In 2019 HOME cinema in Manchester will host a programme of films and events celebrating women in film globally.

From specially curated retrospectives, seasons and special events, to takeovers of annual favourites such as Not Just Bollywood, this branded series of screenings and events will explore and challenge the place and space of female filmmakers from a variety of cultural, social and political perspectives.

“We look forward to celebrating what women from across the world have achieved in film to date, whilst empowering the female creatives of the future so that female voices in our industry become louder in the years to come.” Rachel Hayward, HOME’s Film Programme Manager and co-curator of Celebrating Women in Global Cinema.

Here’s a taste of what you can look forward to this year:

Retrospectives of work from ground-breaking female directors including; Euzhan Palcy, the first black woman to direct a Hollywood studio picture; Hong Kong pioneer Angie Chen; and Mira Nair, one of India’s most critically acclaimed filmmakers.

Some of HOME’s most popular annual events will be celebrating women in 2019 including Pride and Sexuality Summer School. Women, Organise! a season of films that focuses on women’s activism and trades unions.

There will also be Eight-week evening courses on Women in Science Fiction and Women in Film Comedy. More features will be announced over the coming year, but for now, keep an eye out for the Celebrating Women in Global Cinema badge in their programme and join in the celebration and conversation online with #WomenAtHOME.

This programme is co-curated by Rachel Hayward, HOME’s Film Programme Manager and Andy Willis, Senior Visiting Curator: Film and Professor of Film Studies, School of Arts and Media at University of Salford.


Find out more and book tickets here.