Monday, 26 November 2012

EWAV Works supports the inaugural London Feminist Film Festival 2012

EWAV Works is proud to be a part of the inaugural London Feminist Film Festival 2012, starts on 29th November 2012 until 2nd December 2012 at Hackney Picturehouse, London. 

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 inaugural edition of this new festival will comprise four days of international feminist films past and present. Each session will be accompanied by a director Q&A or a panel discussion featuring academics, filmmakers, activists, and critics.
The programme was announced last month and includes an exciting mix of shorts and feature films from women directors around the world, including six premieres.

The festival opened its submissions to women directors of any country making films of any length or genre, and selected films based on quality as well as feminist content.

Festival Director, Anna Read: “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”.

EWAV Works Founder/Director Lola Atkins: "We are truly proud to be a supporter of the first London Feminist Film Festival. This is a great festival to elevate the status of women in media, we are excited about the many voices that would be echoed as a result of the work of LFFF 2012".