Women Of The Lens film festival
Empowering through knowledge and celebration
About The Team
Founder I Director
Jennifer G. Robinson
Included in a career of 20 plus years, Jennifer has Journalism (cutting her teeth at Bloomberg), Public Relations (consultancy), Education (teacher Film and Media Studies) and Film as part of her skill-set. Her first foray into festival production came in 2015 with the Black Filmmaker International Film Festival created by filmmaker Menelik Shabazz (Burning An Illusion/The Story Of Lovers Rock). In addition to Women Of The Lens, Jennifer has a communications consultancy and other projects in development.
To say that Jennifer is ‘passionate’ about the industry is clichéd, but it is the best word to use, which describes her innate commitment and loyalty to create and deliver a Festival of integrity which grows to fulfil its and her vision.
Laurelle has been the Festival’s Coordinator since 2017. Laurelle graduated with a 2:1 BA in Media Arts, Film and TV and has 11 plus years experience as Producer across radio, film and television. In 2021 as a response to lockdown, Laurelle pursued more of a director’s role and 1st AD in music videos such as Davido + Focalistic ‘Champion Sound’ and Ayo Beatz + Wes Nelson ‘Habits’.
Her film credits include I Woke Up This Morning Wanting To Kiss You and a webseries called Hidden Secrets. Laurelle’s most recent credits are Best UK Short Film – Manchester Film Festival (2022) and A Letter to A Black Man (1st AD).
Very special thanks to 2017’s Team Members…
Maysa Gabrielli, Rhianne Deans, Anne Wanjike, Frederica Formichi, Anna Mcnutt, Holly Unwin, Kathryn Butt, Juliana Pflaumer, Samuel Awosoga, Rebecca Dowse, Catriona Mahmoud, Adenike Badejo.
Women Of The Lens
Dedicated to Black Women in the Film Industries
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.