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 10th 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 2016 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


The Davis Feminist Film Festival welcomes films from professionals, students, and community members locally, nationally, and internationally via filmfreeway. 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.

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

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


Tickets are available every May. Please come back for more information. Tickets are available in advance at the WRRC (113 North Hall on the UC Davis Campus) or at the door.

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