When: Thursday, September 28, 6:30 pm to 9 pm
Where: The New Parkway Theater, Oakland
At the Women Sports Film Festival we talk about what women’s sports is. Compelling. Transformative. Global. Using the power of documentary film we celebrate female athletes and the filmmakers who bring their stories to the screen. From legendary champions to girls on the local field, we promote films and conversations that explore how sports shape the lives of women and girls around the world.
Steeped in respect for the women and men who blazed the trail, we are decidedly forward facing. The conversation around equity in both women’s sports and filmmaking is reaching a fever pitch and the mission of this festival is to create progress on both fronts. The inaugural festival took place in July 2016, right before the Summer Olympics in Rio, and created a forum for community conversation. The second festival returns on September 28-October 1, 2017 with more films and panel discussions with athletes and filmmakers.