Articles about 'film festivals'

Celebrating LGBT+ film with the Iris Prize Festival

Earlier this year, Suryatapa Mukherjee joined the team behind the Iris Prize Festival to help produce its programme catalogue. She gives us a run-down of what to expect from this year’s festival

Guest Blogger // 27 September 2017

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Erika Lust: ten years of making films, not porn

Renowned Swedish erotic director Erika Lust shares her professional journey with The F-Word as her XConfessions come to the Raindance film fest in London

Guest Blogger // 21 September 2015

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London Feminist Film Festival: 20-23 August

Sophie Mayer previews the London Feminist Film Festival, back this year for its third edition 20-23 August

Sophie Mayer // 11 August 2015

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Little women, big stories: Bechdel Test Fest’s March strand

March just keeps on giving and I would like to make an addition to my previous feminist films post. It’s been 30 years since Alison Bechdel came up with ‘The...

Ania Ostrowska // 4 March 2015

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Ada & After: Women do science [fiction]: 20-23 November 2014

This is a guest post by Selina Robertson. Selina is a freelance film programmer and writer, curating queer film programmes in the UK and at international film festivals. Together with...

Guest Blogger // 12 November 2014

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Underwire festival: 11-15 November @ The Yard Theatre

It’s that time of the year again! Underwire film festival, celebrating shorts by women since 2010, is back in The Yard Theatre in Hackney Wick, London form Tuesday to Saturday....

Ania Ostrowska // 8 November 2014

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London Film Festival preview

BFI London Film Festival opened on Wednesday and I am offering you a very subjective preview by Sophie Mayer, who is is currently writing Political Animals: The New Feminist Cinema....

Ania Ostrowska // 10 October 2014

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New review: Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014 (a secret thread of feminist elders)

Sophie Mayer reports back from this year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest, highlighting documentaries by women and about amazing women activists and filmmakers from all over the world. Read Sophie’s review and comment....

Ania Ostrowska // 22 July 2014

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Birds Eye View Festival opens on Tuesday

Birds Eye View Festival is back! The 10th Festival edition will run from 8 to 13 April 2014 at venues including BFI Southbank, Barbican, ICA, Curzon Soho and Electric Cinema....

Ania Ostrowska // 5 April 2014

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Birds Eye View festival: International Women’s Day Gala and COMPETITION

The Birds Eye View Film Festival (8-13 April) is delighted to announce details of its annual International Women’s Day Gala (8 March) and the festival’s opening and closing night films,...

Ania Ostrowska // 2 March 2014

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London Feminist Film Festival: 24-30 November in Hackney

After a very successful first edition last year, London Feminist Film Festival returns to the Hackney Picturehouse on Sunday 24 November. The festival has been extended to a whole week...

Ania Ostrowska // 19 November 2013

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UnderWire festival at The Yard Theatre: 19-23 November

Fourth edition of UnderWire film festival kicks off on Tuesday 19 November at the Yard Theatre in Hackney Wick, East London. You are invited to join the organisers for a...

Ania Ostrowska // 15 November 2013

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The Second Ever Sex Worker Film Festival in London

Sex Worker Open University (SWOU) is proud to present The Second Ever Sex Worker Film Festival that will take place this Sunday in Rio Cinema in Hackney, London. I’ve chatted...

Ania Ostrowska // 15 October 2013

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Feminism on film @ Open City Docs Fest plus COMPETITION

Hot on the heels of Sheffield Doc/Fest that finished last Sunday, Open City Docs Fest is bringing an amazing selection of 132 documentaries to London. The festival will run from...

Ania Ostrowska // 18 June 2013

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London Feminist Film Festival returns!

This is call for submissions from the team behind the London Feminist Film Festival that premiered last December, becoming a big success. Ania blogged about last year’s edition and interviewed...

Guest Blogger // 13 May 2013

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Birds Eye View 2013: celebrating Arab women filmmakers (plus COMPETITION!)

After a one year sabbatical due to funding cuts last year, Birds Eye View Film Festival returns in 2013 to celebrate Arab women filmmakers. Two preview events took place already...

Ania Ostrowska // 30 March 2013

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27th BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival PLUS COMPETITION

The 27th BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival bursts into spring (well, British spring…) from 14 to 24 March 2013. The LLGFF will take place right across BFI Southbank,...

Ania Ostrowska // 10 March 2013

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Beat the winter blues with London Comedy Film Festival 24-27 January (plus COMPETITION!)

While it remains contested exactly which week of the year is the most miserable one, a non-for-profit foundation LOCO will definitely brighten up the next week for Londoners. London Comedy...

Ania Ostrowska // 16 January 2013

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First ever London Feminist Film Festival opens in Hackney on Thursday

With many screenings sold out already, a vibrant website featuring interviews with filmmakers and a four day programme packed full of films from around the world, the first ever London...

Ania Ostrowska // 27 November 2012

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Underwire Film Festival: celebrating shorts by women. At the Ritzy until Saturday!

UnderWire festival opened last night for the third time. It was launched in 2010 by Gabriella Apicella and Gemma Mitchell who believed that women working in the UK film industry...

Ania Ostrowska // 21 November 2012

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New double review: Bumming in Beijing and Oxhide II

For two weeks in September 2012 The Screen @ RADA and Birkbeck Cinema hosted the first ever London Chinese Independent Film Festival. The festival programme featured nine independent films and...

Ania Ostrowska // 16 October 2012

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Club Des Femmes presents Two Lives @ Scala Beyond

In this guest post Selina Robertson, one half of queer feminist film club Club Des Femmes, introduces the screening taking place this Friday as part of Scala Beyond season. Selina’s...

Guest Blogger // 25 September 2012

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DocHouse RESISTENCIA: Focus on Latin America minifest (plus new review)

DocHouse is a year-round festival of weekly showcase documentary screenings in UK cinemas, bringing its audiences the best of international and UK documentary as well as masterclasses and education partnerships....

Ania Ostrowska // 21 September 2012

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Girl Gang Film Season at the Star and Shadow cinema in Newcastle upon Tyne

This is a guest post by Julia Downes who goes by the moniker even clean hands cause damage as a queer feminist DIY culture organiser based in Newcastle upon Tyne...

Guest Blogger // 29 August 2012

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First ever London Feminist Film Festival is coming to Hackney Picturehouse in November

This is a guest post by Anna Read, director of London Feminist Film Festival 2012 We are pleased to announce the very first London Feminist Film Festival will take place...

Guest Blogger // 21 August 2012

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