Reclaim The Frame champions marginalised perspectives in cinema, and connects with audiences through community building and conversation.
Celebrating our 20th year, the charity was founded as Birds’ Eye View in 2003, launched originally as a film festival running each International Women’s Day, and now an organisation that works all year round to support, and build audiences for, films by filmmakers of marginalised genders.
We continue to diversify audiences; developing safe and accessible spaces for conversation, promoting a de-patriarchal, de-centralised and de-colonised lens on the world, and advocating for social justice in all film spaces.
In addition to a rich calendar of events and conversations at a network of 20+ cinemas in 16 cities across the UK, our Reclaim the Frame x International project works with global partnerships to take our shared mission overseas.
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What we do
Thanks to National Lottery funding via the BFI’s Audience Fund we are able to match fund distributors investment on their new releases creating even greater campaigns and wider conversation for films by filmmakers of marginalised genders.
Our dedicated Awards campaigns and conversations lead to increased profile for award contenders, and includes talent & crew roundtables and bespoke campaigns.
Work with us
We work closely with festivals, sales agents, filmmakers, charities and distributors on creating lasting impact for a film through engaging events and digital content.
In addition to curating film programmes and producing events we moderate in person and recorded filmmaker conversations, we regularly contribute to industry panels and festival juries in the UK and internationally.
Our curation includes event programming for new releases and curating special programmes of feature, and short films both contemporary and archive moving image work.
To commission or collaborate on a programme do get in touch.
Reclaim The Frame is a values-led charity in our actions, practices and decision-making.
We aim to create a safe space in which our team, trustees, collaborators, filmmakers, and audiences can show up as their whole and authentic selves.
We actively strive to create spaces that are safe for all, listening especially to those who experience misogyny, misogynoir, racism, homophobia, transphobia, ageism, ableism, and class-based discrimination.
In our relationships with each other we always hold these values and qualities: care, compassion, humility, openness to vulnerability and showing up.
Using these qualities, we aim to create trust through the way we work and make decisions. To achieve this, we work with feelings and needs, and see, listen, and reflect actively. We also feedback with care, receive feedback openly, value lived experience, are open to share and collaborate, share successes, challenges, mistakes, and learnings, and aim to question but never judge.
Through the above we aim to lead by what feels right in relationship to others, in line with these shared values. We hold ourselves accountable through this statement and welcome feedback on how we can do better.