The all-female film review podcast Girls On Film was initiated by film journalist Anna Smith in response to calls for more female voices in film criticism. Girls On Film is delighted to launch a series of live podcasts in partnership with HOME across 2019.
In this first of our live events, host Anna Smith engages in lively and intelligent debate with this month’s guests, Miranda Sawyer and Francine Stock, followed by a Q&A with the audience. The panel will review films on current release, up-coming films in HOME’s Celebrating Women in Global Cinema season, and will debate whether this year’s BAFTAs, Oscars and Golden Globes have given women the recognition they deserve.
Miranda Sawyer is a writer, broadcaster and cultural commentator, and writes regularly for The Guardian. Follow @msmirandasawyer on Twitter.
Francine Stock is a broadcaster, novelist and author of In Glorious Technicolor: A Century of Film and How It Has Shaped Us. She’s been presenter of The Film Programme on BBC Radio 4 since 2004. Follow @FrancineFilm on Twitter.
Anna Smith is a film critic and broadcaster and Chair of the London Film Critics’ Circle and a regular critic for BBC News, Sky News, BBC Radio, Metro, The Guardian, Sight & Sound and more. If you stay up to watch the Oscars, you will have seen Anna commentating from Sky Cinema’s sofa – and if you browse through Metro newspaper in the morning, you’ll have read her ’60 Seconds’ interviews. Anna hosts Q&As with film stars in cinemas all over the UK. Before specialising in film, Anna was the launch editor of Wax, making her the first woman ever to edit a dance music magazine in the UK. She dedicated herself to film criticism in 2000. Follow @annasmithjourno on Twitter.
Girls On Film is produced by HLA Agency by Hedda Archbold with Jane Long.