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Corrina Antrobus

Curator of The Bechdel Test Fest

Film journalist and movie enthusiast born and bred in East London who is of course, a feminist. Curator of The Bechdel Test Fest - the year-long celebration of film that pass the Bechdel Test with flying colours.

Where Is The Love? Why Aren't There More Mixed-Race Relationships On Screen?

When I first saw the trailer to<em> A United Kingdom</em>, I felt a prickle on my skin, a gust of affiliation to this story promising to tell the triumph of an interracial relationship. I was bewitched by this film that showed a black man and a white woman in love, something of a given for me growing up in a mixed-race household...
22/11/2016 17:07 GMT

Love Jones' Confessional Cheese Omelette

They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. Not only does this simplify the wearer of the Y chromosome, amounting him to little more than a domestic animal - it also neglects a woman's romantic relationship with food.
19/05/2016 16:42 BST

Calling the Shots: New Women in Film Stats Revealed

Women make up around 50% of the film student population so women do want to make movies, however the release of the Calling The Shots report tells us that somewhere along the line we're getting shafted.
10/05/2016 17:31 BST

Imagine a World Where Tangerine Was Up for an Oscar

In the repetitive whitewashed sea of worthy, epic and cocksure movies of 2015 (aka #OscarsSoWhiteII), Sean Baker's Tangerine would have offered a winking, badass beacon of hope that the grubby glass ceiling could eventually cave in. Let's daydream for a moment on the Oscar nods Tangerine could have legitimately garnered and what this could have meant for the milky world of the film industry.
28/02/2016 20:54 GMT

What I've Learnt By Setting Up The Bechdel Test Fest

I've done numerous interviews explaining how and why I set up a film festival to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Bechdel Test and I've been humbled by these opportunities to reflect on its progress. I'm often asked questions I didn't realise needed answering; things like 'why does representation matter?'
07/02/2016 22:18 GMT

Why I'm Saving 'Beyond The Lights' From Going Straight to DVD

For me, a film journalist and film programmer, the movies is where it matters. I'm over being precious and no longer want that juvenile desire of exclusivity - I want more mixed race, fluffy haired people on the posters outside Odeon and inside Picturehouse.
27/07/2015 11:01 BST

Unlikely Coming Of Age Movies

I'm currently exploring coming of age films for my film festival The Bechdel Test Fest which has got me thinking about how we understand the world though the university of Hollywood. When asking myself - what have I learnt through cinema?
17/03/2015 21:50 GMT

Dear Hollywood...Where Are the Women?

On screen women should be heroes and villains and navigate narratives that reassure us that the crap we go through isn't just us and we can aspire to be more than just a Bond girl. We need to gatecrash this boy's club that Hollywood is and encourage more females to make movies that tell our stories.
26/02/2015 17:28 GMT