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!
Thank you all who came on Friday. We had a thought-provoking panel following our session on Indian Women Claiming Spaces. We heard from activists who are on the ground in India and discussed the place that white women have in making films about other cultures. This was followed by a sold out talk on Feminism and Veganism – with … Continue reading Successful second day at LFFF2017, and more to come today!
LFFF2017 got off to a great start last night with Talk Back Out Loud. We discussed stigma, prejudice, and power. As our fantastic chair commented, 'Racism, classism, fascism, misogyny don't happen on their own. They don't happen in a silo'. Tonight at 6 pm it's our Indian Women Claiming Spaces session, and all three directors … Continue reading Powerful 1st night at LFFF2017. Plus Marva Nabili arrives in London!
The 5th edition of LFFF kicks off tonight at 6pm at the Rio Cinema with the European Premiere of Kaori Sakagami's Talk Back Out Loud. The film follows a group of women involved with The Medea Project, a US theatre company for HIV-positive and incarcerated women run by inspirational powerhouse Rhodessa Jones. This is what one of our jurors … Continue reading LFFF2017 starts today!
We are super excited to share some more updates with you today. Firstly we are honoured to announce that Marva Nabili, director of our Feminist Classic The Sealed Soil, will now be attending the screening, flying in from LA especially for the event! She will be joining us on stage in NFT1 for a Q&A after the … Continue reading More exciting LFFF updates
Our FEMINIST CLASSIC: The Sealed Soil has been moved up from NFT2 to NFT1 at the BFI Southbank, meaning there are more tickets on sale now! Tickets to this rare screening sold out so quickly, and more people still wanted tickets, so we're so pleased to be able to move it up a screen and … Continue reading The Sealed Soil update – MORE TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
The LFFF2017 programme has been released! This year will be the 5th London Feminist Film Festival and we have some special treats in store to celebrate this occasion with you. As in previous years, we will be returning to the lovely Rio Cinema in Dalston from 17 to 20 August, however we will also have a special … Continue reading LFFF2017 programme out now!
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 … Continue reading Announcing our 2017 Feminist Classic!