Some positive stats on women in film

Posted Wednesday 20 Feb 2019

Finally, some encouraging stats for women and people of colour in film. reports on the latest research from Dr Stacy L Smith and the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative shows that onscreen gender and racial representation has improved in popular movies. Analysis of the leads and co-leads of the most popular films from 2007-2018 showed last year 40 top-grossing films were led or co-led by women, compared to 32 in 2017.



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Applications open for Breaking Through The Lens pitching initiative

Posted Wednesday 20 Feb 2019

Need help accessing finance for your film? This wonderful Cannes Film Festival initiative helps connect female-identifying directors to top tier film investors. The programme is focused on practical actions and is a direct response to what the organisers, themselves female filmmakers, have encountered as barriers to their progress - access to finance. The 10 successful applicants will get the chance to pitch with their team at an event at the Cannes Film Festival - a guestlist-only event where the audience is limited strictly to people in film finance who are looking to fund female-led projects. All participants will then be connected via e-mail to funders that have shown interest in their project.

The deadline for applications is Monday 18 March, 2019.