BFI London Film Festival celebrates the contribution of women to this year’s LFF

Yestreday the BFI London Film Festival gathered many of the talented female filmmakers premiering work at this year’s LFF, together with London film professionals and Artistic Director of the Festival Tricia Tuttle and Chief Executive of the BFI Amanda Nevill. In total over 80 women joined together in celebration.

#LFFCelebratesWomen

Tricia Tuttle – Artistic Director of the BFI London Film Festival said “I’m so proud to celebrate more female filmmakers at LFF 2018 than ever before, and the talented women working at the heart of London’s film industry

Please see below a full list of the incredible women who joined Tricia Tuttle in celebrating this moment at the Festival, acknowledging the contribution of all women working in our industry around the globe.

Abosede Afolashade Ajao
ENTITLED
Lead Cast
Aga Baranowska
BFI LFF
Programming team
Aimara Reques
AQUARELA
Producer
Alexandra Breede
BENJAMIN
Producer
Amanda Jenkas
BEEN SO LONG
Producer
Amanda Nevill
BFI
CEO
Amaya Bañuelos Marco
BFI LFF
Programming team
Anais Canmels
SEVANA FILMS
Producer
Andrea Riseborough
LFF JUROR
Anna Smith
Film Journalist
Anne Gartside
STXINTERNATIONAL
Publicity Director
Ashanti Omkar
BBC
Film Journalist
Brenda Emmannus
BBC
Film and Entertainment Journalist
Briony Hanson
BRITISH COUNCIL
Director of Film
Cairo Cannon
LFF JUROR
Carol Morley
OUT OF BLUE
Director
Caroline Levy
COLETTE
Co-Producer
Catherine Derry
BEEN SO LONG
Cinematographer
Christine Vachon
COLETTE
Producer
Claire Fowler
SALAM
Writer-Director
Clare Binns
PICTUREHOUSE ENTERTAINMENT
Joint Managing Director
Corrina Antrobus
BECHDEL TEST FEST
Founder
Deborah Davis
THE FAVOURITE
Screenwriter
Denise Gough
COLETTE
Actor
Dr Stacy L. Smith
ANNENBERG INCLUSION
Founder and Director
INITIATIVE
Elaine Wong
BFI LFF
Programming team
Elhum Shakerifar
OF LOVE & LAW
Producer
Elizabeth Karlsen
COLETTE
Producer
Emma Duffy
MARI
Producer
Erica Edwards
LUSH
Producer and Director
Eva Yates
BBC FILM
New Talent Commissioner
Faye Ward
STAN & OLLIE / WILD ROSE
Producer
Finn Hailligan
Film Journalist
Georgia Parris
MARI
Director
Gina Powell
AFTER THE SCREAMING
Creative Producer
STOPS
Harry Wootliff
ONLY YOU
Director
Heather Greenwood
AFTER THE SCREAMING
Co-Producer
STOPS
Huda Abuzeid
FREEDOM FIELDS
Producer
Jayisha Patel
CIRCLE
Director
Jessica Hynes
THE FIGHT
Director/ Screenwriter/Actor
Jo Faruggia
STAN & OLLIE / WILD ROSE
Filmmaker
Joanna Abeyie
HYDEN TALENT
Managing Director
Joanna Natasegara
EVELYN
Producer
Joanne Dixon
COLETTE
Production supervisor
Julia Horcajo
THE FIGHT
Producer
Kate Muir
Film Journalist
Kate Pieper
Kate Stonehill
FAKE NEWS FAIRYTALE
Director
Laura Hastings Smith
THE LITTLE DRUMMER GIRL
Producer
Leena Yadav
RAJMA CHAWAL
Writer/Director/Producer
Lindsey Dryden
BFI FLARE MENTEE
Lorna Mann
LIONSGATE
Senior Vice President of Publicity
Louise Simpson
BENJAMIN
Producer
Louise Tutt
Film journalist
Lucinda Englehart
THE ELEPHANT QUEEN
Producer
Lucy Cohen
LFF JUROR
Lynn Nwokorie
BFI LFF
Programming team
Madeleine Molyneaux
DOOZY, GODESS
Producer
Maria Delgado
BFI LFF
Programming team
Maria Djurkovic
LFF JUROR
Marina De Tavira
ROMA
Actor
Melissa Silverstein
WOMEN AND HOLLYWOOD
Founder
Molly Rees
THE FIGHT
Producer
Nadine Marsh-Edwards
BEEN SO LONG
Producer
Nandita Das
MANTO
Director
Naziha Arebi
FREEDOM FIELDS
Director
Nicole Taylor
WILD ROSE
Screenwriter
Pip Eldridge
TIMES UP
Rebecca Ashdown
TOGETHER FILMS
Campaign Manager
Rebecca Ladbury
TIMES UP
Rebecca Mark-Lawson
IRENE’S GHOST
Director
Rosamund Pike
A PRIVATE WAR
Actor
Rosanagh Griffiths
SPINSTER FILMS
Director
Sarah Lutton
BFI LFF
Programming team
Séverine Tibi
SEVANA FILMS
Producer
Sophie Brown
BFI LFF
Programming team
Sorcha Bacon
Producer
Soudade Kaadan
THE DAY I LOST MY
Director
SHADOW
Swati Shetty
RAJMA CHAWAL
Producer
Sylvia Stevens
THE PLAN THAT CAME FROM THE BOTTOM UP
Producer
Thais Fernandes
A FEMALE BODY
Director
Tinge Krishnan
BEEN SO LONG
Director
Tricia Tuttle
BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL
Artistic Director
Valerie Steinberg
HAIR WOLF
Producer
Wendy Mitchell
Film Journalist
Jen Smith
BFI
Head of Diversity
Anne-Marie Flynn
BFI
Managing Director of BFI Festivals
Anna Bogutskaya
BFI
LFF Programming Team

NOTE: 2018 BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL – 38% female directors across the programme, 50% of films in Official Competition and Short Film Competition directed or co-directed by female directors and 60% of films in the First Feature Competition with a female Director.

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