Feminist Film Screening – 19 May 2015

Feminist Filmmaking: 40 Years of Activism

Date: Tuesday 19 May 2015, 18:15-20:30

Venue: Hyde Park Picture House

Cost: £4 – tickets can be bought in advance here.

Feminist Filmmaking showcases the work of two independent feminist filmmaking collectives founded in Leeds during a time of intense activity in the Women’s Liberation Movement.

Filmmakers from Leeds Animation Workshop and Vera Media will present a selection from a body of work spanning nearly four decades – lively animations, exploring everyday sexism, domestic violence and gender discrimination in the workplace, alongside short documentaries and a celebration of women’s achievements in Yorkshire. Collectively they showcase the powerful as well as humorous ways in which activist filmmakers have sought to bring feminist issues to public attention.

The screening includes a Q&A with the filmmakers and a discussion about the relationship between filmmaking and feminist activism, then and now.

Sponsored by the Cultural and Creative Industries Exchange, University of Leeds; Feminist Archive NorthLeeds Animation Workshop; and Vera Media.


– Never Give Up – Against Violence Against Women in West Yorkshire (Vera Media, 2001)

– Give Us a Smile (Leeds Animation Workshop, 1983)

– Through the Glass Ceiling (Leeds Animation Workshop, 1994)


– Did I Say Hairdressing? I Meant Astrophysics (Leeds Animation Workshop, 1998)

– Yorkshire Women of the Century (Vera Media, 2000)

For more details, see http://www.hydeparkpicturehouse.co.uk/index.php?showing=7299#now-showing