Raising Films is a campaign and community for parents and carers working in the UK film and television industries. Founded in 2015 by a group of parent-filmmakers, Raising Films aims to effect change towards an inclusive, sustainable and healthy industry. 79% of respondents to our 2016 survey told us that being a parent or carer had a negative effect on their career: this has to change.
It’s women who are still the predominant primary carers, and women who continue to struggle for representation across the film industry globally. To enable women to keep working and feel supported during demanding times in their personal lives, we need to challenge at a structural level the demands the film industry makes of all of us. Together, we can raise films.