The BFI Future Film Fest is calling all girls

Partnering with Women in Film and TV for its eighth edition, the fest is determined to give young women a platform

Needle from Anahita Ghazvinizadeh

Still from Anahita Ghazvinizadeh’s Needle

If you’re dismayed the total lack of women in Hollywood but don’t know what to do about it, the BFI Future Film Festival might be your first stop to change the game. Taking place over three days from February 20-22, the festival – open to anyone between the ages of 15 and 25 – is packed with 70 separate workshops, masterclasses, Q&As and screenings featuring the best films by upcoming filmmakers and, most importantly, providing opportunities to connect with the industry and kick-start your career in film.

This year, the Future Film Festival’s eighth, will go ahead with one major point of difference: girls will be at the forefront. Teaming up with Women in Film and TV, their stellar programme features talks with speakers like documentary filmmaker Kim Longinotto and The Great Hip Hop Hoax director Jeannie Finlay. Not to mention the scores of young female filmmakers up for awards the BFI gives out, like Hannah Gautry and the Oscar-nominated Daisy Jacobs.

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