More panel discussions available online

We have had a busy few days and uploaded 3 more panel discussions from LFFF 2013.

On our YouTube channel you can now (re)watch the panel discussions for HERSTORIES, INSPIRING WOMEN and FEMINIST CLASSIC: Born in Flames + short.

There are plenty more to come so watch this space! Or subscribe to our YouTube channel

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LFFF 2013 Christmas sale now on

We know it’s a bit cold (in the UK anyway!) to be thinking of short sleeves, but it will be summer before you know it!

There are still some LIMITED EDITION LFFF 2013 tshirts in stock and there’s still time to get them delivered in time for Christmas. All tshirts are made from organic fair trade cotton and cost just £12 including UK postage in our CHRISTMAS SALE!

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We wish all of you a happy holiday period and a peaceful new year!

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ACTIVISM post-screening panel discussion

ACTIVISM Panel 3On Friday 29 November an almost sold out crowd at the Hackney Picturehouse witnessed a great selection of films during our ACTIVISM screening featuring four films: Foot for Love: The Thokozani Football Club in Paris, The Campaigner, To Hear Her Voice and At Home, in Bed and in the Streets (En la Casa, la Cama y la Calle).

We were blessed to have panellists from each film present on the panel and after the screening we heard from Elise Lobry and Veronica Noseda (directors, Foot for Love), Rebecca Brand (director, The Campaigner) and Clare Neylon (director, To Hear Her Voice), as well as Helen Dixon (featured in En la Casa, la Cama y la Calle). The panel was chaired by LFFFer Nicola Chang (MA Latin American Cultural Studies student at Birkbeck University) and you can now watch the discussion on our YouTube channel via the link below.

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Panel discussion of Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights with director Nevline Nnaji

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Reflections Unheard Panel 2A week ago today, we were amongst about 120 lucky people who witnessed the International Festival Premiere of Nevline Nnaji’s Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights at the 2013 London Feminist Film Festival.

The screening of the film was followed by a thought-provoking panel discussion featuring director Nevline Nnaji, who had flown in from the USA to attend the premiere of her film at the 2013 London Feminist Film Festival. You can now watch the full panel discussion chaired by Brenna Bhandar (SOAS) and featuring director Nevline Nnaji, Hayley A. Reid (documentary filmmaker) and Sunera Thobani (visiting fellow at LSE Gender Institute) via our YouTube channel below.

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Thanks to everyone who was involved in making LFFF 2013 a success!

lfffWe just want to say a massive thank you to everyone who was involved in LFFF this year!

Thanks to: the directors who submitted their fantastic films; the panellists and chairs who contributed to our lively panel discussions; our amazing LFFF volunteers; our jury members; Picturehouse staff; the afterparty artists, performers, and DJs; the Arch Gallery for hosting our afterparty; and all the people who came along to the festival!

We hope you all enjoyed LFFF 2013!

Best regards

LFFF Team.

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LFFF 2013 afterparty and awards ceremony!!

On Saturday 30 Nov from 7pm to 3am we had our LFFF 2013 afterparty and awards ceremony at the Arch Gallery. Lots of you came along to celebrate the festival with us and we were joined by many of the filmmakers and panellists who had helped to make LFFF 2013 such a success.

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We had music from Hatty & Sophie and Faith Taylor and spoken word by Bridget Minamore.

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And artworks on the walls by Claudine O’Sullivan and Josie Rae Turnbull.

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We announced the winners of the Best Feature Film, Best Short Film, and Feminist Favourite Audience Award! The awards went to….

Best Feature Film: The Cut by Beryl Magoko

Best Short Film: Blank Canvas by Sarah Berkovich

Feminist Favourite Audience Award: Daughters of the Niger Delta by Ilse van Lamoen

We projected videos of Beryl and Sarah’s acceptance speeches onto the wall of the gallery and will be putting all three winners’ certificates in the post to them.

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Later on, DJs Alison King, Angelica, and Vinyl Library were on the decks.


Thanks to everyone who came to the party!!

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A cracking end to LFFF 2013!

Saturday was the last day of LFFF 2013 and what a jam-packed, inspiring day it was!

We started off with HERSTORIES at 3.30pm. Five films were shown: Through the Glass Ceiling, La Forza Non Basta, Waiting For You, The Yellow Wallpaper, and Joy It’s Nina. We had representatives from three of the films with us for a panel discussion chaired by Abbe Fletcher.

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Next up, at 6.00pm, was the kick-ass FEMINIST CLASSIC Born in Flames by Lizzie Borden which was shown after the short animation Smile by Nadia Barbu. Nadia joined us for the panel along with Natalie Wreyford and chair Sadie Wearing, and an interesting discussion was had about the two films and about women in the film industry in general.

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Then it was time for our LFFF 2013 afterparty and awards ceremony at the Arch Gallery!! See our separate post on that! :)

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