The Grand Rapids Feminist Film Festival is a two day free celebration dedicated to elevating voices and showcasing talent from historically underrepresented groups in mainstream media.
Bring awareness to the lack of diverse representation in front of and behind the camera.
Inspire and empower media creators from underrepresented and marginalized groups to engage in filmmaking as a feminist act.
Examine media through the intersecting lenses of gender, sexuality, race, ability, class, age, etc.
Cultivate a welcoming safe space that fosters cross-cultural understanding.
Now in its fifth year, the GRFFF was originally the brainchild of independent publisher The Bandit Zine as a film version of their magazine. What started as a small evening showcase has now grown into a two-day festival that includes interactive workshops and panels, performances by local artists, and films screened from around the world.
In 2017, the festival was held for the first time at the UICA in downtown Grand Rapids. We hosted seven panel discussions, three unique speakers, and screened thirty-one films. The festival also featured a drag show, sketch comedy show, and an interactive animation workshop.
We’re excited to see the fest grow even more this year, and are so happy to be a part of the ever-evolving Grand Rapids feminist community. See our 2017 press release for information on last year's festival.
GRFFF is run entirely by volunteers and is made possible through community partnerships and sponsors. And we're always looking for more!