The early submissions deadline has passed (we’re very happy with the submissions we’ve got so far), and now that we have a bit of a breather here at the LFFF we thought we’d start to share our thoughts about the film landscape this year. It’s an exciting time for women in film, and for feminism, with the #metoo and #timesup campaigns detonating a seismic change in the industry – and beyond. We would like to open our platform to contributions to the different debates taking place right now, and engage with film and feminism the whole year round.
In order to do this, we will be commissioning and posting articles about a broad spectrum of themes, with a feminist take in tune with the festival’s mission. Expect nuanced critique, unusual perspectives and above all, a passion for feminist debate.
Our first contribution by the talented Pippa Sterk, one of our coordinators, takes on the “age gap” trope in LGBTQ+ film, specifically analysing the case of Call Me By Your Name (2017), a favourite for the Academy Awards next month.
We hope you enjoy this new feature of the London Feminist Film Festival and that you share your thoughts about it on our social media.