Davis Feminist Film Festival

The Davis Feminist Film Festival is a grassroots event that uses alternative media as a springboard for linking art to social issues. The goal of the festival is to showcase independent film spanning documentary, narrative, and experimental genres in order to explore perspectives often missing from mainstream media and culture. Now in its 13th year and increasingly international in scope, the festival provides an inclusive public space for under-represented artists ‑particularly women and people of color‑ to raise consciousness about gender, race, class, sexuality, and other dimensions of social inequality. It is a fun, inspiring, community-building event for artists and audiences alike!

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.

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


Davis Feminist Film Festival interns support the festival in multiple capacities, including curating the lineup of films, engaging the community, night-of coordinating, and more..

Interns must be able to meet the requirements below:

  • Attend weekly intern meeting Fridays (Time TBD) Winter and Spring Quarter
  • Advertise event and activities (2 hours per week)
  • Participate in tabling for the event (2 hours per week)
  • Supporting logistical aspects of the festival (1-2 hours per week)
  • Co-lead a specific project (2-3 hours per week)
  • Total hours a week: 4-8hrs

    All interns participate in reviewing and choosing films for the festival, as well as co-lead a specific project with 1-2 other interns.

    The WRRC recruits DFFF interns in early Fall quarter. To apply click Internship Application.

    If you have any questions about the internship, please email wrrc@ucdavis.edu.


    DFFF Flyer

    We are now accepting submissions for DFFF 2018!

    The Davis Feminist Film Festival welcomes films from professionals, students, and community members locally, nationally, and internationally via Film Freeway. People underrepresented in the media are especially encouraged to submit a film for consideration. Submissions are free. The Davis Feminist Film Festival is a short film festival. Films must be shorter than 35 minutes in length.

    Submit here: Film Freeway Submission Page

    Films submitted to the festival for consideration must meet at least two of the following criteria:

    • Films created with an eye for gender and social justice issues
    • Films that link local and global issues
    • Films created by people underrepresented in the media field (women, people of color, queer/transgender, disabled)
    • Films made by people from the Davis/Sacramento area

    Submissions for Feminist Film Festival opens every October. Please check filmfreeway for more info.

    2017 Lineup

    • Amma: A Song of Motherhood, directed by Yadu Aritra
    • Autumn Songs, directed by Christian Koch
    • Black & White & Grey, directed by Marieke de Koker
    • Dirty Roses, directed by Petra Terzi
    • Escaping Agra, directed by Pallavi Somusetty
    • Exisle, directed by Renata Claus
    • Grandma Loleng, directed by Cheryl Tagyamon
    • I, Destini, directed by Nicholas Pilarski
    • Jessica, directed by Kirsty Griffin
    • Meeting with the Leaf, directed by Fazlollah Tari
    • O Florescer Da Voz, directed by Jaime Leigh Gianopoulos
    • The Best Way, directed by Filip Jacobson
    • Warmi Luna - Gunaa Sol, directed by Frida Muenala
    • Woman Versus, directed by Justina Grayman


    Tickets are now available. Please come to the WRRC to pick up your tickets during business hours. Tickets are available in advance at the WRRC (113 North Hall on the UC Davis Campus) or you may reserve by clicking this link. All online tickets must be exchanged at the door. Suggested donations are from $5 to $7 for students and $7 to $10 general tickets.

    The WRRC is open Monday-Thursday 9am to 5pm, Fridays 9am to 4pm.