Deborah Findlater

Diverse Recruitment: Can Film Education Improve? Student Deborah Findlater Provides Insights

Film studies education is a fundamental piece in the map of developing talent in the film industry. It’s a way of shaping how we as audiences experience film and a means of influencing industry representation. The study of film though mirrors the current industry and is lacking in the diversity our Festival champions. Educational institutions […]

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London Feminist Film Festival 2018

Women Of The Lens Collaborates With The London Feminist Film Festival 2018

We believe in collective collaboration rather than stoic solitude – especially if the work to be done operates in the same field. As long as ground-rules are set in place and all parties concerned are working with the same remit, so much more can be achieved. It’s with this ethos that we’re pleased to announce […]

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Simone King

Simone King’s Undiagnosed Webseries Highlights Mental Health And Receives Multiple Award Nominations

“I’m feeling humbled and inspired by my multiple nominations. It was an initial surprise to find out about the nominations as I had not submitted my work for consideration. It just goes to show that the energy of intention and action is the very powerful. I’m not invisible after all.” Director Simone King is elated […]

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What Is Broadcast Today? Line Up 25 Nov 2017

How Do Black Women Position Themselves In A Changing Broadcast Environment? What Is Broadcast Today? Panel Discussion Begins To Find Ways

If one works in the industry, it’s often difficult to imagine a time without the Internet. As technology progresses and advertising revenues fluctuate between traditional and alternative platforms of broadcast, the blurring of what we’d understood to be broadcast has changed. Some of the latest developments include the BBC moving its Channel 3 to digital online only. In this […]

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Social Media Assistant, Anastasia Abiom

The Women Of The Lens Festival Team Tell Us Why They Love Film

We continue our series where we get to know the inner workings of our team.   Anastasia Abiom graduated in Journalism in 2012 and is currently a freelance content and social media writer. Anastasia really has her sights set high as she begins to tell us about her love of the science fiction genre. “…It […]

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WOTL Team 2017

Women Of The Lens Festival Team Tell Us Why They Love Film

Building a cohesive team is essential for the Festival in order to deliver an event which is productive for all participants. That’s why we’re so enamoured by the team we’ve recruited in our inaugural year. They’re committed and more importantly…Love Film! In the first of our testimonials in getting to know our team, we hear […]

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Hopscotch Film Poster

‘Hopscotch’ Film Director Recounts Her Own Experience of Harassment

Based on true accounts, Hopscotch is a film about the first-hand experience of violence and street harassment experienced by minority ethnic and Muslim women. The film’s director Roxana Vilk has already been awarded for her filmmaking efforts with a Royal Television Award. Hopscotch is a film which embodied some of the ethos of the Festival […]

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Film Festival Research Made Easy By Director Daphne Schmon

Film festivals and entry to such platforms can be a minefield for filmmakers – especially first timers. The industry has shifted to the extent that festivals have not diminished, they’ve become more inventive and ingenious in their efforts to remain relevant and to offer filmgoers, filmmakers and peripheral industries a veritable feast of alternative-ness to […]

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So, Why Did You Make The Film? Directors Provide Insight Into Their Work

The reasons behind telling a story can provide backdrop for making sense of what we see on screen. Our Festival is packed with challenging productions which straddle many of the notions of humanity in our societies. Here we spoke with two directors to get to the core nuggets of their filmmaking. Let us know what […]

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Director Suza Singh and actor Anthony Anderson

Director Suza Singh Takes On The Action Genre For Women Of Colour

Action films seem to be the preserve of men. It’s hard to summon the name of an action-driven film where the lead is a woman.  But there are some seeking to change that dynamic and director Suza Singh is one such woman. Born in the UK’s Manchester (now living in Calgary) of mixed heritage, Singh […]

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