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. 

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.

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