Femspectives – Glasgow Feminist Film Festival (Femspectives) is an organisation aiming to champion the cinematic contributions of womxn and people with marginalised gender identities who make films and to create safe spaces and foster conversations about their films and issues related to them. Femspectives is fully committed to equality and diversity in all its activities.
Films by womxn and people with marginalised gender identities are underrepresented in the UK and beyond, thus our festival ensures dedicated screen time for showing these films. While we do see an increasing number of films by womxn and people with marginalised gender identities at international film festivals and in independent and mainstream cinemas, Femspectives provides the relevant context for these films and their subject matters by fostering conversations and discussions around them.
When selecting films for the festival, Femspectives maintains an awareness that feminist, female or marginalised gender identities are not a homogenous notion – they are complex and diverse, and not only confined to the white Western concept of feminism, but a variety approaches towards feminisms due to histories of colonisation, religion, ethnicity, histories of oppression and slavery, differences of class, gender or sexuality and so on. We want Femspectives to reflect this diversity. We therefore make efforts to work locally with People of Colour (PoC), people with different gender identities, sexualities, class backgrounds, ethnic heritage, religions and so on, ensuring they are represented on screen and during events.