Why Carey Mulligan’s Suffragette is the film ALL women need to see this autumn

And YOU can win the chance to create your own short film, thanks to GoThinkBig, the BFI and Suffragette

Beyonce. Taylor Swift. Lena Dunham. What do they all have in common? Aside from millions of dollars in the bank and ridiculously successful careers, they’re all feminists. AND RUDDY PROUD OF IT, TOO.

And a new film starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonhan Carter and Meryl Streep is about to show how, even 100 years ago, there’s no way any of these celebs would have had the opportunities they do now.

Suffragette focuses on the early feminist strand known as the Suffrage Movement, which fought for the right of women to vote and be part of the law-making process.

It features Carey as foot-soldier Maud Watts, Helena Bonham-Carter as suffrage activist Edith Ellyn and Meryl as the redoubtable Emmeline Pankhurst.

The film shows how women were routinely denied access to Parliament, were abused and belittled for believing in their cause, – the suffragettes were willing to sacrifice everything in their fight for equality.

And YOU can be part of the amazing story thanks to GoThinkBig, which is giving 24 people aged 18 to 24 a chance to make their own film under the guidance of British Film Institute experts and industry professionals.

The residential course takes place between 8 and 15 October 2015 and lucky winners will get to film and produce three short movies that will be premiered ahead of a special screening of Suffragette on 15 October.

To be in with a chance of winning, visit and choose between trying out as a screenwriter, director, assistant director, producer, cinematographer, editor, sound editor or production designer. Details of how to enter are all there.

The competition is open now and closes on 20 September. The lucky 24 will be contacted by 30 September to let them know they’ve won.

GOOD LUCK! #TheTimeIsNow

Suffragette hits cinemas on 12 October.

Competition terms apply, click here for details

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