Thank you so much to everyone who joined us to celebrate women in film at our last Talking Pictures session, as part of International Women’s Month.

Ros Cranston from the BFI shared BFI archive footage of film created by female filmmakers in the 30s, 60s and 70s, sharing their stories, struggles and successes with us. We were then joined by our panel: Sian Hamlett (Hamlett Films), Jane Sayers (Content Engine, Shell) and Sarah Beadsmoore (Zing Films) for a discussion facilitated by Emily Clements (Radley Yeldar). Each panelist shared examples of impressive contemporary corporate film created by female filmmakers and teams. The panel also opened up to us about their own personal experiences of sexism and sexual harassment in the workplace, as well as their more positive experiences of workplaces where gender inequality was less of an issue.

You can view a recording of the session below. Please note that we are unable to show the BFI archive footage as part of the recording, so these have been cut out of the film. They are available to view via the BFI archive itself, and their details are below.

Beside the Seaside (1935, dir. Marion Grierson)

Homes for the People (1945, dir Kay Mander)

Something Nice to Eat (1967, dir Sarah Erulkar)


Register for the rest of our International Women’s Month programme here.


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