“We want to celebrate women creatives whilst ensuring that this feminist ethos also extends to the films we show. The festival will be a celebration of feminist films past and present. Our aim is to inspire discussion about feminism and film, to support women directors, and to get feminist films seen by a wider audience”.
Festival Director, Anna Read
The first edition of the London Feminist Film Festival, which was established to address underrepresentation of women in the film industry and feminist issues onscreen, will be hosted at the Hackney Picturehouse from 29th November- 2nd December 2012.
The Festival will showcase the work of women directors from any country who deal with feminist issues or representations in their films. Films screened may include shorts and feature-length productions, will celebrate a range of contemporary and classic work, and will be accompanied by panel discussions featuring prominent filmmakers, feminists, academics, and arts critics.
In the run-up to the Festival, organisers have received numerous and ‘diverse’ entries from across the globe for this year’s event, and successful filmmakers will be notified by 9th October.
For more information, see: http://londonfeministfilmfestival.com