The Birds Eye View Film Festival, currently in its tenth year, is hosting a gala screening of Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines this coming International Women’s Day. Taking place at the BFI Southbank on 8th March, the gala is continuing the organisation’s mission to celebrate and support international female filmmaking talent.
Founded because women are vastly under-represented both behind and in front of the camera, the Birds Eye View Film Festival aims to positively demonstrate that we will be missing half the picture until such a time that gender becomes balanced both on and off screen. They raise public awareness of the issue by challenging the industry to change current statistics, and by screening diverse works created by female filmmakers from around the world.
This year Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Groß’s award-winning Georgian feature In Bloom will open the festival on Tuesday 8th April, making it the film’s UK premiere. Many other films will also get its time in the spotlight over the week, including Swim Little Fish Swim which will close the six day festival on Sunday 13th April.
What better way to warm up for the festival though than by a special screening of Wonder Women! The Untold Story on International Women’s Day? The film traces the creation and evolution of the Wonder Woman figure, introducing its audience to a dynamic group of fictional and real-life superheroines who have fought and still are fighting, to bring positive female role models to light.
The film was directed by Kirsty Guevara-Flanagan and gives us an entertaining alternative view of a genre which has been dominated by men from its inception, showing men and women that superheroes come in all forms.
Wonder Women: The Untold Story of American Superheroines will be held on 8th March aka International Women’s Day.
The Birds Eye View Film Festival will be held between 8th – 13th April 2014.
For full details, visit the official Birds Eye View website.