The F-Rating

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

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

  • Triple F-Rated: Directed by a woman AND written by a woman AND starring significant women

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

Akeelah and the BeeF-Rated
Akeelah and 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 10 Aug
  • 10.30
  • Sun 11 Aug
  • 10.30
GwenF-Rated
Gwen 15
A dark folk tale set in the hills of Wales during the industrial revolution, starring Eleanor Worthington-Cox and Maxine Peake.
  • Sat 20 Jul
  • 20.45
  • Sun 21 Jul
  • 18.35
  • Mon 22 Jul
  • 13.15
  • 20.45
  • Tue 23 Jul
  • 13.55
  • 18.35
  • Wed 24 Jul
  • 13.35
  • 18.15
  • Thu 25 Jul
  • 11.30
  • 18.35
MidsommarF-Rated
Midsommar 18
From the visionary mind of Ari Aster comes a dread-soaked fairytale where a world of darkness unfolds in broad daylight.
  • Sat 20 Jul
  • 14.30
  • 20.00
  • Sun 21 Jul
  • 14.30
  • 20.00
  • Mon 22 Jul
  • 11.50
  • 17.30
  • Tue 23 Jul
  • 14.50
  • Wed 24 Jul
  • 12.15
  • 17.30
  • Thu 25 Jul
  • 13.20
blinded by the light 1F-Rated
Blinded by the Light 12A
Music fanatic Javed discovers the illustrious back catalogue of Bruce Springsteen and his world is turned upside down.
  • Fri 9 Aug
  • 12.50
  • 15.25
  • 18.00
  • 20.35
  • Sat 10 Aug
  • 12.50
  • 15.25
  • 18.00
  • 20.35
  • Sun 11 Aug
  • 12.50
  • 15.25
  • 18.00
  • 20.35
  • Mon 12 Aug
  • 12.50
  • 15.25
  • 18.00
  • 20.35
  • Tue 13 Aug
  • 11.15
  • 13.50
  • 16.25
  • 20.35
  • Wed 14 Aug
  • 11.35
  • 14.50
  • 17.25
  • 20.40
  • Thu 15 Aug
  • 13.10
  • 15.45
  • 18.15
  • 20.45
  • Fri 16 Aug
  • 11.35
  • 14.50
  • 17.25
  • 20.40
  • Sat 17 Aug
  • 11.35
  • 14.50
  • 17.25
  • 20.40
  • Sun 18 Aug
  • 11.35
  • 14.50
  • 17.25
  • 20.40
  • Mon 19 Aug
  • 11.35
  • 14.50
  • 17.25
  • 20.40
  • Tue 20 Aug
  • 11.35
  • 14.50
  • 17.25
  • 20.40
  • Wed 21 Aug
  • 11.35
  • 14.10
  • 17.25
  • 20.35
  • Thu 22 Aug
  • 14.50
  • 17.25
  • 20.40
blinded by the light 1F-Rated
Blinded by the Light (Baby Friendly Screening) 12A
Music fanatic Javed discovers the illustrious back catalogue of Bruce Springsteen and his world is turned upside down.
  • Mon 19 Aug
  • 11.00
blinded by the light 1F-Rated
Blinded by the Light (Early Doors) 12A
Music fanatic Javed discovers the illustrious back catalogue of Bruce Springsteen and his world is turned upside down.
  • Thu 22 Aug
  • 11.00

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