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Filmmaker-Helena-Appio

Windrush Generation Elder Taught Real Life Lessons Says Director Helena Appio

By Jennifer Robinson | June 9, 2018

Women Of The Lens were pleased to collaborate with southeast London’s growing Brockley Max festival. The annual summer event grows each year to feature a plethora of family activities in the first week of June. The festival places the London ward of Brockley firmly on the map of cultural and creative activities. In City Scape […]

City Scape Dramas 8 June '18

Industry Panel Announced In Women Of The Lens and Brockley Max Festival, City Scape Dramas Event

By Jennifer Robinson | May 8, 2018

Women Of The Lens joins Brockley Max Festival to bring a collection of locally focussed films and an industry-led panel conversation. As part of south east London’s annual event, we present an evening of film shorts picturing our city. We invite you to join our conversation in a panel discussion with local industry and filmmakers […]

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Overdue Time For Change For The ‘Dark-Skinned Girl’ Narrative

By Jennifer Robinson | April 21, 2018

Black British twitter and now popular media has been awash with jalapeño-temperature heat focussed on colourism. Aside from the news about Arsenal football club’s long-standing manager stepping down, there was little else heating keyboards way into the wee hours. Colourism; that lingering by-product of the African slave trade where through the brutality of rape, the […]

Film Festival 101

Women Of The Lens Film Festival Happiness 101

By Jennifer Robinson | April 9, 2018

We’ve put together a short cache of dos and don’ts for film festival submission and participation for prospective productions. It’s by no means an exhaustive collection, but we hope it goes some way into enabling folks to make the most of their precious energies and time. Let us know what you think!   Stay close […]

TBB/BWNG - The Circle

New Collaborative The Circle, Embraces Black British Talent In Creative Discussion Forums

By Jennifer Robinson | April 5, 2018

We’re used to seeing film industry round-table talk from the USA. One that carries a lot of kudos is the series from The Hollywood Reporter, where industry heavyweights bring their game to discussions about acting, producing, directing…the whole filmmaking process. They happen in the UK too, but what’s often missing on higher profiled platforms this […]

Director Clare Anyiam-Osigwe

No Shade’s Love Letter To Black Women Penned By Film Director Clare Anyiam Osigwe

By Jennifer Robinson | March 23, 2018

Colourism is making quite the headlines of late. Amandla Stenberg is quoted as saying that she didn’t cast for a role in the landmark film that is Marvel/Disney’s Black Panther because she thought that roles were better suited for dark-skinned actors. Beyoncé’s father Mathew Knowles, claims his whole life has been ingrained with colourism, so […]