […]

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13 February 2019

Win a Copy of the Academy Award® & BAFTA-Nominated, RBG

At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (nicknamed Notorious R.B.G) has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. Betsy West and Julie Cohen’s Academy Award® & BAFTA-nominated RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg’s exceptional life and career. Watch the trailer here. Win a copy of […]

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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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10 February 2019

Applications Open for 2019 Writers Lab for Women Over 40

The Writers Lab is a four-day script development workshop that gives women screenwriters over 40 the opportunity to work intensively on their feature film scripts with the support of established writers, directors, and producers. The Lab is presented by New York Women in Film & Television, and Founder Kyle Stokes, and Co-founders Elizabeth Kaiden and […]

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10 February 2019

In The Spotlight: The Funny Disruptors

Double Yay Productions is a scripted comedy outfit founded and run by Natalie Bray (Producer and Creative Director), Caroline Amer (Producer and Business Director) and Rebecca Tanwen Morgan (Producer and Operations Director). The trio began working together after Bray took the decision to develop her comedy project Nutritiously Nicola!, originally a stage show which she […]

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07 February 2019

Applications Now Open for Inside Pictures, Prestigious International Training Programme

The National Film and Television School (NFTS) has today (Thursday 7 February) announced that applications are open for its prestigious Inside Pictures business training and leadership skills development scheme. Now in its sixteenth year, the 2019 programme is open to applicants from around the world who demonstrate a firm commitment to the European film industry. […]

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04 February 2019

Share Your Skills to Support Afghanistan’s First All-Female TV Station

Zan, meaning ‘women’ in Arabic, is the first TV station in Afghanistan to be made for and run entirely by women. The channel employs 50 women to create its daily mix of news, politics and lifestyle shows. In a country still recovering from Taliban rule, Zan’s team are transforming attitudes – and the ratings are […]

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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

LFA Award for Emerging Female Filmmaker Open for Applications

The London Film Academy’s (LFA) Pioneer Award gives a fully-funded place worth £23,000 on the Academy’s 12-month practical Filmmaking Diploma, to help a promising female filmmaker who might otherwise, due to financial constraints, not be able to access training. Jumaan Short, who was the inaugural recipient of the Award and started her course at the […]

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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

In The Spotlight: Jemma Riley-Tolch & Lilly Blazewicz from the Pinewood Creative Audio Team

Sometimes it’s hard not to get disheartened by the constant reminders of how far we still have to go to reach gender parity in the film and TV industries. Whether it’s stats from the latest academic study or the absence of women in recent awards nomination lists; despite a shift in the way we talk […]

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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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14 January 2019

What You Need to Know About New Short Film Fund, The Uncertain Kingdom

The Uncertain Kingdom is a new short film fund launched to give twenty filmmakers £10,000 each to make a film about how they see the UK in 2019. The project was originated by producer/director/exec John Jencks and will be produced by Jencks alongside producers Isabel Freer and (WFTV member) Georgia Goggin. A number of established […]

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03 January 2019

Latest Celluloid Ceiling Report Shows Women Made Up Just 8% of Directors

The 21st annual The Celluloid Ceiling study from the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film was released today (Thursday 3 January 2019) and showed that of the top 250 domestic grossing films at the US box office in 2018, just 8% of directors were women. That’s a three percentage points drop […]

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17 December 2018

Inaugural Recipients of WFTV Pat Llewellyn Bursary Announced

As exclusively revealed in Broadcast last week, the first three recipients of the WFTV Pat Llewellyn Bursary Fund are Megan Jenkins, Victoria Mapplebeck and Cheryl Richardson. The bursary is a unique initiative set up in memory of award-winning producer Pat Llewellyn (pictured) who was renowned for discovering and developing new talent. It is funded by the […]

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