WFTV News

23rd May 2016
It's rare you'll find someone who likes networking. How do you introduce yourself to a stranger? What do you talk about?
17th May 2016
  Boudica, Europe’s first film-finance initiative aimed at female-centric films, has launched at the Cannes Film Festival.   The initiative - supported by Women in Film & TV - will offer production and completion finance for films that meet a number of criteria, with the aim of increasing the employment of women in the film industry.  
10th May 2016
A new study of all British films in production during 2015 has revealed 25% had no women in the roles of director, writer, producer, exec-producer, cinematographer or editor.      
5th May 2016
Sheffield Doc/Fest (10-15 June), the UK’s premier documentary festival, has announced its full 2016 line-up, comprising UK and international documentaries, an Alternate Realities programme, virtual-reality exhibitions and talks.    
4th May 2016
Directors UK have published 'Cut Out of the Picture', a study by Stephen Follows and Alexis Kreager examining the career development of directors and showing how the industry culture leads to vastly different outcomes for men and women directing film.   
22nd April 2016
Domestic-violence charity Woman’s Trust is planning to auction items and experiences on ebay during Small Charity Week (16-26 June), to bring attention to domestic violence and the charity’s work - providing free one-to-one counselling, peer-support groups and self-development workshops - as well as raising much-needed funds.   
21st April 2016
WFTV mourns the passing of the immensely talented Victoria Wood, winner of our EON Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011. We remember her especially for the wonderful tribute she paid to her great friend, Julie Walters, when she presented Julie with her EON Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. Victoria could be rather shy and nervous but when she went up on stage that day she gave one of the warmest and wittiest speeches it's possible to imagine. The entire room was captivated - and reduced to gales of laughter. 
15th April 2016
The 'Sélection Officielle' of films showing at Cannes 2016 (11-22 May) has been announced, with movies helmed by women directors accounting for only eight of the 49 features scheduled.  
8th April 2016
Registration is now open for the Funny Women Awards 2016, in four categories: Stage, Comedy Writing, Comedy Shorts and the new Best Show award.
7th April 2016
Sheffield Doc/Fest has announced some of the line-up for the 2016 event (10-15 June).

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