The lack of female representation at the Venice Film Festival

The Venice Film Festival kicked off today. About a quarter of the 1000 films submitted to the festival were made by women, only two made it into the competition.

The 10-day international competition is also being scrutinized for missing the message on #timesup. Roman Polanski’s film "An Officer and a Spy" is in the competition. Polanski was convicted of rape charges in 1977.



  • Tim Grierson - senior U.S. critic for Screen International, vice president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and author of “This Is How You Make A Movie” - @TimGrierson