Focus on Women in Film

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. This should not come as a shock but each major study is greeted with a degree of surprise.

Our main aim is to increase female representation in lead roles in films and as well as directors. Our secondary aim is to increase female representation in other senior positions in film. 

See below for reports on women in film.

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