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Rated "F" for Female

The Bechdel test, first appearing Alison Bechdel's 1985 comic strip, presents three rules: at least two female characters, who are given names, and talk to each other about something other than a man or boy. Today, just half of films produced meet these simple requirements, and media aimed towards children and teens is even bleaker in terms of on-screen females with their own narrative arc. At the Bechdel Film Fest, we're celebrating women, people of color, and the LGBTQ+ community which are often overlooked on screen, and we're highlighting Akron as the inclusive community it is.
 

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ABOUT THE BECHDEL FILM FEST

May 29 - June 2, 2019 

Akron, Ohio

A winner of the Akron Knight Arts Challenge, Bechdel Film Fest plans to highlight films that pass the “Bechdel Test,” which brings attention to gender inequality in film and fiction, at a festival that features works made by female directors, producers and actors.

 

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SUPPORT YOUR BFF!

VOLUNTEER

Interested in helping with the Bechdel Film Fest? We'll be looking for volunteers for our initial planning stages and for the event in 2019. 

 

SPONSOR

Our Knight Arts Challenge is a matching grant program, so we need your help to make the Bechdel Film Fest reach its full potential in our community!

 

SHARE

To help us reach our financial goals, we are also offering options at all levels of giving via this super-cool crowdfunding site. Coming soon!

 
 

Your story matters.

— Your BFF in Akron

 
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