Founded as a positive response to the fact that women continue to be vastly underrepresented both in front of and behind the camera, BEV demonstrates that until we have a balanced perspective on our screens we are missing half the picture.
We have a dream. A dream of a culture in which half the creative vision comes from women. A film industry in which women contribute creatively on an equal footing with men.
Our mission is to raise public awareness of the lack of women filmmakers; to challenge the industry to change current statistics by positively celebrating the diverse talents of women filmmakers from around the world; and to inspire, encourage and equip the next generation of women filmmakers to break new ground.
Through our international film festivals we celebrate the outstanding contribution of women directors to cinema, entertaining audiences with the rich diversity of women’s creative vision. Through our talent labs, we nurture new female writing and directing talent and bring feature films with a fresh perspective into development.
"Women are not a genre."
Jodie Whittaker, friend of BEV