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Clare Stewart

BFI, LFF chiefs slam industry's "pathetic progress" with female directors

At the programme launch for the 59th BFI London Film Festival, festival director Clare Stewart [pictured] and BFI CEO Amanda Nevill highlighted the need to address the lack of women directors in the film industry.

Sarajevo Open Air

Sarajevo Regional Forum to tackle gender equality

Conference on gender equality to be held at Sarajevo Film Festival’s Regional forum

Hope Dickson Leach

Campaign launched to support parents in film industry

New initiative Raising Films launches crowdfunding campaign in a bid to hire a project manager.


UK creative industries see employment growth

DCMS report highlights BAME gains but gender imbalance in industries.

Dear White People

'Dear White People': will the UK listen to race comedy?

Well-received race and identity comedy Dear White People marks the first acquisition for The New Black Film Collective but the film faces significant challenges in the UK.

CJ Obasi

British Council launches UK-Nigeria screenwriting programme

The British Council is launching a new UK-Nigeria screenwriting partnership programme at the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) titled Script Junction.

Claire Aguilar

Aguilar talks female focus at Doc/Fest

New programming head secured films by female filmmakers for close to 50% of the line-up.

Isabella Rossellini

Cannes: Isabella Rossellini to discuss sexism

Isabella Rossellini to discuss on and off camera sexism in cinema at Cannes’ Women in Motion event; other female-focused Cannes events include #SeeHerNow twitter campaign.

On Angel Wings

Animation training scheme aims to boost diversity

Scheme offers first roles for black, Asian and minority ethnic talent

Creative Access

Creative Access proposes paid BAME intern scheme

Creative Access has proposed a new diversity mentoring scheme for the UK film industry.

Mia Bays

Bays to lead Birds Eye View's second Filmonomics

Birds Eye View is planning the second year of its training scheme Filmonomics to launch in January 2015.

David Proud

David Proud stars in thriller iWitness

David Proud, who has broken ground as a disabled actor playing a wheelchair-using character on EastEnders, is now set for another first by playing an able-bodied character in psychological thriller iWitness.

Lay Me Down

Screen partners on Underwire festival award

The fifth Underwire Festival, which showcases shorts made by female filmmakers, will run Nov 11-15 at The Yard Theatre in Hackney Wick, London.

BFI: film diversity needs own conversation

EXCLUSIVE: Culture minister Ed Vaizey to meet BFI and industry during London Film Festival.

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

Only 16.3% of European films directed by women

Less than 9% of admissions for European films went to features by female directors, according to a new report.