Inclusivity Films featured in British Cinematographer magazine Sept/Oct 2023
Inclusivity Films are featured in the Sept/Oct edition of British Cinematographer magazine, as part of their diversity & inclusion feature.
Read the full article here.
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Inclusivity Films founder graduates from WFTV scheme
Sarah Leigh, founder of Inclusivity Films, has graduated from the Women in Film & Television 2023 mentorship scheme.
Sarah has been mentored by directors in the industry and is excited to continue the relationships she has made on the scheme.
More info here.
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TYPICAL? selected for the Ealing Film Festival 2023
Thank you to Ealing Film Festival for choosing Typical as part of their 2023 line up.
Typical? will be screening in November. Details coming soon.
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TYPICAL? in the Official Selection at the Lowestoft Film Festival 2023
Thank you to Lowestoft Film Festival for selecting Typical as part of their "It's Giving...Drama" strand at this year's festival.
Typical? will be screening in October. Tickets available here.
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TYPICAL? places as a semi-finalist in Oscar, BAFTA & Canadian Screen-qualifying film festival
Short film Typical? was made a semi-finalist in the Oscar, BAFTA & Canadian Screen-qualifying festival, Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival 2023.
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Founder of Inclusivity Films receives the inaugural Kimberley Marren Recognition Award at the London Rolling Film Festival
Founder of Inclusivity Films, Sarah Leigh, received the inaugural Kimberley Marren Recognition award at a ceremony in London on August 13th. Sarah was presented the award by The Fan Carpet & the London Rolling Film Festival 'in recognition of her exceptional achievements for inclusivity in the film industry'. Thank you to Kimberley's family, The Fan Carpet & the London Rolling Film Festival for this honour.
News articles can be found below:
The Fan Carpet
Live London Post
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Inclusivity Films on panel at The Media Production & Technology Show @ Kensington Olympia
Sarah Leigh recently chaired a panel on inclusion and accessibility in production alongside Deborah Williams OBE of Creative Diversity Network; Diane Janssen, co-founder of Inclusive Talent (alongside Sarah); and Bryony Moss, actor and advocate.
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Founder Sarah Leigh chosen as a
Women in Film & Television mentee for 2023
Sarah has been chosen as a WFTV mentee for 2023 alongside other women in the industry. She recently gave a seminar on accessibility & inclusion in the TV & film industry, and what can be done to make change.
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Call It Out in the Official Selection of the New York International Screenplay Awards
Thank you to the New York Internationals Screenplay Awards for selecting CALL IT OUT
LOGLINE: A neurodivergent woman discovers she has powers to stop men who harass her on her daily journey.
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Teaser trailers & GoFundMe released
Basic Rights (w/t)
3 x teasers have been released for the forthcoming micro-documentary, Basic Rights (w/t), from Inclusivity Films.
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One Day screenplay Official Selection at Flickers' Rhode Island Film Festival 2022
Thank you to Flickers’ Rhode Island Film Festival for selecting the One Day screenplay for their festival. RIFF is a BAFTA, Academy Award, & Canadian Screen award qualifying festival. We're excited to have this important script recognised in this way.
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Typical? screenplay Official Selection at the New York International Women Film Festival August 2022
Thank you to the New York International Women Film Festival for including the TYPICAL? screenplay in their selection.
Screenplay by Sarah Leigh
Adapted from the original Edinburgh fringe play “I’m Non-Typical, Typical” by Matthew Hunt
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Typical? shoot success
Photography has completed on the Typical? shoot! We achieved at least 50% of cast and crew identifying as d/Deaf, disabled and/or neurodivergent AND shorter working days. More about the experience and the people involved can be found here.
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Typical? screenplay selected as Screenplay of the Month at the Changing Face International Film Festival
The screenplay of Typical? has been selected as ‘Screenplay of the Month’ (May) by the Changing Face International Film Festival.
The festival select “thought-provoking, challenging, and engaging films, web series, and screenplays that are part of the changing face of film.”
Typical? is written by Sarah Leigh & adapted from Matthew Hunt's stage play, I'm Non-Typical, Typical. It is a co-production between Bedazzle Arts & Inclusivity Films
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Sarah gives talk to the Royal College of Nursing on accessibility to healthcare
Founder of Inclusivity Films, Sarah Leigh, was invited to talk at the launch of the 100 years of Learning Disability Nursing exhibition at the Royal College of Nursing in London.
Sarah said “There’s much to do but there are ways to make healthcare more accessible and inclusive & to uphold basic human rights.”
Read more here.
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Inclusivity Films founder featured on Primetime for Neurodiversity Celebration Week
ScreenSkills award bursary for Directing course @ NFTS
Thank you to ScreenSkills who have contributed to the development of Inclusivity Films by awarding a bursary for a Directing course at the National Film & Television School (NFTS).
One Day chosen as a finalist in the Outstanding Screenplay competition
One Day has been chosen as a finalist in the Outstanding Screenplay short film competition. Finalists all receive feedback from Oscar-winning judges, the latest version of Final Draft and a Screenwriting course from Script Reader Pro.