No Wrong Path – GFF 2020 Industry Focus

GMAC Film presents a panel and discussion event looking at the career path that some of Scotland’s leading women in film & tv have taken since they started their journey at GMAC Film, and what they are doing today.

The panel will be chaired by Aimara Reques, CEO Aconite Productions. Panel members are: Pauline Law, Head of Factual, IWC; Wilma Smith, Independent filmmaker; Marie Olesen, MD Autonomi; Lauren Lamarr, Producer, Blazing Griffin.

In 2020 GMAC Film will highlight the under representation of women in film & tv, which is still very low despite the conversation about diversity and equality in the screen sector being in the mainstream for a number of years.

The under representation of women in the film & tv industry, particularly in technical roles and in the roles of writer and director, has a massive impact on the mis-representation of women on screen. 

You can check out some snippets of the Host’s & Panel’s work here.

Recent research by Stephen Follows showed that of all short films screened at film festivals around the world only around 28% are directed by women. If we are looking at short films made in the UK this goes down to 20%. Once we move on to talking about feature films, the figure drops again to a depressing 13%. These figures are echoed in a brilliant piece of research by Directors UK