Previous Events


NOV 18: Can I Touch It?

Sunday November 18. 6pm. Rich Mix CAN I TOUCH IT? We’re teaming up with the always awesome Underwire Film Festival to bring you a series of shorts, all directed by women of colour, exploring the relationship they have with their hair. Every woman of colour has a story to tell about the hair on their […]


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Moonstruck + w/ Ruby Tandoh, Zoe Adjonyoh & Rebecca May Johnson

Moonstruck – 25 February 2:30 pm – Genesis Cinema, Mile End London We’re teaming with food queen Ruby Tandoh to present an afternoon of film, food, thoughtful chatter and a 35mm screening of Oscar-winning classic Moonstruck. In celebration of Ruby’s nourishing new book Eat Up!, a manifesto that reignites the pleasure of eating, we’ll be co-hosting a […]


Wonderland (1999) at the Vault Festival 18 March

Sunday 18 March 2018 – Vault Festival – Waterloo Vaults The Bechdel Test Fest celebrates Wonderland, Michael Winterbottom’s intimate portrait of a family of working-class women living in London in the late 90s with live piano accompaniment. Loosely circling the interlocking lives of lonely Londoners, the characters of Wonderland gradually interlace as they pace the same […]


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The Life Faraway: The Films Of Mati Diop – 16 Jan ICA

 BTF & LSFF PRESENT: THE LIFE FARAWAY: THE SHORT FILMS OF MATI DIOP 16th Jan 2018 – ICA – 6.30 PM Once again, Bechdel Test Fest is teaming up with London Short Film Festival! This year we are celebrating the work of Senagalese-French filmmaker and actress, Mati Diop, and her dreamlike ruminations on space, place, and home, […]



Sat May 27 – Little Soldier (short) + Ginger & Rosa + Q&A + After Party!

Curzon and Bechdel Test Fest present a double-bill of Stella Corradi’s award-winning short film Little Soldier and Sally Potter’s Ginger & Rosa at Curzon Aldgate. With intro from star Zawe Ashton and post screening Q&A with Stella Corradi we’re all set for an inspiring event hailing female collaborations. Little Soldier is a short film about a young […]



16 March: All This Panic

Hackney Picturehouse 7pm + Q&A with NY director Jenny Gage + star Olivia Cucciota! Fresh from its London Film Festival buzz, we are thrilled to be previewing ALL THIS PANIC – an intimate documentary shadowing a group of teenage girls in Brooklyn NY. The feature debut from prolific photographer Jenny Gage, All This Panic beautifully encapsulates the girls’ transition […]


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