Femspectives line-up announced

Glasgow Feminist Film Festival returns for second year

by Amber Wilkinson

Vai
Vai
The full programme has been announced for Femspectives - Glasgow Feminist Film Festival, which runs from February 20 to 23 and aims to celebrate international talent alongside homegrown filmmaking.

The festival will open with ensemble film Vai, which was shot by nine directors across seven Pacific countries. It will close with shorts night Made In Scotland, featuring shorts from Raisah Ahmad and Alison Piper among others.

The 2020 festival is based around three themes - It’s Complicated, Collective Memory: Trauma & Nation and Autonomy.

Among the films in the line-up include documentaries The Archivettes, which considers the Lesbian Herstory Archives, the world’s largest collection of materials by and about lesbians, and Little Miss Westie, which follows Ren McCarthy as she becomes the first trans girl to compete in her town's Lil Miss Westie pageant.

Fiction features include the UK premiere of The Awakening Of The Ants, which follows a woman as she struggles to make space for her own desires and is caught between domestic pressures from her in-laws and her husband’s longing for a third child

Co-founders and producers of Femspectives Lauren Clarke and Kathi Kamleitner said: “We are very excited for Femspectives to return for its second edition in 2020. There is a tangible interest in supporting the work of womxn and engaging with feminist content, and we are very happy to be one of many organisations providing these opportunities to Glasgow audiences.

"Building on the success of our first edition, Femspectives 2020 festival programme has doubled in the number of events and given us the opportunity to curate an even wider selection of films and events. This year’s festival will be comprised of 13 films representing 11 countries, 2 open forum discussions, 1 workshop and a womxn networking brunch.”

Tickets to all events, at Civic House, Glasgow, are on sale now, priced on an honesty scale of ‘pay what you can afford', with full details of the line-up at femspectives.com

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