We can hardly believe LFFF 2012 is over! We had a great four days celebrating international feminist filmmaking from past and present.
It was great to see that there is such a huge demand for films focussing not only on work by women directors but also addressing social issues in a feminist context. Tickets for nearly all sessions sold out and the films we screened were very well received. We were really pleased with the interesting and insightful discussions on the panels and the level of participation from our audiences who really engaged with the festival and the themes of the screenings. It was also good to see that a platform such as the London Feminist Film Festival succeeded in providing space for audiences, activists, and filmmakers to network, share ideas, and be inspired by one another. As one attendee commented, ‘It’s great to be at a festival which feels like a community!’.
At last night’s awards ceremony we announced the winners of our three awards: Best Short Film went to by Jeong-One Park, while by Hélène Harder picked up both Best Feature Film and the Feminist Favourite Audience Award!
Thanks so much to everyone who made the festival such a success – to the directors for their amazing films, to the panellists, to our matron Bidisha, to the jurors, to everyone who helped out along the way, to the Hackney Picturehouse and their staff, and to all the people who came to see the films!
We look forward to having a little break, but will be in touch again soon with photos and film footage from the festival as well as updates in due course on the next steps for LFFF! It doesn’t end here! :-)