Interviews

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WFTV Interviews director Beeban Kidron
Award-winning film and television director Beeban Kidron has an impressive career spanning 30 years. As well as being director, Beeban is the co-founder of film education charity FILMCLUB.  Her latest film InRealLife explores the relationship between teenagers and the internet. WFTV spoke to Beeban about the film and get her thoughts
 
Can you tell me, what was your inspiration for making the film?
Nicola Lees shares tips on how to complete your 2014 WFTV Mentoring Scheme application form

The WFTV Mentoring Scheme is a unique opportunity for women with at least 5 years experience in the film or TV industry to take part in an intense 6-month professional development programme. It’s no surprise that there’s a competitive application process, then.

From Directing in a van to Screening to the World... Haifaa Al Mansour Interview

Haifaa Al Mansour's film, Wadjda, tells the touching story of fun-loving and entrepreneurial 10-year-old Wadjda, who lives in a suburb of Riyadh (the capital of Saudi Arabia). With her heart set on a beautiful green bike which she wants in order to beat her friend Abdullah in a race, Wadjda must overcome her mother's - and society's - objections to her owning it.

Interview with Gabriela Cowperthwaite, Producer-Director of Blackfish

Blackfish is a gripping documentary exploring the contradictions inherent in keeping a highly intelligent and sentient species captive for our entertainment. The film’s narrative focuses on the life of Killer Whale Tilikum, the SeaWorld Orca responsible for the widely-reported death of experienced trainer Dawn Brancheau in 2010, and reveals why SeaWorld tried to prevent the public from knowing the full truth.

WFTV Meets... Helen Cotton of See Change Films

Following our special International Women's Day screening of feature documentary, Where the Water Meets the Sky, we caught up with co-director and producer Helen Cotton to talk about the the film and how she's bringing the film training and advocacy work honed in rural Zambia to the UK.

Interview with Jane Root - CEO, Nutopia

Mankind: The Story of All of Us launched on History earlier this month. Jane Root, CEO and founder of Nutopia, the production company which made the series, spoke to WFTV (UK) about the programme and about her life as the head of an international production company.

In Conversation with Sally Potter, Director of Ginger & Rosa

Earlier in October, legendary director and long-standing WFTV (UK) member, Sally Potter, spoke to WFTV CEO, Kate Kinninmont, and an audience of WFTV and Soho House members at the Aubin Cinema in East London following a private screening of her latest film and London Film Festival hit, Ginger & Rosa.

Climbing Inside the Story with Kate Leys

At this year’s BFI London Film Festival, Women in Film and Television (UK) hosted an interview with one of the UK’s most experienced and well-respected script editors, Kate Leys. During an engaging and amusing discussion with Briony Hanson, Director of Film at the British Council, Kate revealed her insights into the role of the script editor, how she works with writers, and some of the common problems sh

Malu De Martino: So Hard to Forget

So Hard to Forget: An interview with Brazilian Film Director Malu De Martino, by Rebecca Brand.

I first met Director Malu De Martino at the Brazilian Film Festival in London back in September of 2011. An instantly likeable and engaging person, I enjoyed chatting to Malu about the Brazilian and UK film industries respectively, and finding out about the film projects she had been working on in the UK which had lured her from the Brazilian sun to our grey shores.

In Conversation with... Kate Norrish and Polly Leys, Producers, Hillbilly Films

Interviewed by Briony Hanson, Director of Film, British Council, in front of an audience of WFTV members on 10.07.2012 in London, UK. Write up by Rebecca Brand

When Kate Norrish and Polly Leys won a TV BAFTA in May for their single drama, Random, we were especially proud at Women in Filmand TV (UK) because it was within this organisation that their working relationship began.

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