We are a collective of award-winning female directors dedicated to the creation of more films by and about women.
We are BAFTA winners, Screen Stars of Tomorrow, Broadcast Hotshots, Breakthrough Brits and Emmy nominees. We are funded by the BFI, Creative England and The Wellcome Trust. We are participants of iFeatures, Microwave, Cinefoundation and Torino Lab. We are working with BBC Films, Film4, Pathe, Endor, Ruby Films, eOne, Baby Cow, Big Talk, Canal Plus, Channel 5, Film London, ITV, MTV, NBC Universal, Netflix, Picturehouses, Syfy and Sky.
We currently have more than 150 members and meet in London once a month to offer each other hands-on advice and share relevant experience. We support each other’s theatrical releases, share an internal database of resources, host masterclasses, put on special events and run a writers group.
In order to join CINESISTERS you need to be a female director who has either made a feature film, or has made at least 3 short films and is attached to direct a feature film that is either in funded development or a completed first draft. If you qualify please email us on the address below.
The first Cinesisters meeting took place in August 2014 as part of the US-based Film Fatales community. There were 4 of us: Rebecca Johnson, Nicola Mills, Claire Oakley and Jo Coates. The group grew and grew and in November 2016 we split from Film Fatales and became Cinesisters. The collective is run by a team of amazing volunteers including Samantha Harrie, Nicola Mills, Claire Oakley, Carys Watford, Ashtar Alkhirsan, Laurel Parker and Aurora Fearnley.