LFFF 2015 is just four weeks away and today we have announced our programme for the festival!
The third edition of the festival will see eight screenings of a total of 15 films, at two venues – the Rio cinema in Dalston and the Tricycle cinema in Kilburn.
Kicking the festival off at 6.30pm on Thursday 20 August will be Through the Lens of Hip Hop: UK Women, about women in hip hop in the UK. We’re very pleased that both directors of the film will be joining us for a Q&A after the screening.
On Friday we’re at the Tricycle for Esther Broner, a film about the little-known world of Jewish feminism.
We have a fundraiser for Rape Crisis at 1.30pm on Saturday 22 August, with US film It Happened Here, about activism around sexual assault at universities.
Our Feminist Classic this year will be Cynthia Scott’s widely acclaimed 1990 film The Company of Strangers, a feature about a group of older women stranded in the Canadian countryside. A charming, unusual, feel-good film, this will be a fantastic way to round off LFFF 2015.
Tickets will be on sale soon, and this year we are having a Festival Pass for the first time. In the mean time, have a look at the programme, put it in your diary and spread the word! :)
Submissions for the 2015 London Feminist Film Festival are now closed.
The response to this year’s call for submissions has been amazing and we have received a very interesting and diverse mix of films from all over the world. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who supported the London Feminist Film Festival by submitting their film(s) for our consideration.
Watch this space as the dates and venue(s) for the 2015 London Feminist Film Festival will be revealed soon.
Good news! We have decided to extend our submission deadline to the end of May, to allow more of you to send us your amazing feminist films.
Submission details are here: http://londonfeministfilmfestival.com/2015-submissions/
After a year’s break, London Feminist Film Festival is back for 2015 and submissions are now open!
Submit your film to us here: http://londonfeministfilmfestival.com/2015-submissions/
We look forward to receiving your films and to seeing you at the festival! More details to be announced soon.
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After a one year hiatus, we are pleased to announce that the London Feminist Film Festival will be back for 2015!
You read it here first! Our call for submissions and festival details will follow soon!!!
Of course tomorrow marks International Women’s Day, and there will be thousands of events all around the world for you to attend. You can find out what is happening near you here. If you are in London like us, see below for a selection of events you may want to attend:
Saturday 7 March @ 12PM: Million Women Rise March against male violence, discrimination and oppression. Meeting place is Duke Street and the march sets off at 1.15PM along Oxford Street. See more details here.
Sunday 8 March @ 3PM: Kim Longinotto’s latest film Dreamcatcher is on at the BFI. You can book tickets here here.
Sunday 8 March @ 8PM: Sandi Toksvig hosts an electrifying night of comedy and music inspired by great women during the Women of the World Festival at Southbank. Tickets are available here.
LFFF has decided to take a break for this year to plan for the future of the festival, including sourcing funding. So there won’t be an LFFF festival this year.
But the good news is that we will be bringing you one-off screenings throughout the year, so you can still get your fix of fantastic feminist films and inspiring discussion! Sign up to our newsletter by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, and ‘like’ us on Facebook, for news of these one-off screenings. We hope to see lots of you at the screenings throughout the year!
The first screening we have planned is a partnership with Birds Eye View at their festival next month. Bastards is a moving documentary by Deborah Perkin, the inspiring story of an illiterate woman who took on tradition, her own family, and Moroccan law to secure a future for her illegitimate child. This is an important film that needs to be seen. We will be having a panel discussion straight after the film, with the director Deborah Perkin, Zibi Mir Hosseini (legal anthropology specialist and co-director with Kim Longinotto of Divorce Iranian Style), Olivia Lichenstein (BAFTA Award winning documentary filmmaker), and Fatima Mourad (Chair And Trustee of Al-Hasaniya Moroccan Women’s Refuge). The screening is at Hackney Picturehouse at 6.30pm on 9 April. Tickets are now on sale so snap yours up quick!