Global Symposium on Gender in Media London 2015

The Global Symposium in London was October 8, 2015 and was hosted by the BFI London Film Festival. It was the Institute’s first Global Symposium on Gender in Media outside the U.S. Geena Davis was the opening keynote at the Global Symposium and introduced new global research on the influence of international films on diverse film audiences was presented.

The first panel was introduced by BFI CEO Amanda Nevill CBE and explored the impact of film on global issues concerning women and girls, focusing on organizational strategies and interventions. In this context, the BFI outlined how it is addressing gender equality in film including its groundbreaking “three-ticks” initiative aimed at ensuring BFI-backed films represent the diversity of the UK.

The second panel was introduced by producer Elizabeth Karlsen, Chair of WFTV, which celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2015. The focus was on storytelling from around the world and empowering women and girls through film.

Global Symposium London 2015

Geena Davis, Founder, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Global Symposium London 2015

Madeline DiNonno, CEO, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Global Symposium London 2015

Geena Davis, Founder, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Global Symposium London 2015

Symposium Panel – How Film Impacts Issues Affecting Women & Children

Global Symposium London 2015

Amanda Nevill, Chief Executive, British Film Institute, David Kosse, Director of Film4, and Eileen Naughton, Managing Director and VP, UK-Ireland Sales & Operations Google

Global Symposium London 2015

David Kosse, Director of Film4, Eileen Naughton, Managing Director and VP, UK-Ireland Sales & Operations Google and Shami Chakrabarti, Director, Liberty

Global Symposium London 2015

Baroness Mary Goudie, Co Founder of 30% Club and Patricia Scotland, Rt. Hon. Baroness Scotland of Asthal QC

Global Symposium London 2015

Elizabeth Karlsen, Chair, WFTV UK Producer, CarolM

Global Symposium London 2015

Symposium Panel – Empowering Women and Girls Through Film

Global Symposium London 2015

Abi Morgan, Writer, Suffragette, and Destiny Ekaragha, Writer/Director, Gone Too Far!

Global Symposium London 2015

Destiny Ekaragha, Writer/Director, Gone Too Far! Deepa Mehta, Writer/Director, Beeba Boys and Bonnie Greer, Playwright, Novelist, Critic

Global Symposium London 2015

Bonnie Greer, Playwright, Novelist, Critic, Laurie MacDonald, Producer, He Named Me Malala, and Elizabeth Karlsen, Chair, WFTV UK Producer, Carol

Global Symposium London 2015

Amanda Nevill, Chief Executive, British Film Institute

Global Symposium London 2015

Laurie MacDonald, Producer, He Named Me Malala

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