Women's Histories Film Menu Book now and get involved in our nationwide season

See our selection of screen heritage discoveries.

We're excited to launch the Women's Histories Film Menu, your latest opportunity to get involved in the Film Audience Network's nationwide season of screen heritage events, running from January to May 2019. Curated in response to the theme of Women's Histories, the Film Menu emphasises the contributions female filmmakers have made to British cinema and, in particular, draws attention to films that have been underseen, forgotten or misunderstood.

The selected titles span several decades and are diverse in genre, tone and aesthetic - they range from early fifties light comedies to nineties breakout arthouse hits and long dormant cult sci-fis. Available to book as one-off celebrations of great individual filmmakers or programmed together to form a diverse season exploring the theme of Women's Histories from a number of angles, the Film Menu selections represent an opportunity to reassert female filmmakers into the received narrative of British cinema history. The films available to book are:

  • The Happy Family (Dir. Muriel Box | 1952)
  • Together (Dir. Lorenza Mazzetti | 1956)
  • Orlando (Dir. Sally Potter | 1992)
  • Welcome II the Terrordome (Dir. Ngozi Onwurah | 1995)
  • Morvern Callar (Dir. Lynne Ramsay | 2002)

Get involved

Film Menu titles are available for FAN Members to book at reduced rates, providing easy-access programming options for exhibitors looking to engage with a variety of topics raised by the theme of Women's Histories. In addition to reduced rental fees for titles on the menu, funding of £50 - £500 is available to enhance screenings through things like guest speakers, bespoke marketing materials and accompanying shorts. 

For more information on the selected titles and how to book, as well as some additional programming suggestions, please see our guidelines.

READ THE FILM MENU GUIDELINES

Bookings are open now, with screenings taking place from early-January until 31 May 2019. The Film Menu and enhanced screening support will close for bookings/applications on 1 April 2019.

For more information on Women's Histories, including how to access support of £500 - £15,000 through the Engagement Fund, visit the Changing Times homepage.