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IMDb Adds The ‘F’ Rating To Celebrate Women In Film

by Katie Rosseinsky Thanks to successes like Rogue One and the Ghostbusters reboot, female-led films hit a record high in 2016. This year, we’ve seen Hidden Figures, the true story of three African-American women working as NASA mathematicians, pull in record numbers at the box office, while films spotlighting female stories – like Jackie, Arrival and Certain Women – have...

IMDb adds F-rating to feminist films

Christopher Hooten, The Independent. 21,800 films have been tagged with an F-rating so far. The Internet Movie Database (IMDb), which sees more than 250 million visitors per month, has adopted the ‘F-rating’ system to signpost films that were directed by women, written by women and/or pass the Bechdel test. It was...

Where To Find IMDb’s F-Rated Movies List So You Can Take Advantage Of This Amazing System

Dana Getz, Bustle.com As the lagging representation of women in Hollywood continues to become an increasingly crucial topic of discussion, IMDB has added an F-rating to help support feminist films. The feature ranks movies by three criteria — whether the work was directed by a woman, written by a woman, or features...

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...