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BREAKING THROUGH THE LENS

-SUPPORTING FEMALE FILMMAKERS-

BREAKING THROUGH THE LENS

‘Breaking Through The Lens’ is a brand new event series and incubator helping connect female directors to film investors, as this has been identified as the bottleneck keeping a lot of talented women out of the top levels of the industry. Only 8% of the top 100 films in the US last year were directed by women, which is an issue that needs addressing. There is an appetite for female-created content, and the talent is out there. Talk is not enough, there are practical barriers that need to be broken down with action.

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

We held our inaugural event in Cannes this year, showcasing 15 promising female-led projects to a group of top financiers. The presenters included BAFTA Award winners Rachel Tillotson and Gaelle Denis. Gaelle was recently voted by Cannes Critic Week’s Next Step programme as one of the most promising French-British emerging feature film directors. The presentations were moderated by Anglo-French actress and model Mia Frye. The guestlist included Protagonist Pictures and Boudica Films and The Fyzz Facility. Two of the films have since been fully funded through connections made at the event, and a handful of others are well on their way.

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LOOKING AHEAD

Over the next year, we are planning to:

  • Expand ‘Breaking Through The Lens’ to other major film festivals around the world.
  • Set-up workshops and mentoring schemes to support female filmmakers throughout the process of making a feature film.
  • Grow the ‘Breaking Through The Lens’ brand internationally.

If you are a brand or film festival interested in collaborating, please get in touch. If you are a filmmaker interested in presenting, please JOIN our Facebook Page and keep an eye out for submission information to the next event.

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