Women Of The Lens Film Festival

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Jennifer G. Robinson Sight And Sound Magazine

It’s difficult to process the loss of Nichelle Nichols. This already accomplished actress had acquired much before she personified the character Lieutenant Uhura. Nichelle emboded the role so well, she make it an indelible part of popular culture and a legend in science fiction folklore. 

Rachel Zegler is Snow White

“…The work that animators have done with Afro hair in Lightyear is excellent! It goes without saying that the quality of this Pixar-Disney film is nothing short of what we’ve come to expect, but Lightyear has really moved the technology along when it came to making the Afro hair of ‘Izzy’ and ‘Alisha’ look real…”

Charlene White WomenOfTheLens

The spectre of  pitting one woman against another (however unwittingly) reared its ugly head, when actress Keke Palmer was compared to another actress, Zendaya on social media and Palmer said that the incident was another example of colourism. 

Andra Day as Billie Holliday

“The British Blacklist is appealing to the community of creatives to support their endeavours to recoup their losses.

Because of the incident with The Liberation Initiatives, TBB has lost £35,000. TBB needs to reimburse everyone, and most importantly the redesigned black | listed database of UK based black creative talent needs to be completed and the developing team’s outstanding invoice needs to be paid.” We hope you can support. Details via the button below. 


The haunting story of twin sisters comes to life in a film by director Agnieszka Smoczynska in The Silent Twins.

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Movie Promotion Hacks

Movie Promotion Hacks

From script to screen and all inbetween, carefully plan the marketing of your production.  What we’ve witnessed in the independent filmmaking process is that filmmakers forget about the marketing and promotional aspects of filmmaking. They suddenly ‘remember’…maybe,...

Submission Terms & Conditions 2021

Submission Terms & Conditions 2021

By submitting your production via FilmFreeway to Women Of The Lens Film Festival (aka Women Of The Lens or the Festival) you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions: Women Of The Lens Film Festival is not responsible for the streaming quality of online...

‘My Life’ laid bare by Mary J Blige

‘My Life’ laid bare by Mary J Blige

The My Life in the title of the Amazon production is that of Mary J Blige and we meet this Queen as she prepares to perform at the Barclays Centre, New York. The Yonkers native presides on stage wearing her signature thigh-high stilettoed boots, padded-shoulder jacket...

Our 2022 Festival event is supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network,  funded by the National Lottery. www.filmlondon.org.uk/filmhub

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Women Of The Lens was created to reveal the complexity, diversity and multiplicities of black women and women of colour. We'll work with productions to change perceptions and practice.

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