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THE F-RATING IN THE NEWS

Read some of the coverage of the F-Rating in the world’s media and more news about the rating. For up to the moment news, follow F-Rating on Twitter and Facebook

F-Rated, IMDb Hackathon at BFI

Sick of hearing about all of the terrible gender statistics in film? Bored of women as stereotypes on screen? Wish you could do something but don't know what? Here's your chance! The biggest movie website in the world, IMDb has added F-Rated to all of the films which are directed...

Emma Watson shows her support for the F-Rating

In March 2017 the BBC published a story about the F-Rating having been added to IMDb. Emma Watson spotted the story and tweeted her support.

Bath Film Festival’s F-Rating added to online film site IMDb

A feminist film classification created to highlight the lack of women working in the movie industry is now being used on the IMDb film information site. The F-Rating was introduced by Bath Film Festival director Holly Tarquini in 2014 and has been taken up by more than 40 UK cinemas and festivals....

Holly Tarquini talking F-Rating with International Business Times

F for feminist: How a new movie ratings system is showcasing the work of women in film By Alfred Joyner, Video by Alice Wheatley While Oscar-winning movie Moonlight has been rightly championed as a success for diversity, there is still a glaring inequality that continues to plague Hollywood, the representation...

F-Rated Press Release Jan 2017

NEWS from F-Rating, Bath Film Festival, BFI, The Barbican and Genesis Cinema The leader of a campaign set up to highlight the amazing work that women are doing in film today coupled an announcement of three new successes for its F-Rating symbol with a plea for initiative to be made...

The F-Rated TED Talk

Why does it matter who tells the stories we see on screen? F-Rated Founder and Bath Film Festival Director, Holly Tarquini's very personal experience illustrates why the person who tells the story - and who the story is about - makes a difference. Holly Tarquini has spent the last 6...

Why some films get a capital “F”

Irish Examiner Thursday, May 12, 2016 A new feminist rating system for movies aims to draw attention to the prominence of women on both sides of the camera, writes Caroline Delaney IF YOU get a large ‘F’ stamped on a school or college test then it’s generally bad news —...

Can F-rated films help overcome sexism in Hollywood?

BBC Online By Ian YoungsArts reporter 4 December 2015 The inequality between men and women in the film industry has been brought into sharp focus by stars like Jennifer Lawrence, Geena Davis and Cate Blanchett. Could a new F rating - for films made by or with major roles for...

Gimme an F!

Bristol 24/7 Robin Askew, November 28, 2015 Bath Film Festival has always punched above its weight. Its enviable selection of events and exclusive previews draws an audience from a 40 mile radius, including plenty of cineastes from Bristol, which has no direct equivalent. But last year something strange happened. The festival...

London’s Genesis Cinema introduces ‘F-Rating’ to celebrate female talent in film

i-D Lula Ososki 4 April 2016 An idea originally coined by the Bath Film Festival, the 'F Rating' identifies films directed, written by or starring women The idea that women should be recognised in cinema is nothing new. In 1985, Alison Bechdel articulated a test for gender bias that rated...

The AV Club

“F” rating designed to highlight female-led films debuts in the U.K. A.v. Club By Danette Chavez@bonmotvivant Dec 4, 2015 3:45 PM 2015 may have been the year of Furiosa, but women continued to experience trouble in the film industry as a whole. A recent university study underscored just how underrepresented...

Do films really need an ‘F’ rating? (Yes, that stands for female…)

[actually, it stands for Feminist! - ed] Daily Telegraph By Radhika Sanghani 10:41AM GMT 14 Nov 2014 The Bath Film Festival has introduced a new 'F' rating for films with strong female credentials - whether the stars, directors or plot. Radhika Sanghani asks the festival's producer whether it's really necessary...