Les Femmes Underground International Film Festival
Immerse yourself in Fourth Wave feminism! We are not just a festival. We are a movement.

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About the Organization
Les Femmes Underground International Film Festival (LEFUFF) is an official womxn's charity and educational based 501c3 non-profit and is the ONLY traveling organization that showcases exclusively feminist experimental art and narrative work. 

Our organization prides itself in going beyond the festival by assisting at need communities through art and education. We provide a vital role in community enrichment and support though various philanthropic drives and events, including Books For Babes, a literacy initiative that focuses on bringing feminist children's books to under-represented communities nation wide.

LEFUFF also provides financial assistance and support to womxn and female identified artists attempting to acquire film distribution and career enhancement.

 

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About the Film Festival
Les Femmes Underground International is a film festival centered on the subversive, unique, and innovative. LEFUFF, showcases artists from all walks of life creating work which redefines the manner in which womxn are represented in mainstream cinema​.
 
LEFUFF invites you to take a cinematic adventure that destroys the meaning of mundane through its unique programming via the underground world of feminist inter-sectional art, music, and celluloid fantasies.
 
Les Femmes Underground International film festival features films from over 30 different countries ranging in genres from Documentary, Experimental, Narrative, Horror, Female Sexuality, and our own concoction Psychotropic. Our programing digs into the esoteric realms, of witchcraft and feminism. We pride ourselves in merging occult ideology and notions of the phrase, “witch” as a way to indoctrinate equality, independence, and empowerment.

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Why was LEFUFF Created?
Les Femmes Underground was created as a response to the decline of feminist icons and role models in the media.
As feminists, we believe it is our responsibility to empower new generations of young womxn to generate work which breaks away from society’s gendered roles. Les Femmes Underground seeks to premier first time under-represented emerging feminist film-makers and artists.


Dreams for the Future
We hope that through community support and involvement we can one day acquire a forever home for our young organization. Our hopes is to have a womxn's community arts center, where we can provide things beyond art such as free mental health, educational resources for youth, as well as, holistic care for its members. We hope to heal the community through art and we hope you can join us in those efforts,  donate today to help us reach those efforts.

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Our Mission Statement

1. Equip, inform, influence, and mobilize, womxn in underground media.

2. Transform the  landscape of cinema for womxn by creating opportunities and forums that accurately represent them.

3. Create opportunities for young girls and young womxn via educational resources, wellness fairs and literacy efforts.

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Award & Prizes

Jury awards are given for the following categories:

  • Experimental Film

  • Narrative Film

  • Documentary Film

  • Animated Film

Board Members

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Advisory Board 

Gabriela Garcia Medina
Gabriela Garcia Medina

Gabriela holds a BFA and MFA in Acting from a prestigious university (UCLA) and conservatory (CalArts). Gabriela was commissioned by Eva Longoria to write a poem, that is now etched (in glass) on the walls of Ms Longoria's Hollywood Restaurant Beso.

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Heidi Honeycutt
Heidi Honeycutt

Press Coordinator Producer, film festival programmer, and film historian. She's the author of I Spit on Your Celluloid: The History of Women Directing Horror Movies (2023, Headpress Publishing) and the co-founder of Etheria Film Festival, the prestigious showcase of new short genre films directed by women. She's the producer of eight seasons of "Etheria" the series and Into The Dark on AMC's SHUDDER. Her work as a film journalist has been published in Fangoria, Famous Monster of Filmland.

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Paulette Hood
Paulette Hood

Paulette is an avid photographer and artist. She is based off San Diego.

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Gabriela Garcia Medina
Gabriela Garcia Medina

Gabriela holds a BFA and MFA in Acting from a prestigious university (UCLA) and conservatory (CalArts). Gabriela was commissioned by Eva Longoria to write a poem, that is now etched (in glass) on the walls of Ms Longoria's Hollywood Restaurant Beso.

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