Our Strategies

At Raising Films we believe this choice is a product of social and economic conditions, and our mission is to bring about change, so people, and in particular women, in the film and television industry who want to have a family can continue their careers.

This is about development, sustainability and inclusion.

Raising Films aims to challenge, at a structural level, the demands the film and television industry makes of all of us.

Our Research & Work

The core mission of Raising Films is to champion and support parents and carers in the UK screen industries.

The film and TV industry must take action to serve its parent members better, and to increase their number. We call on the film industry to aspire to the best possible practice, to make it possible for all our voices to be heard.

We work with industry partners and the film and television community to ensure solutions are enacted, by lobbying, providing information, educating and signposting. Raising Films works with the Film & Television Charity to provide a Family Support Fund; we partner with organisations in line with our aims to amplify our mission.

We provide a communal voice for people working in the film and television industry though surveys, reports, lobbying and interventions. Our survey Making It Possible: Voices of Parents and Carers in the UK Film and Television Industry was the first-ever survey to look at the impact of parenting and caring labour for workers across the UK’s film and television sector. It reveals very clear barriers for parents and carers who work within the sector, which do not only affect women, but continue to affect them disproportionately.

Respondents were 78% female and 21% male, and the survey observed that women tended to carry more of the burden as carers.
79% of parents and carers told us that their caring labour had a negative impact on their work in the UK film and television industries.
63% of respondents work freelance or are self-employed, and financial uncertainty is a major concern.

Who We Are


At Raising Films we believe it takes a community to make a film, raise a child… We’re delighted to have received support and funding from the following industry organisations: