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BFI Flare reveals full 2018 programme, includes 'BPM (Beats Per Minute)', 'The Happy Prince'


UK doc A Deal With The Universe is festival’s Centrepiece Screening.

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Industry leaders demand action on gender inequality

2018-02-18T06:00:00+00:00By Melanie Goodfellow

Are quotas the answer?

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UK women in film call for end to harassment ahead of Baftas


Several Bafta attendees will bring activists with them to this year’s ceremony.

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Hungarian National Film Fund director praises new generation of women directors (exclusive)


Success of Oscar-nominated On Body And Soul has also buoyed national industry.

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'Lady Macbeth' scheme iFeatures relaunches as year-round, UK-wide lab (exclusive)


New iteration, which has now opened for applications, will select 12 projects from first-time filmmakers.

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Female DoP collective illuminatrix launches platform for emerging talent


illuminatrix rising will provide mentoring and exposure for two female DoPs a month.


London's Independent Cinema Office names participants for 2018 inclusivity scheme


Five trainees selected for 2018 edition.

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Film London launches scheme to help 150 Londoners into film and TV jobs


’Equal Access’ initiative looking to expand talent pool and find more industry partners.

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UK Casting Directors' Guild launches code of conduct for members


Code to ensure “duty of care” is fulfilled to actors.


Odeon launches diversity strategy


London launch ahead of roll-out across 14 European countries.

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Number of women directors up slightly in 2017 but still only 11%


Only one film directed by a woman in top 20 highest grossing US films.

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Women Film Journalists name 'The Shape of Water' as best film

2018-01-10T11:27:00+00:00By Wendy Mitchell

Lady Bird, The Florida Project and Faces, Places also win in multiple categories.

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Golden Globes 2018: Oprah Winfrey steals the show with powerful speech


Winfrey became the first black woman ever to win the Cecil B DeMille lifetime achievement award.

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Vice to tackle 'boys' club' culture

2018-01-04T10:44:00+00:00By Robin Parker Broadcast

Bids to quell UK staff unrest following claims that led to suspension of senior execs.


Open letter on film industry harassment attracts 500 signatures


Campaigning organisation Raising Films calls for measures to prevent misconduct.

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Swedish Film Institute to introduce sexual conduct education (exclusive)


SFI will mandate that companies take its courses to apply for funding.


Alicia Vikander signs letter exposing sexual abuse in Swedish industry

2017-11-10T17:16:00+00:00By Sam Warner,

Letter detailing abuse in film and theatre industries signed by 584 Swedish actresses.

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Safety at film festivals in the spotlight at This Way Up conference


Does the exhibition industry need a code of practice?

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Boudica Films launches sexual assault campaign, free legal advice service


‘No Predators’ initiative launches with code of conduct.


Telefilm Canada announces results of preliminary gender parity measures

2017-11-01T19:32:00+00:00By Elbert Wyche

Executive director ’encouraged’ by findings; final results due in spring 2018.