Now in its second year, the Female Filmmaker Festival (FFFEST), returns to the Quad Cinema (34 West 13th Street, NY, NY) from October 25 to the 27th. FFFEST celebrated the achievements of women filmmakers in cinema from all over the world. Along with screening gems and oddities, the fest is also a resource for women looking to learn more about the film industry.
For fans of cult horror, included in the festival is a double feature focusing on actor, playwright, and cinematographer Kei Fujiwara. First is Shinya Tsukamoto’s gritty cyberpunk body horror film, Tetsuo the Iron Man in which Fujiwara acted and shot, followed by her directorial 1996 feature Organ, based on her work in experimental theatre. Other films include The Music of Regret (with a Q&A with filmmaker Laurie Simmons and Shirin Neshat of Women Without Men), Variety, Women Without Men, and more.
Panels include How to Break in & Navigate Your First Film Deal, with panelists Desiree Akhavan, Dianna Agron, and Erin Lee Car. There is also Women in Film Programming with panelists Mahen Bonetti, founder and executive director of the New York African Film Festival; Cristina Cacioppo, programmer of Alamo Drafthouse Downtown Brooklyn; and Nellie Killian, programmer of dozens of series including “Tell Me: Women Filmmakers, Women’s Stories,” the Migrating Forms festival, and the Sarasota Film Festival.
To learn more, go to: https://fffest.org/
October 25 - 27, 2019
34 W. 13th St.
New York, NY 10011