Friends, feminists and film aficionados:
Thank you for your interest in Red: the Cork Feminista Film Collective!
Here’s the heads-up: We will be screening one movie a month written/directed by a woman in the film industry. These films will be screened at various locations in Cork. Why is it important to screen films made by women? *In 2012, women comprised only 18% of all directors, executive producers, producers, writers, cinematographers, and editors working on the top 250 domestic grossing films (Celluloid Ceiling 2012.) *In film, only 11% of all clearly identifiable protagonists are female, 78% are male (It’s a Man’s (Celluloid) World). *In Academy Award history, four female filmmakers have been nominated for best director (Lina Wertmuller-1977, Jane Campion-1994, Sofia Coppola-2004, Kathryn Bigelow – 2010), but only Kathryn has won. *In 2013, during the 85th Academy Awards, across 19 categories 140 men were nominated for awards versus 35 women. There were no female nominees for Directing, Cinematography, Film Editing, Writing (Original Screenplay), or Music (Original Score). (Women’s Media Centre) So, we think there is a problem with this, and we want to help redress these stats by screening films made by women once a month, honoring their work and accomplishment. We also want to hear the voices of female film-makers. We hope that in the future, and as this collective gains momentum and support, we will be able to host female film-makers, activists, political figures, lecturers and writers to speak after our screenings, so that we can hear their stories about women in the film industry. We hope this will also help spread the idea that film-making as a career is a viable one for women.
These are non-profit events and are free and open to all. For attendants that are willing, a donation on the night would be greatly welcomed.