Davis Feminist Film Festival

The 13th annual Davis Feminist Film Festival is a grassroots event that showcases independent documentary, narrative, and experimental film in order to explore perspectives often missing from mainstream media. Local in spirit and global in scope, the festival provides an inclusive public space for underrepresented artists to raise consciousness about the intersections of gender, race, ethnicity, class, ability, sexuality, and other socially constructed categories. It is a fun, inspiring, community-building event for artists and audiences alike!

Our History

The Davis Feminist Film Festival started in 2005 as a fundraiser for international internships with grassroots feminist non-profit organizations run through the Gender and Global Issues Program (GGI) housed in Women and Gender Studies at UC Davis. In 2007, when the funding for GGI ended, the Consortium for Women and Research partnered with other campus units in order to sustain and grow the festival until 2014. Currently, the 2018 Davis Feminist Film Festival is being run through the Women's Resources and Research Center.

2018 Lineup

This year’s festival will feature two nights of films organized around the themes of Bodies and Technologies; Beyond the Binary; and Nation, Family, Community.

A special screening on night two will spotlight the work of UC Davis student filmmakers Lena El-Gabalawy and Yuelei Song, and will be followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers and an audience Q&A. Branwen Okpako, Associate Professor of Cinema and Digital Media, will facilitate.


About the Filmmakers


Reserve your tickets on EventBrite now! Ticket prices are on a sliding scale, and fee waivers are available.

  • Student (1 night): $5-7
  • Student (2 nights): $8-10
  • Community Member (1 night): $7-10
  • Community Member (2 nights): $12-15


For more information on the event, or for ways to sponsor or volunteer, email femfilmfest@ucdavis.edu