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BREAKING THROUGH THE LENS

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BREAKING THROUGH THE LENS

‘Breaking Through The Lens’ is a new pitching initiative connecting female-identifying directors to top-tier film investors. Ten feature films in development are carefully selected and then presented to financiers at this invite-only event. The inaugural ‘Breaking Through The Lens’ took place at the Cannes Film Festival 2018, where the response was overwhelmingly positive; all projects received significant interest. Our aim is to be a practical resource for a wide variety of women, one that is multi-cultural, intersectional and results-driven.

All participants will be connected via email to funders that have shown interest in their project, and every effort will be taken to help them close the deal.

Beyond that, participants will also become a part of the Breaking Through The Lens network.

SUBMISSIONS FOR OUR NEXT EVENT AT

CANNES 2019 ARE NOW CLOSED

Shortlisted Applicants will be notified by 1st April.

MISSION STATEMENT

Last year, just 8% of the top 100 films in the US were directed by women. People widely decry the lack of gender equality in the industry, and yet the problems persevere. Clearly words alone are not enough. We are a group of passionate young women, dedicated to addressing this imbalance practically at the most important level – financing. There is no competition, no gimmick, and it’s successful because there is genuine appetite on both sides of the industry. There is a shift occurring, a moment that must be seized, and it will be deeds not words that bring about this change. Inclusivity is not a ‘trend’, it is the new way of doing business. Join us as ‘Breaking Through The Lens’ leads the way.

BREAKING THROUGH THE LENS

SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN for Breaking Through The Lens in CANNES 2019 | breakingthroughthelens.comBreaking Through The Lens is a new pitching initiative connecting female-identifying directors to top-tier film investors. Ten feature films in development are carefully selected and then presented to financiers at this invite-only event. There is no competition, no gimmick, it's as simple as that. All projects at our innagural event in 2018 received significant interest. There is a shift in the industry occurring, a moment that must be seized, and it will be deeds not words that bring about this change. Inclusivity is not a 'trend', it is the new way of doing business. Join us as ‘Breaking Through The Lens’ leads the way.Video credits:Produced by - Seek FilmsDirector of Photography - Jimi DrosinosEditor - Daphne Schmon

Posted by Breaking Through The Lens on Friday, February 15, 2019
LOOKING AHEAD

We are planning to:

  • Expand ‘Breaking Through The Lens’ to other major film festivals around the world.
  • Set-up a supportive network for female filmmakers throughout the various stages of making their feature film.
  • Grow the ‘Breaking Through The Lens’ brand internationally.

SUBMISSIONS FOR OUR NEXT EVENT AT

CANNES 2019 ARE NOW CLOSED

Shortlisted Applicants will be notified by 1st April.

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