Underwire Film Festival: celebrating shorts by women

Submit to Underwire 2015

Submit to Underwire 2015

Underwire 2015 will be BACK in November 2015 and we are now open for submissions – hurrah! To find out how to be a part of it all, head over to our submissions page.
Underwire 2014 Winners!

Underwire 2014 Winners!

What another incredible year for Underwire. With record-breaking audiences in our fifth year, it was a great week for celebrating outstanding talent across the crafts of filmmaking. Let’s take a look at those winning films: Best Director (supported by Directors UK) Tracks – Claire Oakley Best Producer (supported by Women...
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Euroscript on Underwire

Euroscript on Underwire

  Underwire Co-Founder, Gabriella Apicella, penned this thought-provoking piece on the Euroscript blog about Underwire and the reasons why Euroscript has continued to partner with the festival since its inception in 2010.  
Catching up with Underwire Alumni: Lucy Patrick Ward

Catching up with Underwire Alumni: Lucy Patrick Ward

With the festival underway there’s plenty of opportunity to catch up with alumnae – not least being our Underwire Reunion on Saturday 15th from 12-2pm, RSVP HERE – until then, enjoy the final interview in our series, with wonderful director Lucy Patrick Ward.     Three years on from Underwire 2011, what was your experience of screening The Reward in...
Catching up with Underwire Alumni: Steph Wessell

Catching up with Underwire Alumni: Steph Wessell

In the run up to the 5th year of Underwire, we’ve been finding out what happened next for filmmakers who screened at the festival. This week, we caught up with Steph Wessell to see how Underwire boosted her career and what she’s doing now.                      ...
Blue Moon Film Festival - 21 Oct-25 Nov, Newcastle upon Tyne

Blue Moon Film Festival – 21 Oct-25 Nov, Newcastle upon Tyne

Blue Moon Film Festival, Celebrating Women Filmmakers 21 Oct-25 Nov, Newcastle upon Tyne                         Blue Moon Film Festival is a new film festival celebrating women filmmakers and taking place in Newcastle upon Tyne between Tuesday 21 October and Tuesday 25 November 2014. The festival...
Advice from Underwire Alumni

Advice from Underwire Alumni

As part of our series of interviews – catching up with Underwire alumni – we’ve been asking previous nominees and winners for their advice on submitting films to festivals. Here’s a collection of tips and wisdom from women across the crafts who’ve been there and done that.     Amy Coop, writer/director. Nominated for Best...
Catching up with Underwire Alumni: Emily Blickem

Catching up with Underwire Alumni: Emily Blickem

As Underwire 2014 approaches, we are still catching up with alumni. This week we hear from Emily Blickem, who won Best Producer at last year’s festival for Grace.   How important has screening at festivals been for you? Getting your work seen by an audience, whether they are fellow filmmakers or just plain film lovers is...
The CoppaFeel! Lectures no.5: The Hot Shots

The CoppaFeel! Lectures no.5: The Hot Shots

The CoppaFeel! Lectures in association with popchips are a series of stimulating talks aimed to provoke thought and get you into healthy habits. Join us for a very special CoppaFeel! Lecture no.5. as Team Underwire have taken the helm to welcome a line-up of three women to talk about being on top of their game in...
The CoppaFeel! Lectures no.5: The Hot Shots

The CoppaFeel! Lectures no.5: The Hot Shots

The CoppaFeel! Lectures in association with popchips are a series of stimulating talks aimed to provoke thought and get you into healthy habits. Join us for a very special CoppaFeel! Lecture no.5. as Team Underwire have taken the helm to welcome a line-up of three women to talk about being on top of their game in...
Catching up with Underwire Alumni: Justine Barker

Catching up with Underwire Alumni: Justine Barker

As we continue to champion female filmmakers here at Underwire we are keen to keep track of our alumni and celebrate their achievements. In the run up to Underwire 2014 we have been catching up with craftswomen who have showcased at the festival, finding out what they’ve been doing since! For this week’s interview, we spoke...
Catching up with Underwire Alumni: Lynsey Miller

Catching up with Underwire Alumni: Lynsey Miller

As we approach Underwire 2014, we’ve been getting in touch with some of our alumni to find out what they’ve been working on since they showcased at the festival. This week we caught up with Lynsey Miller to hear about her exciting next steps. Writer and Director Lynsey Miller has screened her films in competition...
Catching Up with Underwire Alumni: Jessica Cheeseman

Catching Up with Underwire Alumni: Jessica Cheeseman

Now in our fifth year of supporting female filmmaking talent, here at Underwire we are keen to keep track of our alumni and celebrate their achievements. As we approach Underwire 2014, we have been catching up with some of the wonderful craftswomen who have showcased at the festival, to find out what they’ve been up to and what’s coming next…...
Focusing on funding options for women in film

Focusing on funding options for women in film

Underwire Alumni Marcie MacLellan is currently in development with her first feature as a producer. She took a look at the current funding landscape for female filmmakers in the UK for the blog; “More than a few years ago I quickly learned that, although filmmaking was in my heart, it required a strong business head. This...