Women In Film

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.

Every female director at the 2016 BFI London Film Festival

By Lauren Thompson

This year’s bumper line-up boasts 114 films directed or co-directed by women.

Findings from the 2016 London Feminist Film Festival

By Sarah Jilani

Refugee women from beyond the Middle East made their voices heard at this year’s festival.

100 great female comedy performances – part 5

By Little White Lies

Geena Davis, Greta Gerwig and Emily Blunt step up to the plate in the final part of our toast to women in comedy.

100 great female comedy performances – part 4

By Little White Lies

Big hitters, bridesmaids and women on the verge of a nervous breakdown make the cut in this penultimate segment.

100 great female comedy performances – part 3

By Little White Lies

Our comedic rundown continues with a promiscuous band camp geek and an ageless Old Hollywood icon.

100 great female comedy performances – part 2

By Little White Lies

Thora Birch, Tilda Swinton and Whoopi Goldberg feature in the second part of our tribute to funny film women.

100 great female comedy performances – part 1

By Little White Lies

A tribute to some of the most memorable comic turns from women actors, featuring an immortal Meryl Streep.

Why do women make better film editors?

By Thomas Hobbs

Despite so few opportunities for female directors, women are currently thriving in the cutting room.

“Sheboots” aren’t the solution to Hollywood’s gender gap

By Katy Vans

Ghostbusters isn’t the only franchise to be recast with female leads – and that’s not necessarily a victory for equality.

The vengeful woman and the changing face of Asian horror cinema

By Amandas Ong

Will this enduring trope become obsolete as we move towards a less gendered worldview?

The original scream queens who gave giallo its feminist edge

By Emily Gosling

Iconic stars like Anita Strindberg and Edwige Fenech are the thread that ties this deviant subgenre together.

Do female producers hold the key to gender equality in the film industry?

By Katy Vans

Julie Goldman believes more women should take an active role in the creative process.

A UK cinema is dedicating 58% of its programming to marginalised filmmakers

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

The Watermelon Woman – the first film directed by an African-American lesbian – is among the titles screening at Liverpool Small Cinema.

Discover one of the hidden gems of the Czech New Wave

By Ben Nicholson

Drahomíra Vihanová’s banned debut and several of her documentaries are screening for the first time.

Why it’s time we started seeing more women making ‘male’ movies

By Katy Vans

Directors like Susanna White should be helming major franchises like James Bond.

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