Article: Reclaim The Frame offering exclusive video content for BFI FAN members

Aiming to grow audiences for films by women, Reclaim The Frame has some exclusive video content available for BFI FAN members and exhibitors.


Out now. Directed by Maya Da-Rin

Manaus is an industrial city surrounded by the Amazon rainforest. Justino, 45 and a native Desana, works as a security guard at the cargo port. Since the death of his wife, his main company is his youngest daughter with whom he lives in a modest house on the outskirts of town. A nurse at a health clinic, Vanessa is accepted to study medicine in Brasilia and will need to be leaving soon.

Confronted with the oppression of the city, where he never quite fits in, and the distance of his native village from which he left twenty years ago, Justino finds himself condemned to an existence without place. As the days go by, he is overcome by a strong fever. During the night, a mysterious creature follows his footsteps. During the day, he fights to stay awake at work. But soon the tedious routine of the harbour is broken by the arrival of a new guard. Meanwhile, on television, the news talks about a wild animal lurking in the neighbourhood.

Reclaim the Frame have a 23 minute captioned Q&A available with director Maya Da-Rin to accompany cinema screenings.

BFI FAN members can download the Q&A onto their servers via Jetstream.

Contact Birds Eye View for more information.


10 September. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd

Sandra (Clare Dunne), on the surface of it, is a young Mum struggling to provide her two young daughters with a warm, safe, happy home to grow up in. Beneath the surface, Sandra has a steely determination to change their lives for the better and when it becomes clear that the local council won’t provide that home, she decides to build it herself from scratch. With very little income to speak of and no savings, Sandra must use all her ingenuity to make her ambitious dream a reality. At the same time, she must escape the grip of her possessive ex-husband and keep him away from her and her girls. The lionhearted Sandra draws together a community of friends to support her and lend a helping hand and it is the kindness and generosity of these people and the love of her young daughters that help build her own strength and sense of self. 

With a cast that also includes Harriet Walter and Conleth Hill, HERSELF is the outstanding new film from Phyllida Lloyd, acclaimed director of ‘The Iron Lady’ and ‘Mamma Mia!’. 

Reclaim the Frame have a 5min intro as well as a 17 min 30 secs Q&A with director Phyllida Lloyd and writer and lead actress Clare Dunne. The Q&A is fully captioned and hosted by Mia Bays, Oscar-winning producer and director-at-large of Birds’ Eye View [with CC]

If you want to book the pre-records for theatrical screenings, please let Birds’ Eye View know all the screenings and times in which the content features. They will require you to deliver box office results to them for  internal reporting). As part of Birds’ Eye View’s mission to create equitable cinema experiences for audiences, they do ask that cinema partners screen the accessible formats of HERSELF where the pre-recorded content will feature.<

Contact Birds Eye View for more information.


10 September. Directed by Anne Zohra Berrached

When sharp science student Asli meets charismatic Saeed in the mid 90’s, it’s love at first sight. The lovers marry, and Asli swears to be true to Saeed and never betray his secrets. Their future looks bright, but as the twenty-first century dawns, Saeed makes a decision that will not only shatter Asli’s dreams, but shake the whole world to the core.

Birds’ Eye View will have recorded content to deliver as DCP for this title with director Anne Zohra Berrached. The intro will run at approx. 5-8 mins and Q&A will be approx 20-25 mins.

Booking terms are 50/50 vs £100 MG terms for a one-off w/ recorded content. If you include the screening w/ recorded content in a run, Modern can do 35% vs £100 MG for the entire run instead.

Contact & to book.

Reclaim The Frame is a British Film Institute -backed project (with funds from the National Lottery) that aims to grow audiences for films for films by women, to widen cinema’s perspective for a wider view of the world. 

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