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

F-Rated Films

Free SoloF-Rated
Free Solo 12A
Free Solo is a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock, the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, without a rope.
  • Mon 25 Mar
  • 18.10
  • Tue 26 Mar
  • 12.30
  • Wed 27 Mar
  • 18.00
the favourite 2F-Rated
The Favourite 15
An outrageously dark period comedy-drama from Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster, Dogtooth).
  • Fri 22 Mar
  • 12.10
  • Sat 23 Mar
  • 12.00
  • Mon 25 Mar
  • 12.40
  • Tue 26 Mar
  • 12.40
  • 14.45
  • Wed 27 Mar
  • 12.00
  • Thu 28 Mar
  • 14.15
BorderF-Rated
Border 15
Swedish
A spellbinding Scandinavian folk fantasy about a border guard who goes on a profound journey of self-discovery after meeting a mysterious stranger.
  • Fri 22 Mar
  • 13.30
  • Mon 25 Mar
  • 15.40
  • Tue 26 Mar
  • 17.25
  • Wed 27 Mar
  • 13.00
  • Thu 28 Mar
  • 12.50
Mr SmithF-Rated
Mr Smith Goes to Washington U
Film Studies kicks off with Frank Capra’s classic political comedy-drama about corruption in the US Senate
  • Wed 10 Apr
  • 18.00
thiefF-Rated
Thief 18
Michael Mann's feature film debut about a professional safecracker trying to go straight.
  • Wed 8 May
  • 18.00
tootsieF-Rated
Tootsie 15
This classic comedy of errors features Jessica Lange in one of her best loved roles. Endlessly quotable and still hilarious, this is the final film in our Film Studies collection.
  • Wed 22 May
  • 18.00
touchF-Rated
Touch of Evil 12A
Widely regarded as one of the greatest films of all time, Orson Welles’ cult film noir set on the Mexican border involves murder, kidnapping and corruption.
  • Wed 24 Apr
  • 18.00
3 FacesF-Rated
3 Faces 15
Persian, Azerbaijani
Eight years into his filmmaking ban, Iranian director Jafar Panahi (This Is Not a Film, Taxi) delivers another mischievous sideways glance at the contradictions in contemporary Iranian society.
  • Fri 29 Mar
  • 13.10
  • 18.10
  • Sat 30 Mar
  • 15.40
  • 20.30
  • Sun 31 Mar
  • 13.00
  • 18.00
  • Mon 1 Apr
  • 16.00
  • 20.30
  • Tue 2 Apr
  • 13.10
  • 18.10
  • Wed 3 Apr
  • 15.40
  • 20.30
  • Thu 4 Apr
  • 13.20
  • 18.10
Everybody Knows F-Rated
Everybody Knows 15
After making the trip from Argentina to Spain for her sister’s wedding, Laura’s eldest daughter mysteriously disappears during the festivities. The first Spanish Language feature from Asghar Farhadi, starring Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem.
  • Mon 25 Mar
  • 20.25
  • Tue 26 Mar
  • 20.00
  • Wed 27 Mar
  • 15.30
  • Thu 28 Mar
  • 11.15
  • 20.20

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