Filma. Feminist Film Festival
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Filma. Feminist Film Festival
Still from the film 'Daisies'. Two-shot. Shades of purple and lavender. In bed, one young girl leans on the back of another, both bored, looking in different directions.
Special screening
Director: Vera Chytilová
Czechoslovakia, 1966, 73 minutes, fiction
Two young women, both named Marie, decide that since the world is spoiled they will be spoiled as well; accordingly, they embark on a series of destructive pranks, in which they consume and destroy the world around them.
Illustration for the program 'Radical Love'. Digital colorful drawing. Different protagonists of the festival movies calmly lean their heads towards each other with their eyes closed.
Curators: Filma collective; text: geo
This program is composed of films that we chose out of 60 submissions from nearly 20 countries. Originally we thought of it as an opportunity to show how diverse feminist movies can be, but then we understood that our selections have a common theme: radical love.
Illustration for the program 'Origins and Echoes'. Digital drawings against the photo of a Galaxy: lavender walls, sealing and floor are levitating along with different white+grey objects, symbolizing festival movies (bathtub, wig, loudspeaker, trans*flag, disco ball etc.). A pink jellyfish is leaving the walls` margins, heading to the open space.
Curators: Syaivo, geo; text: Syaivo
Program made in cooperation with Cinema Queer International Film Festival
This program incorporates films which deal with the unity of feminist ideas as trans*feminist. Each of the films is evidence that trans*experiences, gender nonconformity and non-normativity have always been pivotal to the feminist agenda.
Illustration for the program 'Possible Utopias'
Curators: Mariam Agamyan, Augustina Vasile
A significant trait of feminist cinema and filmmaking is the ability to speak in the first person about experiences of oppression and systemic discrimination, such as racism. The films in this program powerfully and aptly articulate anti-oppressive messages within their narratives, whether real or imaginary.
Still from the film 'The Wonderful Years'. Two-shot. Old black and white portrait of two smiling women, one hugging another. Both looking directly at the viewer.
Special screening
Directors: Svitlana Shymko, Galina Yarmanova
Ukraine, 2018, 9 minutes, documentary
“The Wonderful Years” explores the lives of non-heterosexual women in Ukraine in the late Soviet Union. It is based on archive video materials and interviews excerpts from research projects on LGBT history.