International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8 March every year.

It is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.

IWD has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organisation specific.

Given “women directed a record number of 2020 films” (Women represented 16% of directors working on the 100 highest-grossing films in 2020, Variety), how can we ensure that we give greater voice to women on our screens?