London-based director Fanny Hoetzeneder's new film is a 35mm portrait of the London Rollergirls: a roller derby group for women and non-binary people. Its title, Derby Kiss, references the skaters' intense bruises which they wear proudly, like badges of honour. The film is a fresh portrait of women in sport: raw, powerful and fearless. Featured on BOOTH, we spoke to Fanny about working with the Rollergirls, her path to becoming a director, and signing with Knucklehead.
Announcing BOOTH’s first production: the debut music video for new girl group 303 and their track, Whisper. Premiering on Fader, the video was created by a female-led crew and directed by original BOOTH girl Molly Daniel, one of our first featured members.
Last week we announced that we're partnering with one of our favourite cinemas in London to present an eve of docs directed by female filmmakers.
In collaboration with Bertha DocHouse, the UK's first documentary cinema, we're screening CHAVELA: the award-winning doc feature on the radical life and career of musician Chavela Vargas. Born and raised by relatives in Costa Rica, Chavela moved to Mexico as a teenager where she started her career singing on th...
BOOTH is partnering with one of London's top cinemas to present an evening of documentary directed by female filmmakers. We're looking for short docs to screen alongside an award-winning documentary feature this summer, as part of an upcoming film season.
Unique female stories directed by BOOTH members. Short docs that tell challenging, fresh stories from a female perspective. Open to experimental films as well as the traditional doc format.
Born to a Yemeni father, Egyptian mother, and raised in the United States,Yumna Al-Arashi's work is an exploration of her heritage. Traversing the West between the USA and London (where she’s now based), her work reflects on the representation of women, religion and the Middle East. Yumna’s previous photography series focused on the beauty of Yemen’s landscape, a country mostly portrayed for its conflict.
In The 99 Names of God, she continues to challenge perception, by shining light on the less...
Director Savanah Leaf’s new film is a searing reflection on race, told from the perspective of a woman in a biracial relationship in the south as she contemplates racial tension. Set to a poem by Tiana Clark, Savanah dedicates The Ayes Have It to ‘Emmett Till, Trayvon Martin and every family denied justice’, referring to the infamous killings of black teenage boys in America. Emmett Till was 14 years old when he was murdered in 1955 after allegedly offending a white woman in a local grocery sto...
This Sunday 25 March in our sold-out salon at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, we present 4 rising female filmmakers to watch: Tash Tung, Georgi Banks-Davies, Esmé Hicks and Noémi Varga.
CRANES, MAFIOSOS AND A POLAROID CAMERA
A paranoid late night phone call sparks a Native American woman's meditation on nature, identity and death. Shot on 16mm in Nebraska and South Dakota.
Dir. Tash Tung
SUNDANCE 2018 NOMINATED:
GARFIELD Krishna wakes up in a strange place, with a str...
Katherine Canty's path to becoming a director averted the industry's intern-your-way-to-the-top mentality. In 2014, she left her job as an unpaid, overworked production intern in London. Swapping film sets for a waitressing job, she began writing the script for her film, January Hymn. A personal reflection of her own experience of grief, she describes the film as being "written" years before she put pen to paper. After winning funding by the Irish Film Board, Katherine's first profess...
Our latest featured member is London based director and photographer Kate Cox. With a degree in fine arts followed by a stint as an art director, Kate is pursuing her passion for visual storytelling through film and photography.
Her film oeuvre is an eclectic mix of work, from SHE CAME TO STAY, the sensual and atmospheric Timothy Han perfume ad, to CONTROL, the light and dreamy music video for pop artist Hazel English.