THE VOICE OF A WOMAN FILM FESTIVAL, otherwise known as the VOW FILM FEST, will launch Friday 2nd October 2015 and run at participating venues until Sunday 4th October 2015, bringing stories rarely seen, made by women globally, to public audiences.
The festival features dramatic and documentary films, shorts, along with THE VOICE OF A WOMAN TALKS SERIES – comprised of talks with filmmakers about their works. Participating venues include: Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Curzon Cinema Soho, Picturehouse Central, Apple Store-Covent Garden and the Ham Yard Hotel Film Club.
The festival begins on Friday 2nd October at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH – 10am – 12pm, presenting a collaboration between VOICE OF A WOMAN and the National Film & Television School, featuring film screenings, workshops and talks led by industry veteran Lynda Myles – Head of Directing at NFTS and Chris Auty – Head of Producing at NFTS leading discussions with women working in the film industry.
The ICA event is then followed at 3pm on Friday 2nd, by a VOICE OF A WOMAN FILM TALKS DIGITAL SESSION, with Games developer Rebecca Winch, Head of Production for the digital entertainment company The Project Factory, who has created digital interactive gaming for such television dramas as Sherlock, Downtown Abbey and others, this will take place, on Friday 2nd October – 3pm, at the Apple Store in Covent Garden, 1-7 Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 8HA. Booking at Apple is required.
The festival’s featured Opening Night film will take place on Friday 2nd October at 6:30pm at the Curzon Soho, 99 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 5DY. This year’s featured artist is the brilliant documentary filmmaker Kim Longinotto, whose 2015 film, “Dreamcatcher” won the Sundance Film Festival’s 2015 World Cinema Award for Documentary. Kim Longinotto’s “Dreamcatcher” will screen as the Festival’s Opening Night Film, followed by an after-film discussion between Kim Longinotto and Guardian Newpaper’s Features writer, Kira Cochrane. For filmmakers this is not to be missed.
The festival continues on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th October, from 9 am to 8pm at The Hospital Club, 24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, which serves as the main hub of the festival, for two days of film screenings and THE VOICE OF A WOMAN TALKS SESSIONS with filmmakers, writers, executives, digital artists and more. The Hospital Club has been described by Forbes as, “the coolest private club in London,” and provides the perfect venue, boasting 5 floors of event rooms, including its screening room, restaurant, bars and lounges for up to 30,000 members in the Creative Industries – a great venue to network and meet some of the countries leading Creatives.
Among the films shown this year will be works by filmmakers, Kim Longinotto, Lauren Greenfield, Carol Morely, Deeyah Khan, Debbie Tucker Green, Frannie Armstrong, Cecile Emeke, Kate Blewett, Esther Anderson and others. Almost all films will be followed by after-film discussions with the filmmakers – as well as Industry Talks with Executives and Craft Talks with specialists in their fields.
THE VOICE OF A WOMAN FILM FESTIVAL 2015:
ICA Friday 2nd -10:00am -12:00pm Free
CURZON SOHO Friday 2nd – 6:30pm – 9:00pm £15
APPLE STORE, COVENT GARDEN Friday 2nd – 3:00pm – 4:30pm Free
THE HOSPITAL CLUB Saturday 3rd – 9:00am – 7:00pm £10
HAM YARD HOTEL Sunday 4th – 3:00pm – 5:30pm £15
BOOKINGS AT: www.thevoiceofawoman.com (scroll to the Homepage calendar and click)