Our Allies

COLLABORATING WITH THE BEST

Discover who supports the F-Rated campaign and who we work alongside, championing equality in film

TESTIMONIALS

Amma Asante

"The F-Rating is a superb and necessary benchmark. One that all films and filmmakers should aspire to meet"

TESTIMONIALS

Kate Kinninmont

“Bravo to Holly Tarquini and F-Rating for launching this campaign and kudos to The Barbican and all the other industry organisations who are supporting it. We must all work together to ensure that we achieve equality of opportunity for all women in our industry, whether they work in front of or behind the camera. Onwards!”

Kate Kinninmont MBE, CEO of Women in Film & Television (UK)

TESTIMONIALS

Sarah Gavron

"I am so glad that the F-Rating exists. We desperately need to shine a light on the issue of the lack of women in film.  F-Rating is a fantastic way to draw attention to films that do employ women both in front of the camera and also behind the camera. Holly Tarquini has become a vital spokesperson in our industry representing all of us women filmmakers! As this website points out, this issue  goes beyond being just another instance of gender inequality in the workplace  - film both reflects our culture and influences it -when women are behind the camera there are always more women on screen. And those women on screen tell our stories and encourage and inspire girls and women in society.  Let's all support F-Rating and work together to help shift this imbalance once and for all!"

TESTIMONIALS

Hope Dickson Leach

"The more we see ourselves on screen, the more meaningful cinema can be. How else can we learn the truth of other people, if we don’t feel represented ourselves? To me cinema relies on empathy, which means we must all be present. Without empathy cinema becomes propaganda, a tool to carve people into falsehoods. Any efforts to promote an inclusive approach to storytelling should be celebrated, and as such, the F-Rating is a fantastic way to forge a path to equality for women not just on screen, but in the world."

TESTIMONIALS

Kate Hardie

"Who thinks the thought, who plans the plan, who tells the story, who sets the tone - makes a huge difference. Their experience of the world, of being human within it - shapes how they write, philosophise, what they think is important- and, of course how they make films. I am desperate for stories told by different voices: white, cis, hetero, middle aged and middle class men have been the dominant voice in cinema since it began and they still are in 2016. Like all of us, I hope the F-Rating becomes a thing of the past: that there will be a time when there will be so many different types of people telling cinematic stories that we wont have to point out those written directed and staring women, but for now it is a much needed marker to give us the audience a chance to chose when we want a different voice speaking to us, when we want to see the world through different eyes."  

SOME OF OUR ALLIES INCLUDE

African Women in Cinema

Created in 2008, the Centre for the Study and Research of African Women in Cinema | Centre pour l'étude et...

http://www.africanwomenincinema.org/

Agnès Films

Agnès films: supporting women and feminist filmmakers is named in honor of Agnès Varda, the French filmmaker who has been making...

http://agnesfilms.com/

Alliance of Women Directors

Alliance of Women Directors is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to: Increasing opportunities for women directors in film, television and...

http://www.allianceofwomendirectors.org

artfilm.ch

https://www.artfilm.ch/

Aurora Metro

Founded by writer and editor, Cheryl Robson and a group of women writers in 1989, Aurora Metro Books is now...

http://www.aurorametro.com

Barbican

The Barbican offers the best new film releases alongside a unique programme of special seasons and events. The film programme offers...

http://www.barbican.org.uk/film/whats-on.asp

Birds Eye View

We promote films by and about women, host film events and run UK and International Training programmes for female and...

http://birds-eye-view.co.uk/

Bitch Flicks

Bitch Flicks is a website devoted to reviewing films and television through a feminist lens. We’re interested in conversation about...

http://www.btchflcks.com/

BOOTH

A platform for women in film. BOOTH is a directory of women in the industry and a video channel of...

http://www.iambooth.com/

Calling the Shots

Calling the Shots: Women and Contemporary Film Culture in the UK, 2000-2015 is a four-year, AHRC-funded research project that investigates...

http://www.southampton.ac.uk/cswf/index.page

Club des Femmes

Club des Femmes are a queer feminist collective who curate film screenings and events. Their mission is to offer a freed...

http://www.clubdesfemmes.com/

Directed by Women

Inviting the world to fall madly in love with & wildly celebrate women filmmakers & their films. Make the Directed...

http://directedbywomen.com/

Directors UK

  Directors UK is the professional association of directors working with the moving image in the UK. Directors UK was...

https://www.directors.uk.com/

DOTT Films

DOTT aims to connect and inspire up and coming female filmmakers in the UK. We know how hard it is...

Dr Sarah Sparke

Sarah works in the Centre for Moving Image Research (CMIR) at the University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol. ...

Film Fatales

Film Fatales is a network of women filmmakers who meet regularly to mentor each other, share resources, collaborate on projects...

http://www.filmfatales.org

Girls On Film

Girls On Film is a female-centric film collective aimed at starting socially aware conversations through the prism of film and...

https://girlsonfilmlondon.com/

Her Film Project

Her Film Project is a global initiative to support women and girls behind the camera, on screen, and behind the...

http://www.herfilmproject.com

Illuminatrix

Illuminatrix is a collective of female cinematographers based in the UK and working internationally. Each of us has over five...

http://illuminatrixdops.com/

Le Deuxième Regard

-Towards gender equality in Cinema-   Le Deuxième Regard is a feminist film association based in Paris which strives to...

http://www.ledeuxiemeregard.com/

London International STORY FIRST Film Festival

http://www.LISFfilmfest.co.uk

Métier

Métier is an ongoing film/podcast series celebrating women and their work. We provide a platform to showcase women working with...

http://www.metierproject.org

Natalie Wreyford

Natalie Wreyford is the full-time Research Fellow on Calling the Shots, contracted for three years. Natalie’s research interests are centred...

http://www.southampton.ac.uk/cswf/index.page

Parity Productions

Parity Productions is New York’s theatre company that is focused on both Art and Advocacy and founded by award-winning Director...

http://www.parityproductions.org/

Raising Films

Raising Films is a campaign and community for parents and carers working in the UK film and television industries. Founded...

http://www.raisingfilms.com/

Sophie Mayer

Sophie Mayer is a full-time feminist film activist. She is the author of Political Animals: The New Feminist Cinema (IB...

http://fuckyeahfeministcinema.tumblr.com

SORTA KINDA MAYBE YEAH

Sorta Kinda Maybe Yeah is a female film collective founded by Charlotte Lowdell, Aya Arden-Clarke, and Laura Kirwan-Ashman. It was...

http://www.sortakindamaybeyeah.com

Stephen Follows

  Stephen Follows on Twitter   Stephen Follows’ study report on gender inequality in the UK film industry

https://stephenfollows.com/

The Bechdel Test Fest

‘The Bechdel Test’ was inspired by cartoonist Alison Bechdel‘s 1985 tongue-in-cheek comic strip ‘The Rule’ which became a basic measure...

http://f-rated.org/allies/bechdel-test-fest

The Feminist Art Project

The Feminist Art Project (TFAP) is an international collaborative initiative celebrating the Feminist Art Movement and the aesthetic, intellectual and political...

http://feministartproject.rutgers.edu/home/

Wellywood Women

My Development project began in 2006. An investigation of women's engagement with the feature film development process in Aotearoa New...

http://wellywoodwoman.blogspot.co.nz

Women and Hollywood

Women and Hollywood educates, advocates, and agitates for gender diversity in Hollywood and the global film industry. The site was...

http://www.womenandhollywood.com/

Women in Film & TV (UK)

Women in Film & TV (UK) is the leading membership organisation for women working in creative media in the UK,...

http://www.wftv.org.uk/

Women’s Film & Television History Network

Women’s Film & Television History Network-UK/Ireland exists to support and disseminate research into women’s historical roles up to the present...

https://womensfilmandtelevisionhistory.wordpress.com/

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