Femspectives 2019 Festival Programme

Femspectives, a newcomer to the Glasgow festival scene is excited to announce the programme of its inaugural festival providing a platform for films by womxn and safe spaces for conversations about feminisms, social issues and politics.

The festival will take place at Kinning Park Complex from 22 - 24 March 2019. The programme will showcase a variety of titles, including two Scottish premieres, an archive film and a selection of short films from filmmakers based in Scotland.

Complimentary events include post-screening discussions, a Womxn’s Networking Brunch open to womxn and non-binary people (trans inclusive) and a panel discussion focusing on womxn’s histories and the way women have been excluded from history.

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Adina Pintilie's Golden Bear winning first feature, Touch Me Not will open the festival taking a nuanced approach of exploring intimacy, bodies and sexual desires.

Trin T. Minh-ha’s timeless classic Surname Viet Given Name Nam will give audiences the chance to  deep dive into the history of Vietnamese women in society. Evangelia Kranioti’s Obscuro Barroco gives an ethereal and transformative glimpse into gender and metamorphosis through a fusion of colours. A truly remarkable coming of age tale from Dominga Sotomayor Castillo - Too Late to Die Young draws on the director’s personal experience to capture young families after the fall of Pinochet's regime who want to build a new way of life away from the excess of urban existence.

Looking at the ways feminisms intersect with religion, Paula Eiselt’s 93Queen centres around a group of empowered womxn who created the first all-female volunteer ambulance corps.

A Call to Action - a short film programme consisting of activist feminist films will close Femspectives 2019 while also inspiring and encouraging action beyond the boundaries of the festival.

Film programme

Touch Me Not

D. Adina | Romania/Germany 2018 | Event link

Surname Viet Given Name Nam

D. Trin T. Minh-ha | Vietnam/USA 1989 | Event link

Obscuro Barroco (Scottish Premiere)

D. Evangelia Kranioti | France/Greece 2018 | Event link

Too Late to Die Young

D. Dominga Sotomayor Castillo | Chile/Brazil/Argentina/Netherlands/Qatar 2018 | Event link

93Queen (Scottish Premiere)

D. Paula Eiselt | USA 2018 | Event link

Feminisms & Activism - A Call to Action - A Selection of Scottish Short Films

Various | UK | Event link

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More about Femspectives

Femspectives is a film series and festival in Glasgow. It provides a platform for films by womxn and safe spaces for conversations about feminism, social issues and politics. To find out more, visit their website at https://femspectives.com/. The first Femspectives film festival will be hosted from 22 - 24 March 2019 at Kinning Park Complex.