The nominations are open for Celluloid Junkie’s annual Top Women in Global Cinema, now in its fifth year of recognizing the important work done by women who work in the business of showing films in cinemas. It is particularly significant that this coincides with 50:50 by 2020 and while the film industry may not have achieved this goal, for the second year running we have achieved this balance on the nomination and selection committee.
The committee will once more be chaired by Celluloid Junkie’s Helen Budge, who was also instrumental in last year’s Women in Cinema Interview Series by CJ and CTC – the Cinema Technology Community. “It is a thrill to once again be able to highlight the incredible work of so many talented individuals in the cinema industry,” says Helen, “Not least as all of them deserve recognition regardless of their gender.” The past year has also seen the creation of the Women in Exhibition (WIE) and a growing focus on nurturing female executive talent in the exhibition business by companies, trade bodies and at industry events.
Returning to this year’s panel also will be Diana Stratan, the Project Manager at UNIC. While the committee will look at individual’s overall achievements in the past year, as well as lifetime contributions to the industry, the theme for the fifth year will be ‘driving business and innovation‘. This way the committee hopes to broaden the scope of the list by looking beyond C-suite individuals to women who have made an impact at every level of a company or organisation.
Nominations can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org until 7th of February. Please send the name, title, company and short reason for the nomination for each woman you think deserving of recognition. The announcement of the Top 50 list will be made public on 8 March, the International Women’s Day. Please also help to spread the word by circulating this and encouraging people to get in touch with worthy candidates.