Megan Thompson: Looking for Women's Experiences When We Enter Film Fests!
Inspired by the underrepresentation of women directors at general film festivals – a hot topic at the moment, as in Kate Kaminski's 'Aren't We There Yet?' the other day – Megan wanted to learn from women directors who have entered film festivals, including women's/feminist film festivals. What experiences have we had? What barriers have we faced, in the industry and at film festivals?
Megan's chosen to use a feminist approach, allowing our voices to be heard without the pressure of fitting into questionnaire boxes. Our responses will help build her research into a strong narrative of multiple voices, which can be used by film festival programmers, to educate others about this issue and to help make change.
The link to fill out the questionnaire is here. It has just one open-ended question. You have the opportunity to think about the relationships between your experience in film festivals and your overall experience in the industry and to write as much or as little as you want, anonymously. You may have just one story to tell, like those stories on Shit People Say to Women Directors (& Other Women in Film). Whatever, your contribution will be warmly welcomed.
Can you help?
Any questions to mt183294 [at] falmouth.ac.uk