There is now a large amount of research which evidences the under representation of women in film, in particular in terms of lead roles and directors.
Our main aims are to increase the number of female-led stories being made into films as well as to increase the number of women working in film, especially in senior positions.
We aim to support emerging directors through Boudica's Film Fund, as well as supporting projects which have lead female characters and c. 50% female crew.
In October 2017 Boudica launched the No Predators campaign which included several measures to help women's position in the film industry. We included a symbolic No Predators badge which was worn during our latest production Kat and the Band, as well as a helpline offering legal advice for anyone in the industry who has suffered sexual harassment as well as a code of conduct which is used on all Boudica productions.
For research on women in the film industry see below:
Women in independent film
High profile film festivals in the U.S. screened three times as many narrative films directed by men as by women in 2016-17.
Portrayals of female characters in the top 100 Films of 2016
In 2016, females comprised 29% of protagonists. This represents an increase of 7 percentage points from 2015 and a recent historical high.
DIRector's UK report
Cut Out of the Picture: A study of gender inequality among directors within the UK Film Industry