Celebrate the 'Diamond Women' of film during online movie season

Directors of the South West Media Factory CIC, Belle Doyle and Tabi Mudaliar have developed an exciting online season of films, ‘Diamond Women’.

Monday, 26th April 2021, 11:20 am
Updated Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 4:02 pm
South West Media Factory has organised a unique online movie season

Belle and Tabi describe their new film season as a cinematic journey to honour and celebrate the Diamond Women of film: ‘beautiful, dazzling, and indestructible’.

They have chosen a selection of films which will be of great interest to movie fans all over the region, and of all ages, who are missing out on going to the cinema.

Running until May 31, the Diamond Women Season is available on www.indyondemand.com/page/diamond-women/ – the r ange of films includes Mary and the Witch’s Flower; Varda by Agnes; the 2019 German film, Cocoon; Relic; Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché; Beyond the Visible; A Girl from Mogadishu; and watch out for screenings of the popular new film, ‘Stray’.

Belle said: “We have had a fantastic time choosing films for this season and we’re proud of the selection we have for our audiences.

“Over the summer, we worked with Driftwood Cinema, the Catstrand, and CAMPLE LINE to run ENGAGE online film season, a series of online screenings and discussion panels.”

Tabi added: “Engage was so well received we decided to organise another onscreen season of films, celebrating women’s contribution to cinema across the world, looking at pioneers like Agnes Varda and Alice Guy-Blaché.

“We’ve had fantastic support from Film Hub Scotland and FILM FAN BFI who have funded this season, and from INDY- On-Demand, our online streaming provider."

The ladies have also created opportunities for two local young people, Benjamin and Rhiannon, who have been working with them as mentees.

The South West Media Factory CIC also has plans to develop a film festival in this region next year and plans do offer public screenings as soon as it is possible.

Belle said: “We are all looking forward to the day when cinemas can reopen, and we can work with local venues to offer great films to the audiences across the wider region.”

You can find more details about the South West Media Factory CIC at www.southwestmediafactory.org and on Twitter and Facebook.