BFI announces free online events with the Girls On Film podcast
- Arusa Qureshi
- 6 May 2020
Host Anna Smith to be joined by a series of special guests including Billie Piper, Sally Phillips and more
The highly acclaimed feminist film podcast Girls On Film has been announced as the latest addition to the British Film Institute's new programme of digital events. The film review podcast which looks at film from a female perspective will have three events hosted by the BFI, with host, critic and broadcaster Anna Smith joined by a series of special guests.
The first event, which took place on Tue 5 May, featured interviews with actors Billie Piper, Sally Phillips and Ronni Ancona, as well as founder of Bechdel Test Fest, Corinna Antrobus. The episode also explored the BFI Player collection Female Desire on Screen, with audiences given the opportunity to hear from collection programmer and author of She Found It at the Movies, Christina Newland. Catch up on the episode now.
The guests for the two remaining episodes, airing on Tue 26 May and Tue 23 Jun at 6.30pm on the BFI YouTube Channel, are to be announced, but the shows will include lively discussion and film recommendations, with plenty of interesting insight from the panel.
Girls On Film was co-founded by Hedda Archbold of HLA Agency and Anna Smith in response to a call for more female voices in film criticism. Previous guests have included Brie Larson, Lashana Lynch, Linda Hamilton, Kaitlyn Dever, Beanie Feldstein, Olivia Wilde, Amma Asante, Marielle Heller, Gurinder Chadha and many more. Girls On Film have also hosted live one-off shows at Edinburgh International Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival and Sundance London, as well as a BFI MUSICALS! special at the National Science and Media Museum, Bradford.