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

Maya Angelou And Still I RiseTriple F-Rated
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise (18)
An icon of American politics and culture, Maya Angelou was an inspiring writer poet, actress and activist whose life spanned some of the most pivotal moments in the 20th century.
  • Mon 30 Oct
  • 18.15
grace jonesTriple F-Rated
Grace Jones: Bloodlight & Bami - Live with Friends (15)
Grace Jones and Friends Live promises to be thrilling and enlightening evening with the inimitable icon, as she discusses her life and work with some of her closest collaborators, from the worlds of music, fashion, art and film.
  • Wed 25 Oct
  • 19.00
I am not a witch Triple F-Rated
I Am Not a Witch
8-year-old Shula is accused witchcraft. She is exiled to the middle of the desert to a witch camp, where she must either accept her fate or risk everything for freedom. A bold and visually-striking debut feature from Zambian-Welsh director Rungano Nyoni.
  • Fri 20 Oct
  • 13.25
  • 20.45
  • Sat 21 Oct
  • 12.00
  • 20.45
  • Sun 22 Oct
  • 11.15
  • 20.30
  • Mon 23 Oct
  • 13.20
  • 18.10
  • 20.45
  • Tue 24 Oct
  • 13.35
  • 16.00
  • 20.45
  • Wed 25 Oct
  • 16.40
  • 20.50
  • Thu 26 Oct
  • 13.10
  • 18.00
  • 20.45
The PartyTriple F-Rated
The Party (15)
Masterfully shot and starkly lit in black and white, The Party is an absurd comedy wrapped in tragedy.
  • Thu 19 Oct
  • 12.45
  • 16.45
  • 20.50
  • Fri 20 Oct
  • 14.00
  • 18.10
  • Sat 21 Oct
  • 14.00
  • 19.00
  • Sun 22 Oct
  • 11.10
  • 15.35
  • Mon 23 Oct
  • 11.00
  • 13.00
  • 14.50
  • 18.10
  • Tue 24 Oct
  • 13.00
  • 18.10
  • Wed 25 Oct
  • 13.00
  • 18.10
  • Thu 26 Oct
  • 11.00
  • 13.00
  • 18.10
THE LOST HONOUR OF KATHERINA BLUM1Triple F-Rated
The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum
Co-directed by Volker Schöndorff and Margarethe von Trotta and adapted from a novel by Heinrich Böll, this is a key political film of the New German Cinema.
  • Wed 6 Dec
  • 18.30

F-Rated Films

Moana 3F-Rated
Moana (PG)
A stunning musical fantasy adventure from Disney following a young girl, Moana, as she tries to save her people. She sets sail with a legendary demigod, Maui, who guides her in journey across the Pacific to find a mystic island.
  • Sat 21 Oct
  • 13.00
  • Sun 22 Oct
  • 13.00
Akeelah and the BeeF-Rated
Akeelah & The Bee (12A)
Akeelah is a charming but insecure 11-year-old girl from gang-ridden South Central LA who discovers an unusual talent for spelling.
  • Sat 28 Oct
  • 13.00
perfect blueF-Rated
Perfect Blue (18)
Mima, a young pop idol is in the prime of her career. When a diary detailing every aspect of her life appears online, Mima begins losing her grip on reality, trapped in a web of paranoia and confusion.
  • Tue 31 Oct
  • 20.45
loving vincentF-Rated
Loving Vincent (12A)
The world’s first oil-painted film brings Vincent Van Gogh's most famous paintings to life to discover the narratives and the people within, Loving Vincent explores the life, and ambiguous death of the worlds most treasured and tortured artist.
  • Thu 19 Oct
  • 14.35
  • 18.35
  • Fri 20 Oct
  • 12.40
  • 15.55
  • Sat 21 Oct
  • 11.00
  • 15.35
  • Sun 22 Oct
  • 13.25
  • Mon 23 Oct
  • 12.45
  • 16.40
  • Tue 24 Oct
  • 15.45
  • 20.45
  • Wed 25 Oct
  • 13.25
  • Thu 26 Oct
  • 13.00
  • 15.20
ZoologyF-Rated
Zoology (15)
Strange, mesmerising and grotesque. Zoology is the story of a woman on a journey of self-rediscovery. After waking up with a tail, Natasha decides to use her new found ‘accessory’ as a reason to explore a life she never thought she could have.
  • Thu 19 Oct
  • 20.45
Murder on The Orient ExpressF-Rated
Murder on The Orient Express
A murder. Thirteen stranded strangers. One of the most fascinating detectives in the world. Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an all-star cast in this highly anticipated adaptation of one of Agatha Christie’s best-loved novels.
  • Fri 3 Nov
  • 13.00
  • 15.30
  • 18.00
  • 20.30
  • Sat 4 Nov
  • 13.00
  • 15.30
  • 18.00
  • 20.30
  • Sun 5 Nov
  • 13.00
  • 15.30
  • 18.00
  • 20.30
  • Mon 6 Nov
  • 13.00
  • 15.30
  • 18.00
  • 20.30
  • Tue 7 Nov
  • 13.00
  • 15.30
  • 18.00
  • 20.30
  • Wed 8 Nov
  • 13.00
  • 15.30
  • 18.00
  • 20.30
  • Thu 9 Nov
  • 12.00
  • 15.30
  • 18.00
  • 20.30
THE HITCH-HIKERF-Rated
The Hitch-Hiker (12A)
Two men on a fishing trip pick up a hitchhiker but soon realise he is not what he seems… Ida Lupino’s film is an incredibly tense thriller that packs many a punch in its 71-minute runtime.
  • Sun 26 Nov
  • 16.00
IN THE CUTF-Rated
In The Cut (18)
Writer and high school professor, Frannie Avery, begins a dangerous affair with a homicide detective investigating the gruesome murder of a young woman in New York City.
  • Sun 19 Nov
  • 18.15

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