The F-Rating

The F-Rating will be applied to all films in our programme which are directed by women and/or written by women and/or have significant women on screen


F-Rated

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Either directed by a woman and/or written by a woman and/or starring significant women


Triple F-Rated

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Directed by a woman AND written by a woman AND starring significant women

Diversity statistics across the industry are extremely poor: 13.6% of all films made in the UK over the past 10 years have had a female screenwriter attached, and only 11% employed a female director.

Despite recent publicity suggesting equality in cinema is on the rise, statistics show very little growth or improvement, both in the UK & oversees. The F-Rating is a response to this, designed to support and promote women in film, both on and off-screen

About The F-Rating

Developed by Bath Film Festival and now expanding across the UK, the F-Rating is a new film rating which highlight films made by and featuring women.

Any film that answers yes to one of these questions is awarded the F-Rating stamp of approval.

  1. Does it have a female director?
  2. Is it written by a woman?
  3. Are there significant female characters on screen in their own right?

The aims of the F-Rating are:

  1. To champion women in film and highlight the fantastic work they are doing.
  2. To encourage conversation around who tells the stories we see on screen – and whether that matters.
  3. To act like a Fairtrade stamp, giving the audience an opportunity to #VoteWithYourSeat, and support women in film.

Find out more at f-rated.org, on Facebook or @F_Rating on Twitter

Triple F-Rated Films

F-Rated Films

The Greatest ShowmanF-Rated
The Greatest Showman (PG)
Grab your tall top hat, get on your trapeze and get ready to experience the greatest show ever! This star-studded musical extravaganza tells a story about the early days of circus, travelling shows, big tops and the people that inhabited them.
  • Tue 29 May
  • 12.00
Mary and the Witch's FlowerF-Rated
Mary and the Witch's Flower (PG)
While spending the summer with her Great-Aunt Charlotte in the countryside, Mary follows a mysterious cat into the nearby woods.
  • Tue 22 May
  • 15.15
  • Thu 24 May
  • 13.00
funny cowF-Rated
Funny Cow (15)
Set against the backdrop of working men’s clubs and the Northern stand-up comedy circuit, ‘Funny Cow’ charts the rise to stardom of a comedienne through the 1970s and 80s.
  • Mon 21 May
  • 15.45
  • 20.35
  • Tue 22 May
  • 13.20
  • 18.10
  • Thu 24 May
  • 13.45
  • 18.20
TullyF-Rated
Tully (15)
Marlo is an exhausted mother of three. Fearing his sister is close to breaking point, Marlo’s brother gifts her with help in the form of 26-year-old Tully, a thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny.
  • Mon 21 May
  • 20.40
  • Tue 22 May
  • 13.15
  • Thu 24 May
  • 20.45
A Gentle CreatureF-Rated
A Gentle Creature (18)
Russian
A woman living in a small village receives a parcel stamped ‘return to sender’ – a care package meant for her incarcerated husband.
  • Mon 21 May
  • 20.15
  • Tue 22 May
  • 17.40
  • Wed 23 May
  • 13.15
  • Thu 24 May
  • 17.40
Even When I FallF-Rated
Even When I Fall (12A)
Nepali
Sheetal and Saraswoti, were trafficked into corrupt Indian circuses as children. Years later, they are brought back to their home country of Nepal where they Over 6 years they finally confront the families that sold them.
  • Mon 21 May
  • 18.00
  • Tue 22 May
  • 20.45
  • Wed 23 May
  • 20.35
  • Thu 24 May
  • 15.30
zamaF-Rated
Zama (15)
Spanish
Zama, an officer of the Spanish Crown born in South America is stuck in a delicate limbo, waiting for the King to transfer him to a better place.
  • Fri 25 May
  • 17.10
  • 19.45
  • Sat 26 May
  • 17.15
  • 19.30
  • Sun 27 May
  • 18.10
  • 20.45
  • Mon 28 May
  • 18.10
  • 20.45
  • Tue 29 May
  • 17.20
  • 20.15
  • Wed 30 May
  • 17.45
  • 20.20
  • Thu 31 May
  • 18.10
  • 20.45

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