INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY- Women in Film: The Statistics

To tie in with International Women’s Day I decided to continue a little series I done last year at college, looking into the treatment of women in the film industry and presenting it in a typically feminine manner- embroidery. This came through in the form of free hand embroidered statistics detailing some of the issues faced by women in the industry. After discovering some more stats and continually learning over the past year I’ve done some more for the set.







To me, film & TV are one of the easiest places to see discrimination, whether it be gender, race or sexuality. Whilst it in undoubted that there are more women behind the camera these days they are very often limited to femme-indie films and never given the opportunities to handle bigger genres like men do, which they are most certainly capable of tackling.

It is also interesting to note that in the US, women make up half of cinema ticket sales and half of the film classes in colleges, who is to dictate what we can watch and what we can produce when there is a wealth of talent and interest ready to be taken advantage of.

So if there are any of you wanting to get involved in film, do not give up, and those already involved, keep on paving the way for more great women made/women centric films in the future.

By Chloe

7 replies »

  1. That’s great and true but how many people with disabilities? While I love and support the current push for equity for women, non-white people and LGBT people, it amazes me how often people with disabilities are forgotten, even dismissed out of hand, by people arguing for equity.
    It’d be nice to add one or two more pics showing how few people with disabilities work in the industry. And wouldn’t Peter Dinklage be the only person with a disability to win an award in these categories?


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