Thanks to all the fantastic audiences at BEV2013, and a little helping hand from the scrumptious and positively guilt-free Conscious Chocolates, we’ve been able to compile a pretty cool set of stats to give you an idea of this year’s demographics. Click the image and zoom in to get all the details – we’re feeling pleasantly surprised and rather proud of some of these figures! Now bring on 2014…
The excitement mounts as the 54th BFI London Film Festival kicks off today, and on an even better note this year’s festival is proudly presenting more films by women than most other festivals around (excluding ours of course!).
As Edinburgh Festival comes to a close, I return to BEV HQ after a heavy absorption of international film-making gems, in the delights of Scotland. I was seriously impressed before I arrived on just how many films made by women had made the line-up. Not talking hundreds, but a good 25%. I now happily return to London with a list of one’s-to-watch in my pocket. Read the full story
Following a successful screening at the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival, in partnership with Birds Eye View, Women Without Men is being released into cinemas on Friday. Birds Eye View’s Clare Callan caught up with the director, Shirin Neshat, for an in depth discussion. Read the full story
Birds Eye View are very happy to be screening Wanuri Kahiu’s award-winning From a Whisper as part of our festival. The film explores a family’s experience of the US Embassy bombing in Nairobi in 1998. Our Senior Programmer, Emily Seed, was lucky enough to catch up with Wanuri for a chat.
Catch From a Whisper today (Wednesday 10th March) & tomorrow (Thursday 11th March) at the ICA. Wanuri’s doc Wangari Maathai: For Our Land will be screened at the ICA tomorrow as part of our Kenyan Double Bill. Read the full story
Our big festival First Weekenders Club film is stunning French drama The Father Of My Children, on release by Artificial Eye from Friday 5 March. Our Senior Programmer Emily Seed chatted to director Mia Hansen-Løve yesterday in London.
The award-winning The Father Of My Children is released tomorrow by Artificial Eye in cinemas around London and the UK.