4 Ways to Celebrate International Women’s Day 2021

WOW Film Festival 2021 - Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom

IWD: International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the achievements of women.

Activity takes place worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality.

As we celebrate while staying at home this year, why not check out the many online programmes and events from our members and beyond that are celebrating IWD in a big way!

Look out for us on social media (@filmhubwales), where we’ll be spotlighting many brilliant female filmmakers in Wales, finding out what drives them to make films, and the inside scoop on their recent projects.

We also encourage you to raise your hand high to show your support, solidarity and your commitment to #ChooseToChallenge

Strike the Choose To Challenge pose as part of the IWD 2021 campaign theme and share on social media using #ChooseToChallenge #IWD2021 to encourage further people to commit to a more inclusive world. Tag us too, we want to see!

Get involved:

WOW Film Festival: Women in World Cinema

When: WOW Film Festival takes place online from 11th – 21st March, 2021.

Tickets: Free, available via their website.

WOW Film Festival join the International Women’s Day celebrations every year by showcasing the best international female filmmakers. In fact, nearly half the films in the 2021 programme are directed by women!

Kotatsu Film Festival will also present a programme of animated shorts by up-and-coming female animators working in Japan on Saturday 13th March. Tickets are available here

Feminista Film Festival & Tour

When: March 2021 and beyond.

Tickets: You can support an independent cinema by purchasing a ticket here, or find out how to get involved as a participating venue here.

Feminista Film Festival screens the most inspiring documentary films about women and girls from around the world. There are six films in this year’s line-up, which is both F-Rated and diverse.

Crip Talks on International Women's Day - Choose to Challenge

When: 8th March, 2021 from 4pm to 6pm.

Tickets: Register to attend

Disability Arts Cymru, in partnership with #WeShallNotBeRemoved are celebrating with an online event hosted by the amazing Julie McNamara and featuring women artists from across the UK. Hear from a range of female voices in song, music and words, saying it as it is, creating mischief and bringing us together.

Last year Film Hub Wales also ran a workshop on disability equality with Rachel Stelmach from Disability Arts Cymru, where we discussed decisions you make for the big screen and how to make the cinema experience more accessible. You can revisit the session here.

Queer Love Package

Take a look at our queer love package which celebrates lesbian filmmakers and stories in Wales.

From drama to animation, audiences can discover fresh and accessible narratives that do away with stereotypes and speak to the heart of good storytelling.

Find out more.