Futurist Women has been selected to take part in this year's campaiging film festival, 16 Days 16 Films. Modern Films and Kering Foundation held an open call to female filmmakers in the UK, Ireland, France and Italy for submissions of short films inspired by 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence, which runs from 25th November to 10th December. Each day a short film will go live on the project platforms to rasie awareness of and campiagn against gender based violence.
Futurist Women will mark the end of the campaign and go live at 4pm on the 10th December. Read more about 16 Days 16 Films in Screen International.
Watch the films as they are released here.
Delighted to announce that Futurist Women has been selected for this year's Zebra Poetry Film Festival in Berlin. Eelyn Lee was invited to suggest recent work for a special strand focussing on UK poetry films. In 2012 Eelyn won one of the main prizes at 'Zebra' with her powerful and evocative film Life and Deaf which went on to screen at other international festivals including the prestigious Berlinale. Life and Deaf will screen again as part of this year's opening night gala at the Zebra Poetry Film Festival.
Futurist Women will screen on Friday 6th Dec at 22.00 at the Kino in der KulturBrauerei. More info and tickets here.
The whole team involved in this creative documentary are excited to announce that Britishness will have it's public premiere at Sheffield's Off the Shelf festival on Sunday 20th Oct at 12.00 noon. The screening will be follwed by a panel discussion with Eelyn Lee, Magid Magid, Sheffield's Poet Laureate Otis Mensah, author Désirée Reynolds and young writers who feature in the film.
Off the Shelf is one of the largest and most accessible literary annual festivals in the UK, bringing the biggest names in literature and the arts to Sheffield. Buy tickets here.
Join Eelyn Lee for the Black Arts World: Slate Weekeneder at the Showroom Cinema, Sheffiled, where she will be doing a Q&A with curator Melanie Abrahams. Melanie has programmed two of Eelyn's short films - Truce Triptych and Futurist Women - to screen at this special event celebrating a new wave of Black* artists working in the north. Slate is an Eclipse programme. More details here.
*To Eclipse, Black includes anyone who is marginalised for their race or ethnicity.
Yesterday we wrapped on the Britishness film! We had a great shoot up at Park Hill as the summer sun set over Sheffield. Thanks to everyone who's travelled with us on this fascinating journey in to exploring our nation identity. Watch this space for updates about screenings. Left to right: Dan, Fionn, Ross, Eelyn, Shannon, L & Warda.