About the festival
GlobalGirl Media UK is delighted to present our second film festival, welcoming over 50 global films by women.
GGMUK is delighted to present our second film festival, showcasing over 50 short films by young women from around the world, plus the latest films by GGM UK and international chapters, including South Africa, USA and Greece.
GlobalGirl Media Film Festival celebrates films by, for and featuring young women. While the films must be directed by a self-identifying woman or non-binary person up to the age of 30, the festival itself warmly welcomes all genders and ages.
The GlobalGirl Media Film Festival aims to:
bring diverse young women filmmakers’ voices to the global stage
extend training and learning opportunities to diverse young women from the UK and around the world
provide networking opportunities with industry professionals and peers
raise awareness for our groundbreaking media training, aimed at giving under-served young women the skills and confidence to break into the industry
promote women in media and film, both behind and in front of the cameras, to achieve more equal representation in the industry
The festival is taking place at The Cinema Museum in Kennington from 11am - 9pm, Sunday 17 September, and online 17-24 September.
At the Cinema Museum, we’ll be screening all the nominated films in our five Award categories, made by young women filmmakers aged from 14 to 30. We will also premiere the short documentary films made by girls at the GGM UK Summer Academy 2023.
The full Official Selection of 50 films from all over the world will be available to view online from 17-24 September. These films were selected from over 150 submissions from more than 30 countries. You'll also be able to view most of the live event content, including speakers and Awards Ceremony, for the duration of the online festival.
We’ll be awarding prizes in 5 categories at this year’s GlobalGirl Media Film Festival. The nominated films are being judged by our jury of 15 women in film and media, who will decide the Best Documentary, Best Fiction Film, Best UK Film, Best International Film and Best Director.
Industry Talks and Workshops
Our in-person Festival at the Cinema Museum will be jam-packed with not only screenings, but networking sessions with industry professionals, a keynote speech by Ayshah Tull of Channel 4 News, a panel of GlobalGirl alumnae, and numerous workshops, including sessions on:
Finding your Voice
7 Steps to Being Fearlessly You
Developing your Story
How to Feel Better About the News!
The Venue / Accessibility / Access
We are thrilled to be holding our first in-person festival at the historic Cinema Museum, housed in the lofty Victorian workhouse where Charlie Chaplin once lived. It is a treasure trove of cinema memorabilia, artefacts and equipment. Please note that the old lift has unfortunately broken, and we regret that there is no step-free access to the main festival venue on the first floor. More information about the venue and location here.
We are grateful to them for their support of the festival.
Food and Drink
We are thrilled to be offering All Access Passholders some free food and soft drinks thanks to our festival partners, including Oatsu (overnight oat pots, available from 11am), UK Harvest (snack bars), Bird & Blend teas, Dalston's craft sodas and Lemonaid/ChariTea iced tea. There is also a pay bar for alcohol and snacks such as crisps and nuts.
Our film programme was selected from an open call for submissions, run through FilmFreeway. We charged a small submission fee towards the running of the festival.
Submissions for the 2022 GlobalGirl Media Film Festival will open later during the year.