In Conversation: Female Filmmakers Talk the Future of Film

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From Wednesday 20th February, you can book into our exclusive event - Female Filmmakers Talk the Future of Film.

Joining us for the special occasion, which is in the build-up to International Women’s Day on 8th March, we’re delighted to announce some award-winning names.

Producer Finola Dwyer has worked on Brooklyn, An Education, and Our Souls in the Night.

She’s joined by screenwriter Rebecca Lenkiewicz, whose credits include Ida, Disobedience, and Colette.

The all-women discussion will be chaired by writer Charlotte Bogard Macleod (you can find out a bit more about our panel further below).

Held at the fantastic Olympic Studios independent cinema in Barnes, it’ll take place on 6th March and last between 6 and 8pm.

For alerts on ticket availability, you can sign up to our official newsletter from our homepage - it’s at the bottom on the right.

But you’ll be able to buy them from Wednesday.

The event sold out really quickly last year - within 48 hours - so to avoid any disapointment you should look to book ASAP.


About Our Panel

Just so you know a little more about who’ll be hosting the event, here’s a bit of extra information on our esteemed panel.

Charlotte Bogard Macleod

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Charlotte will be the chair of the event in March.

Charlotte is an award-winning playwright. Her latest play, “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” was nominated for the BBC’s Audio Drama Award 2018. She is currently writing a Drama series and a single drama for BBC Radio 4, due to broadcast in late Spring. She is writing a play for The Save The Children Centenary Gala. Charlotte’s comedy alter ego @chachawildthing is supported by thousands on Instagram.

She’s also the founder and co-director of The Script Factory, one of Britian’s first development organistions. The Script Factory staged performed readings by writers such as Christopher Hampton, Mike Figgis, and Jimmy McGovern.

She has a comedy alter-ego @chachawildthing and was once a member of the BAFTA's film committe. She's now the Barnes Film Festival education ambassador.


Rebecca Lenkiewicz

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Rebecca is an award-winning screenwriter, playwright and actress.

She co-wrote Ida with the film’s director Pawel Pawlikowski which won the BAFTA for Best Film in 2015 and the Oscar for Best Foreign Film 2015.

She’s also written a dozen plays. These include The Night Season, which opened at the National Theatre in 2004 and won the Evening Standard Most Promising Playwright Award.

Her other credits include Her Naked Skin, which was the first play to be written by a woman at the National’s Olivier Theatre.

She co-wrote Disobedience with Sebastian Lelio and Colette with Wash Westmoreland and Richard Glatzer which both came out in 2018.

She is currently developing a tv series with Oscar winning director and writer Steve McQueen.


Finola Dwyer

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Finola Dwyer ONZM is an Oscar nominated and BAFTA award-winning film and television producer.

Her recent productions include Our Souls At Night, which is a film for Netflix co-produced with Robert Redford’s Wildwood Enterprises.

She’s also worked on Their Finest, Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut Quartet, An Education, A Long Way Down, the BAFTA-winning Tsunami: The Aftermath, Stoned, The Hamburg Cell, and Sandra Goldbacher's award-winning and BAFTA-nominated Me Without You.

Finola’s film Brooklyn, released in late 2015, was a critical and box office success. It took $63 million worldwide and was nominated for three Oscars for: Best Picture, Best Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay.

There were also nominations in six BAFTAs, winning the Outstanding British Film that year.