Bumble has recently announced that it is launching a female film fund, and offering five filmmakers £20,000 (USD $27,000) to make a short film.
It has launched ‘Bumble Presents… The Female Film Force’ and has partnered with stars including Black Mirror star Georgina Campbell and Guardians of the Galaxy and Elementary star Ophelia Lovibond.
The platform is looking to work with directors, writers and producers on the projects.
Bumble has also suggested to those applying that if they do not feel that they have the required networks, they can use Bumble Bizz to help.
It stated on the platform: “If you are a director with an idea, but without a writer, find one on Bumble Bizz. If you’re a producer looking to build your network with female creatives, look to Bumble Bizz. On your profile, be clear on exactly what you’re looking for and swipe right on an opportunity to build your crew from scratch.”
The panel who will be deciding on who receives the film grants includes radio presenter Edith Bowman, Fortitude star Nicholas Pinnock, Bumble’s own VP International Marketing & Communications Louise Troen, and more.
Bumble CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd said: “The imbalance we saw over this year’s awards season at the Oscars, Golden Globes and the BAFTAs was truly shocking. Women are incredible storytellers, and creators, and we want to see more of their stories told. That’s why we’re launching The Female Film Force to empower and support five female filmmakers in the UK to make an actual change in this industry.
“We know how many talented women there are out there – and we want to see them represented accurately. There is no reason why one of these films shouldn’t be nominated or win an award – and that’s the vision for this project, real opportunity, real stories, real change.”
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