London Film Festival: A quarter of films directed by women

Female directors account for a quarter of the films that will be shown at this year’s London Film Festival.

A total of 242 feature films will be shown during the 12-day event, with 60 of those coming from women film-makers.

“Strong women is obviously still a key focus for us,” said Festival Director Clare Stewart.

The announcement comes a day after the start of the Venice Film Festival, which has been criticised for a lack of work from women in the film industry.  More