About the Feminist Film Festival

Ireland’s Feminist Film Festival is running for the fourth time this autumn in Dublin. All profits are, once again, going to a fantastic charity called Sasane so we really appreciate your support. We are not taking admin/handling fees, the event is run entirely by a small team of volunteers and we are totally independent. And, in fact, non-profit Planeterra have promised to match our fund-raising euro-for-euro, yay! What great news, double the bang for your donation buck and all you need to do is come to a film.

We’d love to hear from you if you have any ideas or would like to get involved.

For an idea of what we are trying to do with the Feminist Film Festival, please see our mission below. For some facts and figures about why it’s important to support and celebrate women in film, click back to our homepage.

2017 FESTIVAL: 
Thursday 16th, Friday 17th and Saturday 18th November 2017

The New Theatre,
43 Essex St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland
(Beside the Project Arts Centre, through Connolly Books)

Feminist Film Festival Mission:

• To help counteract the misrepresentation and narrow range of women portrayed through stereotypical female characters and in two-dimensional roles and expose audiences to a broader scope than those often found in mainstream cinema. Characters that are more easy to identify with, more diverse, more interesting, more real, more fleshed-out, more exciting, characters that, therefore, don’t patronise their audience

• To screen, support and promote films where women have played a vital role in a film’s making, production or as a crew member in order to help counter the under-representation of women in the film industry. We want to celebrate women who are working in the industry and we also hope to inspire and empower others to get involved in filmmaking and production

• To bring the perspectives, stories and experiences of women, feminists and *women-identified people to a wider audience through film in an inclusive, positive and friendly environment and event

*NB. Anywhere and everywhere that we mention ‘woman/women’ we mean anyone who identifies as a woman.

We couldn’t do this without a whole heap of help from a bunch of lovely people. Massive thanks and respect to:

Designist, Dept of Media Studies Maynooth, DCU School of Communication, Practice and Theory, The New Theatre, and everyone else who has helped and supported the Feminist Film Festival, especially all the film fans who attend each year.

Concept and content: © Copyright Karla Healion 2014-2015.