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 email@example.com, 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!
Apologies for the long wait, but the next two panel discussions are now up on our YouTube channel and can be watched below:
CLAIMING SPACES PANEL DISCUSSION
BODY POLITICS PANEL DISCUSSION
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…
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!
We wish all of you a happy holiday period and a peaceful new year!
On 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.
A 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.
We 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!