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Open For Submissions 9th July - 6th October 2021

Women Of The Lens Film Festival, the premier platform dedicated to celebrating talented Black women filmmakers

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Not to be left behind in the comic book-to-movie juggernaut, DC Films will build on its own franchise to bring us Birds Of Prey. It’s rumoured that the narrative will focus on Black Canary’s troubled family life. 

Rachel Zegler is Snow White

As we get ready to welcome the next level of MCU story building, Disney reveals more characters to be added to the much-anticipated sequel to Black Panther which starred the late Chadwick Boseman as the titular hero. 

Charlene White WomenOfTheLens

As part of its acknowledgement of the UK’s October Black History Month, ITV programmes a documentary that tries to pinpoint ‘Britishness’ and its application to Black Britons. Empire’s Child will be presented by popular journalist, Charlene White.


BAFTA has revealed that it pledges to improve diversity within its membership after the release of the results of its membership survey. Currently 37% for its members are women, 12.2% are from ‘BAME’ communities, 5.3% are disabled and 9.7% are LGBTQI+. 


“…So many black mixed people like myslef have come out to America becasue the opportunities just weren’t there for us…”

WendyCummins with WomenOfTheLens

Listen to our latest Insight to Industry podcast with Radiate Festival founder Wendy Cummins.

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Jodie Turner-Smith is Anne Boleyn, Reveiw

Jodie Turner-Smith is Anne Boleyn, Reveiw

It’s hard to miss the glint in Anne’s eyes as she circles Jane standing at a lectern in the period drama Anne Boleyn. Like a feline predator with keen senses, Anne detects deceit and lies around the demure young woman and Anne’s hackles are especially heightened as...

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