Women in Revolt: an exploration of short films made by female filmmakers.
Shorts OnTap, London’s fastest growing event for film-makers and film lovers, is set to bring to the city a ground-breaking new film series exploring women’s diverse identity in April.
The Shorts On Tap team will deliver a series of three short film events that will explore what it means to be a woman in the 21st century. Club des Femmes, a queer-feminist film club, will guest curate a program of classic and contemporary queer-feminist artists’ film and video work entitled Body of Work.
Over three weeks an impressive list of up-and-coming and established female filmmakers will share their latest films on a range of themes including the body, FGM, sex and control.
The 3rd and final event in the Women in Revolt series entitled Body Of Work is at the Hotel Elephant, Elephant & Castle on April 20th at 8pm.
The third chapter of the series investigates the most material dimension of sex and sexuality: the body. In an age when commodification has almost completely silenced any mainstream political discussion of the casual use of female nudity, we revisit some seminal films and look to recent works made by women artists exploring the female form.
Like at every Shorts On Tap screening, audiences will be able to discuss the films directly with the people who made them.
Shorts On Tap founder, Filippo Polesel / Michele Fiascaris, says:
“We’re really excited about the Women in Revolt series because we’ve selected some of the best work from the most talented women making short films in London to screen.”
“The series will look at themes like challenge, control and the body politic as well as topical issues and how they affect women. Shorts on Tap is all about creating a place for filmmakers and film lovers to come to see new work from new talent in the industry and we’re pleased to be bringing filmmakers and audiences closer together.”
Club des Femmes co-founder, Selina Robertson, says:
“We are delighted to have been invited to guest curate for Shorts on Tap and to have the opportunity to show some classic and contemporary queer-feminist artists’ film and video work to younger audiences”.
The program is supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London, proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery.