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Reclaim the Frame: How a British initiative is championing female filmmakers

In the U.K., Birds Eye View (BEV) has been spotlighting and celebrating films by women for 15 years and continues to do so with the recent launch of Reclaim The Frame. We spoke with curator and program producer Jo Duncombe about this fantastic new initiative, the diversity of the female gaze and how a grassroots network of influencers could very well be the answer to shaping the future of women in film.   

Associate Nicola Freedman

Associate Nicola Freedman graduated from the University of Sydney in 2016, with a Bachelor of Arts in Film and History. Now based in London, she has been working at a number of film, media and creative companies, as she pursues a career in film and television.

Having joined FF2 Media in February 2017, Nicola has been conducting interviews and reporting on women in the film more.


Female filmmakers set to take the London Film Festival by storm

With 33 percent of the Official Competition films directed by women, the 2017 BFI London Film Festival is set to showcase far more work from female filmmakers than many of this year’s most prestigious film festivals.

U.K non-profit gets animated over gender imbalance

‘If she can see it, she can be it’ Geena Davis

While the role of women in film has become an increasingly prominent issue addressed in the media, and by the industry itself, little is reported on women in animation and visual effects. As more and more films and television shows utilize the power of animation and visual effects, you would think that female animators and VFX artists, like their male counterparts, have been in high demand.  read more.


Female filmmakers play key role in UK movie boom

The backdrop of countless Bond films, Hugh Grant rushing to yet another wedding and endless period dramas, London is well and truly a cinematic staple. Indeed, the city is brimming with talented filmmakers and, thanks to a substantial film tax credit and the plunging pound (Thank you, Brexit!), it has become a hotbed of international film and television production.… read more.


‘Bend It Like Beckham’ director fights for change

Like New York, there is always something to do in London. Fancy afternoon tea on a double decker bus, playing miniature golf while sipping a cocktail, or diving into an adults-only glow in the dark ball pit? London’s got you covered. Unsurprisingly then, when it came to celebrating International Women’s Day, the city did not more.