Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Women short film festival

The tickets for UnderWire Festival are now on sale!
UnderWire, the UK's only short film festival dedicated to showcasing the
raw cinematic talents of women, have announced their 2011 programme running
23 - 26 November at The Shortwave Cinema in London, featuring an eclectic
mix of genres, themes and aesthetic styles across seven short film strands.

With awards for Best Director, Best Producer, Best Writer, Best Editor,
Best Cinematographer, Best Composer and Best Film Journalist, the festival
hopes to move the UK film community towards a more gender balanced
industry, which recognises and encourages the work of women working across
a range of crafts in the UK.

The films in this year's festival look at issues ranging from national
identity (The Cake, Sunday), female sexuality (First Bite, Nocturn), adolescence (Biatch, I Luv Matt Johnson) and social responsibility (N25, Himalayan Sisters),
bringing together work that looks to plant the seeds of engagement and
discussion for everyone who attends over the four days in November.

Alongside the film programme, UnderWire is hosting a day of affordable
industry events on Saturday 26 November at The Shortwave Cinema and The
Bermondsey Square Hotel. Sessions include 'Ladies First: Representation of
Women in Music Videos', 'A Room of Her Own: Writing Leading Ladies', and
'The Feminist and the Flirt: Performance Video Art', amongst others.
To see the programme, buy tickets and learn more, visit

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