As with so many industries, the number of male filmmakers vastly outweighs the number of females. This is a terrible shame, and it is the reason why there are numerous companies out there offering incentives to entice more women into the line of work.
One of the biggest companies in England is the London Film Academy (LFA) which is also Britain’s only women led film school.
In order to celebrate fifteen years of hard work and dedication, the LFA is celebrating at the BFI on Thursday September 28th at which time it will announce their LFA Pioneers Award, a scholarship that will allow a female filmmaker to gain access training she may not have been able to find otherwise.
This is a fantastic day for helping to break down the gender gap in the film industry. We might still have a way to go, but it’s looking much brighter on the horizon.
The LFA is hosting their Fifteenth Anniversary On Thursday, September 28th!