The BFI Flare festival, Europe’s largest LGBT+ film festival, ran from 21 March to 1 April. Having attended Flare 2018 we thought we’d share our thoughts on a selection of films from the festival. Becks (Feature) Becks (2017, Powell and Rohrbaugh) tells the story of Brooklyn-based singer Becks (played by Lena Hall), who moves back … Continue reading BFI Flare Reviews
If the Tonya media spectacle was big in 1994, it is potentially even bigger now with the release of I, Tonya (2017, dir. Gillespie) during a year which also saw the 23rd Winter Olympics. The film has already been praised for its consciously subjective and nuanced portrayal of abuse and violence; and although she didn’t … Continue reading Axels of violence: the portrayal of abuse in I, Tonya
With The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018, dir. Ahkavan) receiving the highest honor at the Sundance festival, I have been spending a lot of time thinking about the novel it was based on, as well as spending about an hour every day convincing everybody I know to read the book (not a lot of success … Continue reading The Way She Looks: Cinema and the Lesbian Canon
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, … Continue reading New series of articles from the LFFF!
Submissions for the 2018 London Feminist Film Festival are now open and we are now accepting submissions to the festival via FilmFreeway. The earlybird deadline for submissions is 15 February 2018 and the regular deadline is 15 May 2018. To submit your film to LFFF2018 please click on the button below: We look forward to … Continue reading Submissions for LFFF 2018 are now OPEN!
What a fantastic last day at LFFF2017! The afternoon started off with a powerful session on violence against women and girls, with three fantastic films. The panel, chaired by Camille Kumar of Women & Girls Network, discussed honour-based violence, giving a voice through film to those who are not usually heard, and the current funding problems for … Continue reading LFFF2017 – that’s a wrap!
Oh what a night! We can't not start this post with the news that we SOLD OUT NFT1! Marva Nabili's The Sealed Soil, our Feminist Classic for LFFF2017, was originally scheduled for NFT2 – when that sold out it was put up to the gigantic 450-seater NFT1. The LFFF crew turned up at the BFI last … Continue reading OMG we sold out the 450-seater NFT1!