F-Rating

The IFI is proud to introduce the F-rating to its monthly and festival programming, highlighting the substantial contribution of women to the film industry.

The Irish Film Institute is proud to introduce the F-rating to its monthly and festival programming. Any film that is directed by a woman, and/or is written by a woman, and/or features significant women on screen in their own right will receive an F-rating.

The F-rating was originally developed by the Bath Film Festival in 2014 as a way to champion the substantial creative contributions by women to the film industry. A number of cinemas and festivals worldwide have already subscribed to the initiative while, by August 2017, IMDb had over 22,000 films in their database classified as ‘F’.

The inclusion of the F-rating in the IFI’s monthly and festival programming continues its long-standing commitment to screen the work of female filmmakers. It also forms part of its 2017-2022 Strategy to reflect a diversity of thought in our programming choices through different voices, eras, genders and cultures.

Subscribe to our mailing list


The IFI is supported
by The Arts Council

Arts Council of Ireland