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The Female Lead - A Special Screening of Céline Sciamma’s 'Girlhood'

This week, WFTV were delighted to be invited along to a screening – hosted by wonderful not-for-profit organisation The Female Lead - of Céline Sciamma’s ground breaking new film Girlhood (Bande des filles), set to be released in UK cinemas this Friday 8th May. The third feature film from the French director, Girlhood is a stark coming-of-age tale set in the virtually untrodden cinematic territory of the underprivileged suburbs of modern-day Paris, and seen through the lens of a black teenage girl.

In the Spotlight...Mette Reitzel and Susan Brand

Muneera Williams and Sukina Owen-Douglas are Poetic Pilgrimage – and they are making waves on the music scene as a Muslim Hip Hop and Spoken Word duo.

Bristol born with Jamaican roots the two friends converted to Islam ten years ago. Inspired by their faith and heritage, the women explore issues of identity, global and feminist politics in their music.

Stacey Dooley Shares Her Views on BBC Three's Move Online at the Edinburgh International Television Festival

Investigative reporter and presenter Stacey Dooley spoke exclusively at the Edinburgh International Television Festival’s EdTalks event, sponsored by UKTV about her views on moving BBC Three online.

Interactive Writing System Workshop with Eirini Konstantinidou

On 7th and 8th March WFTV members took part in the final pilot session of the ‘Interactive Writing System’, a two-day scriptwriting workshop developed by film director and WFTV member Eirini Konstantinidou. The pilot workshop was offered at a discounted rate exclusively to WFTV members, whose feedback has helped ready the workshop for official launch in May at University of Kent. 

In the Spotlight...Ilana Garrard

Ilana Garrard is getting used to standing out from the crowd. Not only is she one of a handful of female Steadicam Operators in the UK, she is also a founding member of Podhire, a company which offers a “one stop shop” crew van for the industry. Quite an achievement for someone who only left university two years ago.

In the Spotlight...Lisa Campbell Festival Director and journalist, Lisa Campbell, is the woman behind the Expert Women Campaign, an initiative which encourages broadcasters to increase their number of female contributors. In this interview, Lisa talks about the struggle, and advances, she's been working towards over the years.
Independent Filmmakers Sabotage Their Own Films Our friends at We Are Tonic have offered up their top tips on how NOT to sabotage your film's marketing and distribution.
iFeatures and Beyond: The Future is Bright In this final post from Team Ugly List, Jessica, Abby and Alex talk about their ambitious plans for the future and their desire to see more of the female gaze on screen.
In the Spotlight...Daisy Jacobs Rising Star, Daisy Jacobs, discusses her groundbreaking animation The Bigger Picture - alongside her Oscar nomination - after picking up the WFTV New Talent award in December.
iFeatures and Beyond: The End is Nigh iFeatures will soon be selecting their final features. In the lead up to the decision, Hope Dickson Leach tells us what she's learnt.