Announcing our 2017 Feminist Classic!

For the first time in LFFF herstory, we will have a screening at the UK ‘home of film’, the BFI Southbank. And what better film to screen than our 2017 Feminist Classic – the beautiful 1977 Iranian film The Sealed Soil, by Marva Nabili – on its 40th anniversary.

Eighteen-year-old Rooy-Bekheir rejects suitor after suitor as she struggles for independence and identity in her southern Iranian village. The Sealed Soil, the first independent feature by an Iranian woman director, was shot clandestinely before being smuggled out of pre-revolution Iran for post-production. It achieved international success, including winning Most Outstanding Film of the Year at the 1977 London Film Festival, but has never been shown in Iran. The beautifully shot film has been compared stylistically to Chantal Akerman’s Jeanne Dielman. This is a rare chance to see a feminist classic on the director’s own 16mm print.

The screening will be at 8.30 pm on Saturday 19 August, in NFT2 (moving to the lavish NFT1 if we sell out NFT2). Tickets go on sale on 11 July, so for now put the dates in your diary and await this mistresspiece of Iranian cinema!

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Submissions deadline extended to 14 May

Good news – we have extended our submissions deadline to 14 May, so there are still a couple of weeks to get your feminist films to us and be a part of LFFF2017!

We have also reopened our online LFFF shop, stocked with organic cotton LFFF tote bags. And we’ll have our new LFFF2017 t shirts on sale there very soon!

Happy Sunday everyone!

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LFFF2017 dates!

We have now locked down our dates, and LFFF2017 – the 5th LFFF – will take place from 17 to 20 August at the Rio Cinema in Dalston. Tickets will be on sale nearer the time. See you there!

Meanwhile, submissions are still open – until 30 April – so get your feminist films to us and be a part of LFFF2017!

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Submissions for LFFF 2017 are now OPEN!

LFFF is back for 2017, with its 5th edition of the festival!
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We look forward to receiving your feminist films!

Submissions close on 30 April 2017. Dates and venue to be announced soon.

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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.

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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:

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

Dates and venue to be announced soon.

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