The BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival unites some of the film industry’s most important figures in a series of masterclasses, offering festival attendees the chance to hear directly from key speakers and gain unique insight into the sector. The Changing Landscape of Women in Film kick starts Friday’s masterclass programme, taking place at 10-11am on Friday 4 November at Temple Hall, York St John University.
In this ASFF Masterclass, Dr Melanie Williams, Head of the Department of Film, Television and Media Studies at the University of East Anglia, will look at the shifting representations of women in film. Taking examples from the 1950s to the present day, she will consider how these depictions of gender roles have changed in the contemporary film industry, using poignant examples from popular movies.
This is an important masterclass for filmmakers and those studying film, or with an interest in key areas of film debate. Book your place onto the masterclass in advance here: www.asff.co.uk/asff2016/masterclasses
The Changing Landscape of Women in Film, Friday 4 November, 10:00 – 11:00 Temple Hall, York St John University.
1. ASFF 2015 Masterclass. Photo: Jim Poyner.