The latest in our series of ScreenDaily Talks will discuss the rise of genre filmmaking in the UK by women directors.
Filmmakers such as Corinna Faith (The Power), Prano Bailey Bond (Censor), Ruth Platt (Martyrs Lane), Ruth Paxton (The Banquet) and Rose Glass (Saint Maud) are using the playful tropes of horror and genre to probe series feminist issues and garnering arthouse plaudits as they do so.
The Talk will explore what is behind this sudden burst in female genre filmmaking, the local and international market for these films, and the singular creative process involved in crafting a horror film.
The speakers will comprise Lizzie Francke, editor-in-large at the BFI Film Fund; Sophie Green, head of acquisitions at London-based international sales agent Bankside Films; and writer-director Corinna Faith, whose debut film is the supernatural thriller The Power, now streaming on Shudder and in competition at Dinard. The moderator will be Louise Tutt, deputy editor of Screen International.
The Talk is being held in partnership with the Dinard Festival of British Film, where The Power, Censor, The Banquet and Martyrs Lane are all screening.