/Tag: international

Interview: Robin Swicord

2018-11-12T12:59:37+00:00May, 2017|Interview, The Long Read|

Robin Swicord is the award-winning and Oscar-nominated screenwriter of a significant body of films that often put the family lives of women front and centre, including Little Women, Matilda (with her husband, Nick Kazan), The Perez Family, Practical Magic, and Memoirs of a Geisha, as [...]

Interview: Of Love and Law

2018-11-12T12:59:49+00:00December, 2016|Interview|

OF LOVE AND LAW is a documentary, currently crowdfunding, about Japan's first LGBT law firm, run by partners Fumi and Kazu, and looking at issues including adoption, same sex partnerships and undocumented people. We talked film-raising with the international team making the film: [...]

Interview: Mania Akbari

2018-11-12T13:00:08+00:00October, 2016|Interview, The Long Read|

Mania Akbari is an internationally acclaimed filmmaker, artist, writer, and actress. Her provocative, revolutionary and radical films were recently the subject of retrospectives at the BFI, London (2013), the DFI, Denmark (2014), Oldenburg International Film Festival, Germany (2014) and Cyprus Film Festival [...]

Interview: Julie Dash

2018-11-12T13:00:08+00:00October, 2016|Interview|

Julie Dash has been making films and television for four decades, and is part of the LA Rebellion generation of filmmakers. Her feature Daughters of the Dust (1991) was the first full-length film by an African-American woman with general theatrical release in the United States. Dash is the [...]

Interview: Kelly O’Brien

2018-11-12T13:00:08+00:00July, 2016|Interview, The Long Read|

Kelly O'Brien is an independent filmmaker and mother of three who lives in Toronto. Her film “Softening” won the grand jury prize in the shorts competition at the 2013 DOC NYC festival and appeared in the New York Times online. She recently exhibited [...]

Interview: Beeban Kidron

2015-10-05T09:00:39+00:00October, 2015|Interview, The Long Read, Working in TV|

Beeban Kidron, Baroness Kidron, OBE, is a filmmaker, activist and campaigner. Her early films, Carry Greenham Home and Oranges are Not the Only Fruit, are key texts of British and feminist cinema. She subsequently moved to Hollywood, making films including Used People, To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, [...]

Interview: Alexandra Hidalgo

2015-07-31T09:00:30+00:00July, 2015|Interview, The Long Read, Watch|

Alexandra Hidalgo is a documentary filmmaker, an assistant professor at Michigan State University, and the co-founder and editor-in-chief of agnès films, a site for female filmmakers. Her current project is Vanishing Borders, a feature documentary telling the story of four immigrant women living in [...]

Sexism in the Workplace (Anonymous)

2018-11-12T12:57:44+00:00July, 2015|Working in TV|

The first time I ever noticed sexism in the workplace is when I was on set as a production co-ordinator in reality television – real sexism and racism and homophobia, I’d never seen anything like it, but that’s not to say [...]

Interview: Marie-Hélène Cousineau

2018-11-05T15:48:10+00:00June, 2015|Interview, Production Stories|

Marie-Hélène Cousineau formed the collective Arnait Ikajurtigiit (Women's Video Workshop, now Arnait Video Productions) in Igloolik, Nunavut, in 1991. She is its coordinator/trainer as well as an active collaborating producer. Cousineau has written about the experiences of women making video in Igloolik [...]