Women In Film

Hard Corps: Women in power and the politics of taking action

By Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

More and more movies are featuring female characters with strength, agency and a drive to take action. What took them so damn long?

Drew Barrymore is joining the female horror revolution

By Sofie Steenhaut

The all-female Black Rose Anthology is a necessary catalyst for achieving gender equality in the genre.

Hollywood mustn’t let Patty Jenkins become the exception that proves the rule

By Emily Bray

The Wonder Woman director has fully earned her shot at a sequel, but for now her success story remains an anomaly.

Juno at 10 – how have reproductive rights changed on screen?

By Mina Green

A decade on from its festival premiere, we explore the cultural impact of this feminist cult classic.

How feminist programming is forging a progressive future for women in cinema

By Christina Newland

At Bristol’s Cinema Rediscovered, female-driven stories came to the fore in thrilling fashion.

Why the future of genre cinema is female

By Justine Smith

At the 2017 Fantasia Film Festival, women directors once again took centre stage.

A brief history of women in World War Two movies

By Lena Hanafy

These films show the different ways women joined the war effort, often away from the home front.

25 new films by female directors you need to see

By Eve Watling

2017 is shaping up to be an exceptional year for women behind the camera.

How witches reclaimed their rightful place in popular culture

By Elisabeth O’Neill

Twenty years since Buffy first hit our screens, feminist horror fantasies are firmly back in fashion.

At ClexaCon, a moment of anger turned into action for LGBT women

By Ella Donald

A recent convention saw newly empowered fans take a stand against cynical queer representation.

It Felt Like Love: A celebration of 50 great female filmmakers

By Little White Lies

Personal odes to some of the finest women directors from around the world.

In praise of 9 to 5 and the ’80s career woman

By Simran Hans

How a socialist feminist fantasy kickstarted a trend for female-fronted mainstream comedies.

Alice Lowe’s advice to women working in the film industry

By Katherine McLaughlin

The Prevenge director on how she owned her womanhood by flipping a perceived weakness into a strength.

The audacious ideologies of indie cinema’s female saviours

By Kate Jackson

Talented filmmakers like Desiree Akhavan and Ingrid Jungermann are making their voices heard.

Why the world really doesn’t need an all-male Bad Moms

By Mike Tsenti

A role reversal spinoff to this year’s surprise summer hit would be a step back for gender diversity.

A brilliant new film traces the persecution of female runners

By Fred Wagner

Free to Run reveals how marathon runners like Kathrine Switzer set the pace for gender equality.

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