A pioneering initiative connecting female-identifying directors to top tier financiers. Our aim is to be a practical resource for a wide variety of women, one that is multi-cultural, intersectional and results-driven.
This May 19, 2019 our 2nd edition of Breaking Through The Lens took place at the heart of the biggest film festival in the world – Cannes – attracting top industry leaders in support of bold, female-led feature films.
Our independent Jury was truly stunned by the quality of projects, which poured in from all around the world. From over 200 submissions, spanning 54 countries, the Jury selected 10 extraordinary feature films presented at the Cannes Film Festival, all of aim to go into production within the next year.
View the incredible shortlisted films, which made it to the semi-final round of 20 projects from over 200 submissions.
FEMALE DIRECTORS OF TOP 100 FILMS
Last year less than eight percent of the top one-hundred films worldwide were directed by women.
We received over two-hundred applications for our next event at Cannes 2019, evidence of the genuine appetite for such an initiative.
Applicants submitted projects from around the world, spanning fifty-four different production countries.
We are planning to expand Breaking Through The Lens to other major festivals around the world and to create a supportive network for women through every stage of making their feature films. Find out how you can join us on this journey.
ATTEND THE EVENT
Our events are strictly invite only. However, we will evaluate individual requests on a case by case basis. Please include your company affiliation.
SUBMIT A FILM
Applications are now closed for our next event at Cannes 2019. We will be announcing an open call for the next event on our website and social channels.
JOIN THE MOVEMENT
Whether you are a sponsor, filmmaker, industry or volunteer, we would love to hear from you. We are always looking for new collaborators to grow our initiative.