It’s that time of the year again!
Underwire film festival, celebrating shorts by women since 2010, is back in The Yard Theatre in Hackney Wick, London form Tuesday to Saturday.
As a prelude to the festival, Underwire has hosted today a series of panel discussions, Girls on Film, tackling the history of the lesbian on screen; the Bechdel Test on the eve of its 30th birthday; the trouble with so-called ‘Strong Female Characters’; women in comic book films.
Alongside established festival strands, this year’s edition sees the Underwire Alumnae Reunion on Saturday 15 November, celebrating the Underwire filmmaking community with a host of alumnae from previous years returning to share their stories and successes.
For comedy writers, there is a training day on Friday 14 November, Writing Comedy: Finding Confidence in the Collective, focussing on networking and collaboration in the industry.
For full programme and to book tickets, please visit the festival website.
First picture is Underwire logo. Second picture is a still from Barbara Hammer’s Dyketactics (1974). Both courtesy of Underwire.