Director’s Stories: Yolanda Beasley

Meet Yolada Beasley the editor of Write For Hollywood whose blog aims to nurture, encourage and inspire budding filmmakers from big ideas to the big screen. Now, taking her own advice, she’s completed her first feature film – Masters Of Romance, a fantasy rom-com she wrote, directed, produced and stars in due out in 2017. Being so up close […]



29 October: Chanya Button

Chanya Button is the first time director of Burn Burn Burn which, after being nominated for Best Film at LFF in 2015, is now out on general release! This is one film with a lot of girl power; Laura Carmichae (Downtown Abbey) joins Chloe Pirrie to lead alongside a gaggle of dark comedy heroes, Alice […]



21 October: Mira Nair

Mira has flexed her directing muscles across a galaxy of genres from romantic comedies such as Mississippi Masala (Sarita Choudhury’s debut role alongside Denzel Washington), period drama Vanity Fair starring Reese Witherspoon, and dramatic biopic Amelia starring Hilary Swank and Richard Gere. Her most recent film was drama The Reluctant Fundamentalist starring Kate Hudson. Mira’s […]



The Taste of Greed and Violence: Mary Harron’s American Psycho

Misogyny, murder, chainsaws and feeding a cat into an ATM machine; scenes that don’t exactly scream female empowerment. Yet Mary Harron’s reimagining of Bret Easton Ellis’s American Psycho has reinvented the book into a subtly delicious feminist film. Holly Thicknes from Girls On Film dishes up some food for thought just in time for our Women With A Movie Camera […]


Hidden Figures

August 2016

This edition of Good Things to Happen for Women in Film comes to you from festival director Corrina, who has been keeping track of this month’s goings on despite Notting Hill Carnival and her birthday! Read on for August’s highlights, including archive gems and news about the very welcome return of our pal Desiree Akhavan. New York Puts […]


American Psycho

26 SEP 2016 – BFI Southbank – 6pm  Artwork created by John Godfrey /   AMERICAN PSYCHO 2000 / Directed by Mary Harron / on 35mm  As part of the BFI’s Woman With a Movie Camera season, and our own annual look at representations of masculinity in the movies, we’re screening Mary Harron’s feminist […]


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