Chicago Feminist Film Festival

The third annual Chicago Feminist Film Festival will run March 7-9 in Film Row Cinema.

“We don’t expect anyone to come to one film and walk out a feminist … Nothing is going to happen overnight. But film does have the power to shape conversations.”

Susan Kerns and Michelle Yates, co-curators of the Chicago Feminist Film Festival

The third annual Chicago Feminist Film Festival (CFFF) will open March 7 at Columbia’s Film Row Cinema. The festival kicks off at 5 p.m. with an opening reception at 7 p.m. Day two of the festival begins at 1:30 p.m., and day three begins at 2:15 p.m.

This year’s feature film selections are Argentine director Constanza Novick’s The Future Ahead (El future que viene), the Kuperberg sisters’ Women Who Run Hollywood (Et la femme créa Hollywood), and Chicago director Ky Dickens' Zero Weeks. Alongside the features are several programs of shorts, such as “Philip K. Vagina: Women in Science,” which features the world premiere of Cinema and Television Arts Associate Chair Wenhwa Ts’ao’s short "Nova," and “Man in the Middle,” which focuses on masculinity in Trump’s America. 

Several student and alumni films, featuring alumni directors, costume designers, cinematographers, and more, are also slated to screen. Detailed programming can be found here.

Chicago Feminist Film Festival
March 7-9
5 p.m.
Film Row Cinema
1104 S. Wabash Ave.