Spring is here 🙂 and as part of our spring clean we have decided to have a stock clearance, selling off the remaining LFFF t-shirts and tote bags from the last 7 years at bargain prices! T-shirts are £3 and totes are £2.50, plus p+p. We'll also send you a free LFFF badge with every … Continue reading Spring Stock Clearance!
With just 3 weeks to go until Christmas Day, why not brighten up the festive season with some feminist presents for yourself or your loved ones? We are selling the last t-shirts and tote bags from our 2018 design, for those who were unable to grab them during one of our events, with international shipping … Continue reading LFFF Christmas Shop now open!
Announcing a celebration of the 40th birthday of the amazing Leeds Animation Workshop! This radical women's collective was founded in 1978 and is still going strong! We'll be showing a selection of their feminist short animation films at the Rio Cinema in Dalston, London, on Sunday 2 December at 3.30pm. Leeds Animation Workshop is a … Continue reading Leeds Animation Workshop at 40!
At LFFF we believe in the potential of filmmaking as feminist activism and as an agent of social change. Each year, we bring to you a selection of films from around the world that address pressing and underdiscussed feminist issues. In our 6th edition, filmmakers exposed the threats faced by human rights defenders in Latin … Continue reading LFFF 2018 concludes
In Hannah Gadsby’s much-discussed comedy special Nanette, she argues that one of the biggest problems with celebrity today is the issue of reputation, and the idea that the (male) artist’s reputation and the myth of their genius is more important than looking at how these men actually acted in their lives. Spoiler alert: a lot … Continue reading #MeToo as the End of Auteurs? Good.
“When you see the same kinds of stories over and over from the same perspective, it’s not representative of people living in society; women’s voices are certainly marginalized and women of colour are basically erased.” – Amy Adrion Half The Picture (2018), directed by Amy Adrion, comes at a pivotal moment for gender equality in … Continue reading Half The Picture: 0.006% of Hollywood Directors from BAME Backgrounds
LFFF had the happy fortune to be invited to the screening and panel discussion of Theresa Traore Dahlberg’s Ouaga Girls On 13 May. Our partners in film crime, Last Frame Film Club organized this event in collaboration with Women of Colour Film Club, at the CentrE17 in Walthamstow. The film, which LFFF was proud to … Continue reading Ouaga Girls (2017) // Last Frame Film Club – Review
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