Magazine article Screen International

Female DoP Collective Illuminatrix Launches Platform for Emerging Talent

Magazine article Screen International

Female DoP Collective Illuminatrix Launches Platform for Emerging Talent

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illuminatrix rising will provide mentoring and exposure for two female DoPs a month.

Simona Susnea

illuminatrix, a UK-based collective of professional female cinematographers in the UK, has launched a sister platform to promote up and coming talent called illuminatrix rising.

The new channel will profile two emerging DOPs every month on the illuminatrix website; those DOPs will also curate the collective’s Instagram feed and have the opportunity to be mentored by an illuminatrix member.

The first DOPs featured were Simona Susnea and Diana Olifirova, whose work has screened at Edinburgh International Film Festival, BFI Film Festival and Poitiers Film Festival.

Run by and for female DOPs, illuminatrix requires at least five years working as a professional DOP, and aims to change the underrepresentation of women in cinematography by giving producers and directors an online resource through which to view their work. …

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