Blue Moon Film Festival ran in Oct-Nov 2014 in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
After this very successful edition, we will run again the festival in the autumn 2016.
On these pages you can gin the programme for the 2014 edition of the festival.
--- 2014 festival had5 Film Screenings ---
3 Regional Premières
1 Silent Film + Live Music
2 Exclusive Documentaries
1 Open Submission Night + Panel Discussion
3 Independent Cinemas
Blue Moon Film Festival is a new Film Festival based in Newcastle upon Tyne, showcasing internationally acclaimed and rarely seen films made by women.
Blue Moon Film Festival showcases films made by women that haven’t been sown in Newcastle before, from comedies to documentaries, along with a panel discussion and a silent films + live music event.
Still today, women are in the minority in the filmmaking world –only 1 woman has ever won the Oscar for Best Director in the last 85 years, only 1 woman has won the Palme D’Or at Cannes Film Festival since the start of the festival in 1946, and women account for only 5% of all filmmakers in Hollywood.
The aim of this season is to celebrate women's voices and to encourage women to tell more stories!
Tue 21 Oct 2014, 7.30pm, Side Cinema:
Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines (dir. Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, 2013, USA, documentary, 70 min)
+ Discussion with Dr Rosemary White , Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Literature, Theory and Popular Culture
Tue 28 Oct 2014, 7.30pm, Side Cinema:
(dir. Kim Longinotto, 2013, UK, documentary, 90 min)
Wed 12 Nov 2014, 6.30pm, Star & Shadow Cinema:
Open Film Night for Women Filmmakers +
Fri 14 Nov 2014, 7.30pm, Star & Shadow Cinema:
Silent Films + Live Music
Tue 25 Nov 2014, Tyneside Cinema:
(dir. Noemie Lvovsky, 2012, France, Comedy, 120 min, in French w. Eng subtitles)