In The Press2020-12-11T12:31:43+00:00

In The Press

  • The image shows Raising Films founders Nicky Bentham, Jessica Levick and So Mayer, and Raising Films ambassadors Alice Lowe and Manjinder Virk, holding the BIFA Special Jury Award on the red carpet at the 24th British Independent Film Awards. Nicky is wearing an ankle-length floral patchwork dress, Jess is wearing a sequinned jacket and black dress, So is wearing a grey waistcoat with black shirt and trousers, Alice is wearing a floor-length red dress, and Manjinder is wearing a floor-length blue lace dress.

Raising Films Awarded BIFA’s Special Jury Prize

December, 2021|

On Sunday 5 December, Raising Films attended the 24th British Independent Film Awards live at Old Billingsgate, where we were honoured to receive the Special Jury Prize. Awarded by the BIFA Main Jury, which [...]


December, 2020|

Coverage in Broadcast on the launch of our Creating Inclusive Productions Resource Extract: The campaign group felt compelled to act after a survey found almost 80% of parents and carers in the industry said [...]

Screen Daily

October, 2019|

An interview with Shelly Love on the release of her debut feature A BUMP ALONG THE WAY. As well as singing the praises of Northern Ireland Screen, Love is full of praise for Raising [...]

Irish News

October, 2019|

Director Shelly Love interviewed ahead of the release of her feature A BUMP ALONG THE WAY in the Irish News, with a name-check for Raising Films and our Family Support Fund, run in conjunction [...]

Women And Hollywood

June, 2019|

Coverage of the launch of We Need To Talk About Caring - our report into the scope and scale of caring across the film and TV industries. Link to full story Read more and download [...]

Screen Daily

June, 2019|

Coverage of the launch of We Need To Talk About Caring - our report into the scope and scale of caring across the film and TV industries. Link to full story Read more and download [...]

Screen International

April, 2019|

Cannes Marché du Film launches scheme to support delegates attending with children The Cannes Film Festival and Marché du Film announced on Tuesday that they are launching a new initiative, aimed at supporting film [...]


October, 2018|

Following The Guardian piece from Carey Mulligan about childcare on set, one of our founders, Hope Dickson Leach provided a statement to Reuters.

Little Black Book

March, 2018|

Our sister organisation Illuminatrix, who represent female DOPs in the UK, give us an awesome shout out in this #IWD2018 piece for Little Black Book: “There's other societal issues that prevent women from accelerating in [...]

Mandy Network

March, 2018|

Our co-founder Hope Dickson Leach spoke to international film community site about becoming a filmmaker, founding Raising Films out of frustration, how we've turned that frustration into action – and what we want to [...]

  • Time's Up rally opposite Downing Street last month (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images).

The Herald

February, 2018|

Co-founder So Mayer responds to the BFI/BAFTA principles and guidelines on harassment and bullying by asking what comes next, and how we can support the full realisation of the guidelines: We want these guidelines to [...]

agnès films

February, 2018|

Independent feminist film site agnès films, Jessica Gibbons quotes our co-founder Nicky Bentham on why we're running our crowdfunder: Conversations about inclusivity have never been more alive than they are right now, and Raising Films are committed [...]

BBC Scotland

February, 2018|

Hope Dickson Leach gave Raising Films' response to the BFI's principles and guidelines on harassment and bullying in the film industry on Good Morning Scotland. (Unfortunately the show is no longer available on the BBC [...]

Silent London

February, 2018|

An extraordinary reminder, in support of our crowdfunder, from silent film historian Pamela Hutchinson that women have a) worked in the film industry since its inception, and b) that the same barriers to sustainable and [...]

Women and Hollywood

February, 2018|

Over at Women and Hollywood (Happy 10th Anniversary!), Melissa Silverstein writes in support of our crowdfunder, summing up the problems we exist to address: Motherhood shouldn’t prevent women from making films, but it can. Caring [...]

Observer Magazine

January, 2018|

Raising Films co-founder Hope Dickson Leach was part of this post-#MeToo roundtable article by Martha Hayes. The article mentions our Making It Possible survey and includes Hope talking about both persistent discrimination and possibilities for [...]

The Observer

December, 2017|

Mark Kermode wraps up his 2017 Films of the Year round-up with a tribute to both co-founder Hope Dickson Leach's debut feature The Levelling and to Raising Films. This year also saw the long-awaited release of The [...]