We are Hitting the Pause Button on Film Festival
We have had the honour of a weekly online film festival, curated Heroine Lisl Ponger, for the past 52 weeks. We’ve travelled the world, visited many cultures and heard many stories in the past year.
We explored themes of race in #BlackLivesMatter, climate change and the pandemic in The Butterfly Thief and gender-based violence in I Am Unbeatable. We saw what hair meant to different cultures in Hair Stories, women’s roles under the big top in Circus! Circus! and performing mermaids in Underwater Women.
Our weekly film festival has given us the opportunity to explore beyond our bubbles in a time of so much restriction and although we are pressing pause on film festival for now, we have a funny feeling they’ll be back…
With the Oscars approaching, we’ll be celebrating at Hundred Heroines with our own awards. Do you have a favourite short film from the 52 programmes from our online film festival? If so, submit a nomination for our short film award.