Good Things To Happen For Women In Film: November

The temperatures may be dipping but we’re still hot on the heels of finding just some of the reasons to be cheerful about the state of women in film. As ever, busy is the word of the month; Simran’s just got back from Belgium after interviewing a certain Amma Asante and has also been schooling future […]



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 […]



Good Things To Happen For Women in Film: October

The spookiest month of the year has kept BTF frighteningly busy. London Film Festival boasted an impressive crop of fine films from some of the world’s fiercest female directors, and we burnt the candle at both ends in a bid to devour as many as possible whilst finding time to pop to Bradford to introduce Ghostbusters at […]



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 […]


carmen jones

Good Things To Happen For Women In Film: September

Busy doesn’t even begin to describe how hectic team BTF have been in the last few weeks. From franticly trying to get to Toronto Film Fest after umpteenth standby flights, to trying to get back from New York after news of a pressure cooker bomb attack. Amid the mayhem of our travels we also delivered […]


Bechdel Test Fest