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 2019 we will bring the 2nd edition of Breaking Through The Lens back to the heart of the biggest film festival in the world – Cannes – attracting top industry leaders in support of bold, female-led feature films. We were truly stunned by the quality of submissions, which poured in from all around the world.
We are proud to announce our 10 Selected Projects via the link below.
FEMALE DIRECTORS OF TOP 100 FILMS
Last year less than eight percent of the top one-hundred films were worldwide were directed by women.
We received over two-hundred applications for our next event at Cannes 2019, evidence of the genuine appetitle 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
Are you a film industry professional or financier who wishes to attend? We will take each request on a case by case basis, as all events are strictly invite-only.
SUBMIT A FILM
Applications are now closed for our next event at Cannes 2019. Shortlisted Applicants will be announced on 1st April, followed by the final list on 14th April.
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.