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15 November 2012

London Feminist Film Festival debuts at Hackney Picturehouse

FROM both the realms of fact and fiction, the inaugural London Feminist Film Festival (LFF) will document women taking charge in communities around the world.

Established in response to the under-representation of women in the industry and women’s real lives on screen, the LFF 2012 highlights women’s role behind, as well as in front of, the camera.

The festival, which will take place at Hackney Picturehouse, opened its submissions to women directors from around the world – to films of any length or genre – and the programme includes six feature-length and ten short films from 14 different countries.

As well as feature and documentary screenings, post-film panel discussions in all eight sessions will address the films’ subject matter with feminist activists, culture critics, academics, and filmmakers.

The festival does not shy away from the controversial and the organisers emphasis the need to dispel every day characterisations of women in cinema.

Broadcaster and critic Bidisha explains: “The LFFF shows women as protagonists, creators, campaigners, thinkers, and true artists the world over, unafraid and unapologetic in tackling endemic themes in women’s lives, like rape and sexual harassment.”

The London Feminist Film Festival will take place at Hackney Picturehouse from 29 November – 2 December. Tickets are on sale now.

The UK premiere of Lesbiana will show at Hackney Picturehouse

The UK premiere of Lesbiana will show at Hackney Picturehouse

The UK premiere of Lesbiana will show at Hackney Picturehouse

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