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Dublin Feminist Film Festival 2017

The fourth Dublin Feminist Film Festival will take place on the 16th–18th November 2017

WHERE? The New Theatre, 43 Essex St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 (beside the Project Arts Centre, through Connolly Books)
WHY? To help counteract the mis/under representation of women in film. And fund-raise for a fantastic charity at the same time
HOW MUCH? €10 per film screening – ALL PROFITS GO TO CHARITY. Sasane – see below/ Sasane provide support, education and training for victims of sex trafficking in Nepal.


Email: /
Twitter: @FemmoFilmFest
Instagram: @dublinfeministfilmfestival
Contact: Aoife O’Toole (Marketing) / Karla Healion (Director)
Phone Aoife on: +353 (0)87 267 8209 Phone Karla on: +353 (0)83 172 7808
Interviews/info available on request. The Festival would ideally be previewed, featured or mentioned in arts/entertainment/social/community/events/women’s pages.


The aim of the festival is to help counteract the mis/under representation of women in film by giving women who work in the film industry the exposure and credit they deserve and also provide an alternative to the all-too-often two dimensional and stereotypical characters seen on screens, with some real and exciting portrayals of female traits.

The theme for #DFFF2017 will be “FeministFutures”
Our programme this year will foreground topics such as: science, the avant-garde, technology and the digital world, contemporary feminist issues and movements, sci-fi, occult, modernity, dystopia, utopia, the future female, aspirations, visionary a/v, globalisation.
As well as screening films, we will hold our annual SHORT FILM PRIZE, special events, workshops, discussions and talks. FULL PROGRAMME TBC.

Please use the hashtags #DFFF2017 and #FeministFutures if mentioning the festival on social media.


“The aim of the Feminist Film Festival is to, first and foremost, raise money for a fantastic and inspiring charity called Sasane who do incredible work in Nepal with victims of horrific sex trafficking and gender violence. By using something like this to raise money it means that we can celebrate women’s rights and female empowerment trans-nationally and remind ourselves that gender equality is still not quite a reality.”

“We also hope, in terms of cinema, to help counteract the mis/under representation of women in film. This means we will support and promote films where women have played a vital role in a film’s making to help inspire others to get involved in film making and production. We would also like to counteract the mis-representation of women portrayed through stereotypical female characters. And, of course, to also bring the perspectives, stories and experiences of women, feminists and **women-identified people to a wider audience through film in an inclusive and friendly event”, Karla Healion – Director


This film festival is a totally independent event and ALL profits from the festival will go to Sasane in Nepal (, a non-profit charity organisation run by and for victims of sex trafficking. Sasane provide women with education, support and training. The Feminist Film Festival’s founder Karla Healion visited this charity in Nepal when travelling Asia recently and was blown away by this group of amazing women, who not only survived horrific experiences of sex trafficking and violence but have now set up this organisation that trains, educates and supports other women who need help. The women of Sasane are positive, warm, strong, smart, wonderful people and they so genuinely deserved our support and donation. The hope is to raise as much as possible for these incredible people!
PLEASE NOTE: No money will be taken for admin or processing from the