During our 2010 festival, Birds Eye View launched the latest in our series of training labs for women filmmakers. This time, our focus was animation. Through our 2010 programming research we discovered that although the first ever feature animation, The Adventures of Prince Achmed was made by a women, Lottie Reineger…very few women followed in her footsteps. In fact only a handful of feature animations have been made by women since this form came into play. And so, we decided to tackle this head on. Read the full story
Our She Writers are back together for their second workshop session at the end of this week. The 11 have already spent a weekend together on a residential course with Birds Eye View and The Script Factory back in May. This week they will here from the cream of the crop from the film industry who will share their experiences and knowledge with our lucky ladies. Read the full story
By Lucy Bolton
The blondes who feature in the Birds Eye View Sound & Silents series and the Blonde Crazy Retrospective demonstrate the complexity of the images and personality traits that have been attributed to blondes from the earliest days of cinema. Like her fellow feminine filmic staples –the showgirl and the femme fatale – the blonde can be unfairly dismissed as a predictable set of conventions and relegated to the role of one-dimensional spectacle.