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Ep 158: Women And Leadership At Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival 2023

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Is the film industry still a man’s world, or are women now leading the way? How will AI affect things? These are just some of the questions addressed by a panel of four leading women working in film, who joined Anna Smith at this year’s Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival (EMIFF). They also talked about the creative and business side of the industry, and their work-life balance. The 12th edition of EMIFF was produced with her usual flair and creativity by festival director Sandra Seeling, who invited Girls On Film back for another panel featuring four high profile panellists, to join Anna Smith on stage at the Sala Rivoli in Palma on 21 October 2023. In this recording of that event, listen to our guests talk about how they got started in the industry, the importance of mentorship, and how to lead well. Anna is joined, first off, by Nurhan Sekerci-Porst, Germany-based producer of films including In The Fade and Rheingold. From the USA, she welcomes Nicol Paone, the writer, director and producer whose film The Kill Room, which stars Uma Thurman and Samuel L Jackson, played at the festival. She is joined by her fiancée Nicole Weis, Head Of Theatrical Distribution at IFC Films. And finally she is joined by Rosie Fellner, actress, producer and owner of Rosebud Productions. This international panel gave some riveting insight into working in the industry. The conversation takes some surprising turns and is inspiring and funny. Films mentioned in this episode: In The Fade, dir Fatih Akin, prod Nurhan Şekerci Porst Rheingold, Fatih Akin, prod Nurhan Şekerci Porst Friendsgiving, dir Nicol Paone The Kill Room, dir Nicol Paone Everything Everywhere All At Once, dir Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert The Disappearance of Shere Hite, dir Nicole Newnham The Uninvited, Dir Nadia Conners F For Fake, dir Orson Welles Ladybird, dir Greta Barbie, dir Greta Gerwig Past Lives, dir Celine Song TV series mentioned in this episode: Funny Or Die Plays mentioned in this episode: Hamlet, William Shakespeare Find out more about Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival here: Become a patron of Girls On Film on Patreon here: Follow us on socials: Watch Girls On Film on the BFI’s YouTube channel:…L89QKZsN5Tgr3vn7z Girls On Film is an HLA production. Host: Anna Smith Executive Producer: Hedda Archbold Audio Editing: Nic Wassell Intern: Charlotte Matheson This episode is in partnership with Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival.