After many hours of film watching and some weeks of deliberation, the programme for the very first edition of the London Feminist Film Festival is finally complete! We had a great number and variety of submissions from women filmmakers all around the world. It’s a cliché to say it, but it really was very difficult to choose from so many excellent films. You can find the final selection here.
Over the course of four days we will screen six feature length films and 10 short films, from 14 different countries, including five UK premieres and one European premiere.
The festival will kick off with the UK premiere of Lesbiana – A Parallel Revolution, an amazing documentary about the lesbian writers, philosophers, and activists who were key players in creating a revolutionary sisterhood in the 1980s. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion and an opening night party, details of which to be announced soon!
Other highlights of the festival include a 30th anniversary screening of the 1982 feminist classic A Question of Silence by Marleen Gorris, and a screening of Audre Lorde – The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992 about the award-winning writer and activist’s time in Germany.
An important and integral part of the festival will be the post-film panel discussions. These will give us all a chance to discuss the films, the feminist issues raised by the films, and wider issues of women’s representation behind and in front of the camera. We’re happy to say that writer, critic, and LFFF matron Bidisha will be chairing all of the panel discussions. Panellists will include directors of the films we are showing, academics, critics, and women’s rights activists.
Tickets go on sale on 2 November 2012 from this website and from the Hackney Picturehouse website.
We hope you’re as excited about the festival as we are! We really look forward to seeing you at the screenings, chatting with you at the opening night party, and hearing your thoughts on the films at the post-film panel discussions.
See you on 29 November at Hackney Picturehouse!