Today! The Grand Rapids Feminist Film Festival at Grand Rapids’ UICA Today! Noon–Be There

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Today, the Grand Rapids Feminist Film Festival takes place at Grand Rapid’s Urban Institute of Comtemporary Art,  2 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.  Phone: (616) 454-7000. Activities start at 1200 Noon.

The Grand Rapids Feminist Film Festival is a free one day celebration dedicated to elevating voices and showcasing talent from historically underrepresented groups in mainstream media.

Block A – 12:15 -1:15 p.m.
The Station
Girls Soccer Beyond Borders
Mommy Goes Race
The Message is in the Song
Goat: The Music of Mikiko
The World I Live In *
*discussion with the filmmaker to directly follow screenings in theater

Block B – 2:00-3:15 p.m.
Exit Strategy #4 *
Sexpert Franzen
*discussion with the filmmaker to directly follow screenings in theater

Block C – 3:30-4:30 p.m. 
Je Suis Defferent.e (I am Different)
Jabari Keating
Hair Trigger
Plenty to Say: The Radical Murals of Mary Perry Stone

Block D – 5:00-6:15 p.m.
Getting Ready
Twinkle Power to Change
The New Woman
Mino Bimaadiziwin
Dreamer *
*discussion with the filmmaker to directly follow screenings in theater

Block E – 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Raakh Ko Dhua (A Short Musical about Acid Attack Victims in India)
Callate Nina “Stay Quiet”
GIRL FACT – A Teenage Guide to Survive Sex Slavery

Block F – 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Gloria’s Call
Dead Tooth *
Bride of Frankie
*discussion with the filmmaker to directly follow screenings in theater

For more on these films

GRFFF’s Mission
Bring awareness to the lack of diverse representation in front of and behind the camera.
Inspire and empower media creators from underrepresented and marginalized groups to engage in filmmaking as a feminist act.
Examine media through the intersecting lenses of gender, sexuality, race, ability, class, age, etc.
Cultivate a welcoming safe space that fosters cross-cultural understanding.

ABOUT GRFFF According to their website
Now in its fifth year, the GRFFF was originally the brainchild of independent publisher The Bandit Zine as a film version of their magazine. What started as a small evening showcase has now grown into an all-day festival that includes interactive workshops and panels, performances by local artists, and films screened from around the world.

In 2017, the festival was held for the first time at the UICA in downtown Grand Rapids. We hosted seven panel discussions, three unique speakers, and screened thirty-one films. The festival also featured a drag show, sketch comedy show, and an interactive animation workshop.

We’re excited to see the fest grow even more this year, and are so happy to be a part of the ever-evolving Grand Rapids feminist community.

GRFFF is run entirely by volunteers and is made possible through community partnerships and sponsors. And we’re always looking for more!

For more on the Grand Rapids International Film Festival.

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