The London Feminist Film Festival was set up as a response to the underrepresentation of women in the film industry, as well as to the lack of films addressing feminist issues and the fact that the representation of women on screen is often narrow and stereotypical. They want to celebrate women creatives whilst ensuring that this feminist ethos also extends to the films they show. The festival will be a celebration of feminist films past and present. Their aim is to inspire discussion about feminism and film, to support women directors, and to get feminist films seen by a wider audience.
They are pleased to announce the very first London Feminist Film Festival, which will take place at Hackney Picturehouse over the long weekend of 29 November to 2 December 2012. They will be screening feminist shorts and feature films from women directors around the world, including films by up-and-coming directors as well as feminist classics. Each film session will be accompanied by a panel discussion featuring prominent filmmakers, feminists, academics, and arts critics.
Dates: Thursday 29 November to Sunday 2 December 2012
Venue: Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street, London E8 1HE, UK