London Feminist Film Festival

The first London Feminist Film Festival will take place at Hackney Picturehouse from 29 November to 2 December 2012.

The festival will screen 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.

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.

The festival aims to celebrate women creatives whilst ensuring that this feminist ethos also extends to the films we show. It will be a celebration of feminist films past and present. The aim is to inspire discussion about feminism and film, to support women directors and to get feminist films seen by a wider audience.

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