Girls Just Wanna Have Fun(damental Rights): China Women’s Film Festival
Why We Recommend it
A diverse line-up of female-focused films, from heartwarming films grappling with critical social and political issues to intense dramas addressing social ails, sexuality and family matters, will be screened at Emperor Cinemas.
Film, art, and culture can be influential mediums when challenging socially constructed and outdated perceptions of gender roles. Founded in 2013, The China Women’s Film Festival (CWFF) is a Beijing-based non-profit organisation dedicated to promote women’s rights and LGBTQ+ rights through film screenings, art exhibitions and cultural forums.
The Hong Kong edition of the festival will see a programme of fierce, edgy and socially relevant films produced and directed by women, about women, including Becoming Astrid (2018), a biographical drama film depicting the early years of ‘Pippi Longstocking’ author Astrid Lindgren, and Dykes, Camera, Action! (2018), a documentary on the history of queer cinema.
CWFF Hong Kong will also play host to post-event sharing sessions in which seasoned directors, producers and filmmakers will share their skills in story development, editing and other elements of filmmaking to better advocate women empowerment.