The F-Rating

Diversity statistics across the industry are extremely poor: 17% of the top-grossing films in 2022 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 & overseas. 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

robot dreamsF-Rated
Family Time: Robot Dreams PG
No dialogue
This week at Family Time, the wordless adventures of Dog and Robot in 1980’s New York City will make you laugh and cry. Nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 2023 Academy Awards.
  • Sat 8 Jun
  • 11.00
hoardF-Rated
Baby Kino: Hoard 18
English
This Baby Kino screening is exclusively for parents or guardians accompanying babies aged under one year old. Seven-year-old Maria and her mother live in their own loving world built on sorting through bins and collecting shiny rubbish.
  • Mon 20 May
  • 12.00
hoardF-Rated
Hoard 18
English
Seven-year-old Maria and her mother live in their own loving world built on sorting through bins and collecting shiny rubbish. One night, their world falls apart, and we join Maria a decade later, living with her foster mother.
  • Sat 18 May
  • 20.00
  • Sun 19 May
  • 12.15
  • 17.30
  • Mon 20 May
  • 14.45
  • 20.00
  • Tue 21 May
  • 12.15
  • 17.30
  • Wed 22 May
  • 15.00
  • 20.15
  • Thu 23 May
  • 13.20
  • 20.15
nezouhF-Rated
Nezouh + Q&A 12A
Arabic with English Subtitles
14-year-old Zeina and her family are the last to have stayed in their besieged hometown of Damascus in Syria. A missile rips a giant hole in their home, exposing them to the outside world.
  • Sun 23 Jun
  • 15.00
ldsF-Rated
DocNights: Long Distance Swimmer - Sara Mardini CTBA
German, English, Arabic and Greek with English subtitles
Sheffield DocFest present a special screening of Long Distance Swimmer - Sara Mardini, following the Syrian swimmer who pulled the boat that carried her and another 18 refugees to safety.
  • Mon 27 May
  • 18.00
anita pallenbergF-Rated
Early Doors: Catching Fire: The Story of Anita Pallenberg 15
English
Catching Fire: The Story of Anita Pallenberg is a portrait of a dazzling and irrepressible woman who helped create the DNA of rock ‘n’ roll.
  • Mon 20 May
  • 11.00
slow 2F-Rated
Slow 15
Lithuanian with English subtitles
Lithuania's official entry for Best International Feature Film at the 96th Academy Awards, Slow is a modern love story about two people exploring how to build their own kind of intimacy.
  • Fri 24 May
  • 17.30
  • Sat 25 May
  • 12.00
  • Sun 26 May
  • 15.00
  • Mon 27 May
  • 20.30
  • Tue 28 May
  • 17.30
  • Wed 29 May
  • 20.30
  • Thu 30 May
  • 15.00
Happy as LazzaroF-Rated
Showroom Classics: Happy as Lazzaro 12A
Italian with English subtitles
Showroom Cinema celebrates the May release of Alice Rohrwacher’s La Chimera by returning her beloved modern masterpiece, Happy as Lazarro.
  • Sun 19 May
  • 18.00
  • Mon 20 May
  • 13.30
  • Tue 21 May
  • 17.45
  • Wed 22 May
  • 12.15
  • Thu 23 May
  • 15.00
rosalieF-Rated
Rosalie 15
French with English Subtitles
France, 1870s. Rosalie is a young woman unlike any other. She hides a secret: she was born with a face and body covered in hair.
  • Fri 7 Jun
  • 12.00
  • 17.30
  • Sat 8 Jun
  • 15.15
  • 20.45
  • Sun 9 Jun
  • 12.15
  • 17.30
  • Mon 10 Jun
  • 17.45
  • Tue 11 Jun
  • 15.00
  • 20.30
  • Tue 18 Jun
  • 12.00
  • 17.15
  • Wed 19 Jun
  • 15.00
  • 20.15
  • Thu 20 Jun
  • 20.15
slow 2F-Rated
Baby Kino: Slow 15
Lithuanian with English subtitles
This Baby Kino screening is exclusively for parents or guardians accompanying babies aged under one year old. A modern love story about two people exploring how to build their own kind of intimacy.
  • Mon 27 May
  • 12.00
cluelessF-Rated
Young Programmers Takeover: Clueless 12A
English
A stylish, sardonic 90s makeover of Jane Austen’s ‘Emma’. Come for baby-faced Paul Rudd, stay for the catty teen politics of uppercrust high schoolers.
  • Sat 18 May
  • 17.45
tiger stripesF-Rated
Tiger Stripes 15
Malay with English Subtitles
Winner of the Critics' Week Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Tiger Stripes is a bold Malay-language body-horror from Amanda Nell Eu.
  • Fri 31 May
  • 20.30
  • Sat 1 Jun
  • 18.00
  • Sun 2 Jun
  • 12.15
  • Mon 3 Jun
  • 14.30
  • Tue 4 Jun
  • 20.15
  • Wed 5 Jun
  • 18.00
  • Thu 6 Jun
  • 20.45
YNKF-Rated
Climate Realities: You Never Know One Day You Too Might Become a Refugee + Q&A 18
English
Set in an imagined future, this film explores the humanitarian, ethical, legal, and political issues surrounding climate change-induced migration and displacement.
  • Tue 28 May
  • 18.00
slow 2F-Rated
Early Doors: Slow 15
Lithuanian with English subtitles
Lithuania's official entry for Best International Feature Film at the 96th Academy Awards, Slow is a modern love story about two people exploring how to build their own kind of intimacy.
  • Mon 27 May
  • 11.00
oinkF-Rated
Family Time Preview: Oink PG
Dutch with English Subtitles
When 9-year-old Babs receives a pig as a present, she is allowed to keep it under the condition he attends puppy-training. Catch a special preview of this award-winning Dutch stop-motion adventure at this week’s Family Time!
  • Sat 1 Jun
  • 11.00
in the shadowF-Rated
Climate Realities: In The Shadow of Light (A la Sombra de la Luz) 18
Spanish with English Subtitles
Set in the small Chilean town of Charrua, this film looks at the impact of its neighbouring electrical power plant on the local community.
  • Tue 21 May
  • 18.00
mother countryF-Rated
Sheffield Film Festival: Mother, Country – World Premiere + Q&A 18
Spanish with English subtitles & English
Showroom Cinema is proud to present the world premiere of Pablo Navarrete’s Mother, Country (El país de mi madre) followed by a Q&A with the director and his mother, who features in the film.
  • Wed 3 Jul
  • 18.00
la chimeraF-Rated
La Chimera 15
Italian with English subtitles
A British archaeologist, mourning a long-lost love, works with a group of grave robbers hunting ancient Etruscan treasures to sell on the black market in 1980s Italy.
  • Sat 18 May
  • 20.15
  • Sun 19 May
  • 14.45
  • 20.10
  • Mon 20 May
  • 11.45
  • 20.10
  • Tue 21 May
  • 12.30
  • 14.45
  • 19.45
  • Wed 22 May
  • 12.10
  • 15.00
  • 20.00
  • Thu 23 May
  • 12.15
  • 14.30
  • 20.10
jennifers bodyF-Rated
Young Programmers Takeover: Jennifer’s Body 15
English
When a satanic ritual backfires, the sacrificial cheerleader Jennifer Check is possessed by a man-eating succubus. Her best friend Needy must stop her cannibalistic murder spree. Fifteen years on, the film has become a cult favourite.
  • Sat 8 Jun
  • 18.00
matrix 2F-Rated
Showroom Classics: The Matrix – 25th Anniversary 15
English
A computer hacker (Keanu Reeves) learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.
  • Fri 7 Jun
  • 20.15
  • Sat 8 Jun
  • 15.00
  • Sun 9 Jun
  • 17.15
drylongsoF-Rated
T A P E presents SNAPSHOT: Drylongso 15
English
Pica is an art student who lives with her family in Oakland. As an outlet for her dysfunctional home life, she photographs African American men with the belief they are an "endangered species".
  • Sat 25 May
  • 20.40
  • Sun 26 May
  • 16.30
  • Wed 29 May
  • 18.00
  • Thu 30 May
  • 12.00
LLBF-Rated
Love Lies Bleeding 15
English
Reclusive gym manager Lou falls hard for Jackie, an ambitious bodybuilder headed through town to Vegas in pursuit of her dream. But their love ignites violence, pulling them deep into the web of Lou’s criminal family.
  • Sun 19 May
  • 17.45
  • 20.45
  • Mon 20 May
  • 15.15
  • 20.45
  • Tue 21 May
  • 12.15
  • 17.30
  • Wed 22 May
  • 14.45
  • 20.45
  • Thu 23 May
  • 12.45
  • 20.45
the babadookF-Rated
Young Programmers Takeover: The Babadook 15
English
A single mother, plagued by the violent death of her husband, battles with her son's fear of a monster lurking in the house, but soon discovers a sinister presence all around her.
  • Sat 29 Jun
  • 18.00
anita pallenbergF-Rated
Catching Fire: The Story of Anita Pallenberg 15
English
Catching Fire: The Story of Anita Pallenberg is a portrait of a dazzling and irrepressible woman who helped create the DNA of rock ‘n’ roll.
  • Sat 18 May
  • 20.30
  • Sun 19 May
  • 12.20
  • 18.10
  • Mon 20 May
  • 17.45
  • Tue 21 May
  • 15.30
  • Wed 22 May
  • 17.30
  • Thu 23 May
  • 17.45
rosalieF-Rated
Baby Kino: Rosalie 15
French with English Subtitles
This Baby Kino screening is exclusively for parents or guardians accompanying babies aged under one year old. France, 1870s. Rosalie is a young woman unlike any other. She hides a secret: she was born with a face and body covered in hair.
  • Mon 10 Jun
  • 12.00
rosalieF-Rated
Early Doors: Rosalie 15
French with English Subtitles
France, 1870s. Rosalie is a young woman unlike any other. She hides a secret: she was born with a face and body covered in hair.
  • Thu 20 Jun
  • 11.00

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