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
Either directed by a woman and/or written by a woman and/or starring significant women
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.
- Does it have a female director?
- Is it written by a woman?
- Are there significant female characters on screen in their own right?
The aims of the F-Rating are:
- To champion women in film and highlight the fantastic work they are doing.
- To encourage conversation around who tells the stories we see on screen – and whether that matters.
- To act like a Fairtrade stamp, giving the audience an opportunity to #VoteWithYourSeat, and support women in film.
- Shoplifters 15
- When Osamu and his son happen upon a little girl, alone in the cold, they take her back to their ramshackle home. Although the family are themselves relying on petty theft to make ends meet, they welcome this forgotten child as one of their own.
- Sat 25 May
- Wed 29 May
- 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
- Too Late to Die Young + Q&A 15
- Tarde Para Morir Joven
- Set in a rural commune in Chile in the aftermath of the Pinochet regime, this is a beautifully observed drama about different generations adapting to new freedoms and an uncertain future.
- Sun 26 May
- Wild Rose 15
- An uplifting story about a young woman balancing her dreams of being a country music star with the responsibilities of motherhood.
- Tue 21 May
- Wed 22 May
- Thu 23 May