The Oscars in numbers make grim reading for women in film: 248 films eligible for best picture, 5,755 Oscar voters, 500 feet of red carpet – and 0 women nominated for best director. But that’s not to say there isn’t hope. Speaking at the programme launch for BEV 2011, Rosamund Pike issued a call to arms to be “gloriously, attractively, sexily ambitious” in combating the film industry’s imbalance of opportunities for male and female filmmakers. Read on to watch her speech in full… Read the full story
From 8–17 March 2011, Birds Eye View returns with our seventh annual celebration of women filmmakers. The Festival programme – announced by actress Rosamund Pike in London last night – is an electric and eclectic showcase of the most inspiring, enchanting and challenging work by women across the world. Opening on the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, Birds Eye View 2011 takes place at BFI Southbank, Southbank Centre, the ICA and other venues across London.