New British films database reveals ongoing

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The BFI’s new Filmography research project shows that in the 100+ years since the birth of cinema in the UK, the gender imbalance in the industry has barely changed. In 1913, 31% of actors cast in British films were women, while the figure for 2017 so far is 30%. Developed in partnership with Nesta, the Filmography database analyses more than 10,000 films and 250,000 cast and crew members from 1911-2017. It reveals that less than 1% of films have had a majority female crew, and shows only 4.5% of all UK films have been directed by women. To read more, click here.