Female swimming films celebrated

28th August, 2018

This year’s Feminista Film Festival will be screening five inspirational films about female swimmers. Among these you can see OSS featured Hannah Maia’s film, My Big White Thighs and Me, OSS Ambassador Viv Rickman-Poole’s film, Afterglow and a feature length film, Kim Swims, that tells the story of an open water swimmer’s attempt to become the first woman to swim 30 miles off the San Francisco coast.

The festival celebrates female athletes and artists through documentary film with a collection of short and feature length films from women around the world. As well as swimming the films connect you to women who achieve in disciplines ranging from ultra-running to ballet.

The festival takes place from Friday, 28 September until Sunday, 30 September at The Tabernacle in Notting Hill, London. There will be 39 films screened across the three days. “Our mission is to inspire audiences and develop female role models for women and girls,” says Founder and Director, Dan Mucha. “We believe that stories about female athletes and artists need a stronger voice and documentary films can help women and girls find new role models. A film festival dedicated to celebrating female role models can inspire all of us to think and act differently.”

For more information and to buy tickets, visit: feminista.co.uk