LFFF 2016 tickets on sale now!

The London Feminist Film Festival is returning to the Rio Cinema in Dalston (London) for its 4th edition from 18 to 21 August and we are pleased to announce that the full programme has been finalised and tickets are on sale NOW!

Recent years have seen increases in right wing conservatism, which have resulted in a surge in various forms of discrimination and bigotry. Because in 2016 many women across the globe are finding the rights they fought so hard for are under attack again, we have decided to open the 2016 edition of LFFF with a 25th anniversary screening of Pratibha Parmar’s A Place of RageThis award-winning documentary celebrates African American women and their achievements within the context of the civil rights, Black power, and feminist movements.

In light of the the current political and social climate we have programmed specific sessions addressing “THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE“, the experiences of “REFUGEE WOMEN“, as well as the representation and abuse of women’s bodies in patriarchal society in the session “WOMEN’S BODIES AS SITES …“.

The inspirational and upbeat feature length ‘pop-u-mentary’ Credible Likeable Superstar Role Model follows award-winning performance artist Bryony Kimmings and her 10-year-old niece Taylor as they try to combat the hyper-sexualised and commercialised world of pop by creating their own alternative popstar role model. We will be joined for the panel discussion by campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez as well as the filmmakers.

Other highlights include the EUROPEAN PREMIERE of the documentary feature No Kids for Me, Thanks! ,which gives a voice to childless women, and the delightful award-winning short One Thousand and One Teardrops which addresses women’s dress codes in Iran and is narrated by Shappi Khorsandi.

As a special bonus for feminist film lovers who are planning to spend the whole weekend with us, this year you can buy tickets for all six screenings for the price of five.

The 2016 London Feminist Film Festival will provide space to celebrate, organise, and inspire. Each screening will be followed by a post screening discussion, which we suggest you stick around for. Not only do these offer further insight into themes addressed in the films, but they are also a great space to speak to filmmakers about their experiences in the film industry.

You can view our full programme here. Buy your tickets from the Rio Cinema website here.

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LFFF returns to the Rio for 2016!

We’re returning to the Rio Cinema in Dalston this year, from 18 to 21 August, and hope you can join us.

See the Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1036860539729015/

More details to follow – for now, save the date!

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Call for submissions announced for LFFF 2016!

Submissions for the London Feminist Film Festival 2016 are now open and you can submit your film here: https://londonfeministfilmfestival.com/2016-submissions

Submissions close on 12 June. We look forward to receiving your films.

Dates and venue to be announced soon.

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LFFF 2015 – it’s a wrap!

IMG_6083[1]LFFF is over for another year. We had a fantastic festival with so many people coming out in the sunshine and rain to see our selection of feminist films and engage in our panel discussions. From our Rape Crisis fundraiser It Happened Here to our sold out premiere of She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry, via Feminist Shorts and much more, it was a top weekend.

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You can still get yourself a souvenir of the festival in the form of a purple festival t-shirt or an LFFF tote bag, available from our shop. Every purchase gets a free shiny LFFF quad poster (collectible from London only, as they’re too big to post).

We have just announced the winners of our LFFF Awards! Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to all of you who voted
for your best film in the Feminist Favourite
Audience Award category.

IMG_6096[1]We’ll have videos of the panel discussions available on our site soon – we’ll let you know when they’re there.

Thanks so much to everyone who contributed to LFFF 2015 – the filmmakers, panellists, audiences, volunteers, and cinema staff.

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London Feminist Film Festival 2015 trailer launched!

The London Feminist Film Festival 2015 trailer is now out!

We hope you like our trailer and that it will give you a taster of what’s to come at LFFF 2015!

Many thanks to Marta Génova for her amazing work on the trailer, and to Le Parody for kindly allowing us to use her song as the soundtrack.

If this whets your appetite, have a look at our full programme and buy your tickets here.

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Win tickets to LFFF 2015!

The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo LFFF PosterWith the 2015 edition of the London Feminist Film Festival kicking off in less than a week, we thought we would get you in the mood by offering you the chance to win a pair of tickets to the screening of Yaba Badoe’s award-winning documentary The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo.

Almost entirely crowdfunded, The Art of Ama Ata Aidoo tells the story of the prolific and influential Ghanaian novelist of the same name, who has given a voice to the experiences and conditions faced by African women, and charts her creative journey spanning almost seven decades.

Watch the film trailer here:

To win a pair of tickets to the screening at the Tricycle Cinema on Saturday 22nd August at 8:30pm, just answer the question below:

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Art of Ama Ata Aidoo 1What is the full name of the main protagonist in Ama Ata Aidoo’s classic novel Changes: A Love Story, published in 1993?

Please email your answer to lfff@londonfeministfilmfestival.com by noon on Tuesday 18th August. We will draw the correct answers from a virtual hat and the winner will be notified by 8pm the same day.

Good luck!

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LFFF 2015 poster giveaway & update on festival pass

When we announced the programme a few weeks ago, we mentioned that for the first time in LFFF herstory there would be a festival pass to all of the screenings. This unfortunately proved not possible in the end and therefore you will only be able to buy individual tickets for all of the screenings. We just wanted to confirm this to avoid any confusion!

To make up for this, we have five of our lovely shiny LFFF 2015 posters to give away!! Buy tickets online between now and the end of Saturday 15 August to be in with a chance of winning. Just forward your confirmation email to lfff@londonfeministfilmfestival.com by end of Saturday 15 August. Each ticket = one entry into the competition. We’ll draw the winners out of a hat and they can collect their prizes at the festival! Buy your tickets here. Good luck, and have a lovely weekend!

Love, LFFF.

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