Women on Film

A window on Sight & Sound’s ongoing coverage of women’s cinema, from female-focussed films and movies made by women to reports and comment on the ongoing underrepresentation of women in the film industry at large.

2017

2016

The Female Gaze (2015)

  • Sight & Sound: the October 2015 issue

    Sight & Sound: the October 2015 issue

    The Female Gaze: 100 underrated films directed by women, with contributions from Agnès Varda, Jane Campion, Claire Denis, Isabelle Huppert, Tilda Swinton, Greta Gerwig and more. Plus Tom Hardy and Legend, Horse Money, Mia Madre and Lucrecia Martel.

  • Women with a movie camera

    Women with a movie camera

    Behind every great female-directed film is a female director. It’s time to make them iconic, says Isabel Stevens.
    Monday 7 September 2015

  • Scissor sisters

    Scissor sisters

    Given the maleness of the industry, it’s a surprise to realise just how many classic films have been crafted by female editors, says Mark Cousins.
    Monday 7 September 2015

  • Year of the Woman – and archives full of women!

    Year of the Woman – and archives full of women!

    Sophie Mayer on the internet debut of Sandra Hochman’s Year of the Woman – and the visions of feminism now emerging from the archives.
    Monday 7 September 2015

  • Archives online: Margaret Tait’s rooms of her own

    Archives online: Margaret Tait’s rooms of her own

    Thirza Wakefield on the homespun, one-woman cinema of Margaret Tait in the National Library of Scotland’s Moving Image Archive: 48 emblems of a cinema “what’s welling up in people to make”.
    Friday 25 September 2015

  • Target: equality

    Target: equality

    Holly Aylett on calls from European leaders for action to foster change in the film industry.
    Friday 11 September 2015

  • Washed away: lost films by female directors

    Washed away: lost films by female directors

    Cinema’s pre-segregated heyday of female filmmaking is sadly also its most hidden from history. Here seven critics nominate lost treasures they hope might yet be rediscovered.
    Friday 2 October 2015

  • Toons by women at Encounters 2015

    Toons by women at Encounters 2015

    Female animators weren’t on the wane at this year’s Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival. Alex Dudok de Wit picks a handful of the standouts.
    Wednesday 21 October 2015

  • Different strengths: women to the fore (and aft) at London 2015

    Different strengths: women to the fore (and aft) at London 2015

    Women were in the spotlight at this year’s London Film Festival, from Suffragette’s opening-gala platform to the Geena Davis Institute’s campaign on gender representation. But did the emphasis on symbols overshadow subjects and sensibilities, asks Simran Hans?
    Friday 30 October 2015

  • ‘Strong’ women – latinate quarter at London 2015

    ‘Strong’ women – latinate quarter at London 2015

    With women on film centre-stage at this year’s London Film Festival, Mar Diestro-Dópido rounds up ten films with a female flavour from Latin America, Spain, France and Italy.
    Thursday 5 November 2015

  • A pantheon of one’s own: 25 female film critics worth celebrating

    A pantheon of one’s own: 25 female film critics worth celebrating

    A selection of critics and curators each nominate a vital female voice in film criticism, with an example of their writing.
    Sunday 8 March 2015

2014

Women on Film: Female film reporter competition (2013)

Women on Film: the Sight & Sound competition for female film writers (2011)

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