London 2015 Symposium on Gender in Media

Symposium Video

October 8, 2015
Hosted by the BFI London Film Festival

This 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 will be 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. Read More…

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