Awards aren’t just about improving chances in the eyes of funders – the recognition of an award can mean the difference between stopping and continuing.
Women Talking is a meditation on how we tell stories of rape and a thoughtful exploration of how films can be made.
Women in films are often damsels in distress. Psychology shows such representations can impact how people feel about violence and gender roles in real life.
It’s a painful irony that a multi-billion pound industry, purporting to mirror real life is essentially erasing women’s stories from our screens.
Many women struggle to maintain a career in film after having children. But there are creative avenues to be explored to circumvent the gatekeepers, as filmmaker Victoria Mapplebeck discovered.
More women won than ever this year but work must be done to make sure they are not forgotten or left out again.
This year, with shrinking audiences and pandemic restrictions, there was a bitter irony in the fact women won more Oscars, across new and highly visible categories, than ever before.
Series including Ratched and American Horror Story are sustaining the careers of some of Hollywood’s most talented female stars.
The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley is compelling viewing – but why have there been more films about Steve Jobs alone in the past 30 years than about successful female entrepreneurs?
There are many gems of female filmmaking in the archives that have been overlooked and should be made accessible to contemporary audiences
The Academy still isn’t recognising women’s filmmaking. But you can.
In 91 years, only five women have been nominated as best director and only one has won the award.
For decades, academics have been portrayed as brilliant, heroic men on our cinema screens. It’s time to tell the story of more heroic female scholars. Here are some suggestions.
New analysis shows that women’s films get less EU backing, despite being more popular with critics than films directed by men.
Hollywood has long had a problem with diversity. But thanks to services like Netflix women have found a place for their stories, compelling Tinseltown to change.
Jo Nesbø’s bleak thriller featuring troubled hero Harry Hole, rings the changes in a genre recently dominated by female protagonists.
From Kill Bill to The Hunger Games, women have been kicking butt in films (and in real life) forever. But we still act surprised when they do, because deep down we still see women as the passive sex.
Original content made by subscription and on demand platforms such as Netflix and Amazon is taking off – but what does that mean for women screenwriters and producers?
The success of Wonder Woman has demonstrated an appetite for female leads in Hollywood films. So where are the movies that tell truth about young women’s lives?
The Lego Batman Movie is a worldwide box office smash – but have the filmmakers delved too much into the character’s more ‘toxic’ elements?