AMPLIFY! is an exciting programme of films being co-curated by four festivals — Bath, Brighton (Cinecity), Cambridge, and Cornwall — bringing great festival films to a UK-wide audience.
More that 50% of the films on AMPLIFY! are directed by women – which comes as little surprise since the founder of the F-Rating is one of the directors.
Developed by FilmBath’s Holly Tarquini in 2014, the F-Rating is awarded to films directed and/or written by women. If the film also features significant women on screen in their own right it is Triple F-Rated. The rating is designed to support and promote women and redress the imbalance in the film industry. There are over 80 film festivals and cinemas around the world who use the F-Rating to highlight films directed and/or written by women. Read more here.
This year’s Triple F-Rated films on the AMPLIFY! platform
Triple F-Rated documentaries include Interdependence: a collection of shorts weaving together humans to the planet. Evelyn Schels’ Body of Truth follows how a band of female artists taking back possession of the female body in the public eye – and from the male gaze. From the Czech Republic comes Caught in the Net, an alarming experiment that exposes brazen online paedophilia. While the winner of Rotterdam’s Found Footage Award, My Mexican Bretzel, captures haunting and wistful Super-8 memories of womanhood in the 60s and 70s.
Dramas such as Cocoon portray a girl’s first love in the beating heart of Berlin. From Ireland, the slow-drip psychological thriller, Rose Plays Julie, draws audiences in to take on a male oppressor. Ina Weisse’s The Audition explores a music teacher’s obsession for excellence at the expense of her maternal obligations. The Innocence follows a young woman discovering her identity and finally, Zeina Durra’s Luxor sees Andrea Riseborough meditate on life, love and loss in the ruins of Ancient Egypt.
AMPLIFY! is a mouth-watering selection of UK premieres, directorial debuts and docs, AMPLIFY! also features a FREE programme of shorts and a great industry programme.
More here: https://www.amplifyfilm.org.uk/