Festivals & Events

Name Date City Country Function Strategy Contact About
3hd Festival 22. -27. Oktober 2019 Berlin Germany Festival nat Tomke Braun "Performances, panels and workshops will travel the gamut of experience and struggle — personal stories of overcoming adversity around visibility, feminism, empowerment and community — in order to be seen and heard."
AFROPUNK Festival London England Festival int Jocelyn Cooper "Our new theme for London, from October 2019-2020, is “Making Black History” with the intention of creating a platform for unique content and experiences that celebrate black creatives and community excellence. Between now and Black History Month 2020, we’ll be putting the spotlight on those who are paving their own way and making their own history."
AWOMENfest October 2019 London England Festival int Raniyah Qureshi "The AWOMENfest team proudly and gently present a weekend feminist arts festival with a focus on soft, loving and intersectional activism and support."
Berlin Feminist Film Week tba (March) Berlin Germany Festival nat Karin Fornander "The mission of the Berlin Feminist Film Week is to inspire, entertain and most importantly, pay tribute to all wonderfully talented, inspiring filmmakers out there who challenge the hegemony of white cis-male filmmakers."
RRRIOT tba (March) Vienna Austria Festival int Contact Das RRRIOT ist ein kollaboratives, feministisches Programmfestival, das von 1.-8.März zum zweiten Mal in ganz Wien stattfinden wird. Zusammen mit 50 Programmpartner_innen verwirklichen wir 70 unterschiedliche Kulturveranstaltungen – von Lesungen über Stadtspaziergänge, von Talks über Screenings bis zu Workshops und Partys. Unter dem Motto Community und mit einem Fokus in der Brigittenau stehen die Sichtbarkeit von Frauen* im Kulturbereich, Empowerment, Gerechtigkeits- und Gesellschaftsfragen im Mittelpunkt.
Clit Clgn tba (May) Cologne Germany Festival nat Fatima Khan "Die q[lit]*clgn, gesprochen: [klɪt kəˈloʊn], ist Deutschlands erstes feministisches Literaturfestival. Die Veranstaltungsreihe findet (...) rund um den Weltfrauen*tag (08. März), in Köln, statt und beinhaltet Lesungen, Podiumsdiskussionen, Ausstellungen und Parties."
Dgtl Fmnsm Festival tba (March) Dresden Germany Festival nat Contact "In Anlehnung an die immerwährende Forderung des Cyperfeminismus' nach neuen Utopien zur Verbesserung der Verhältnisse, ruft das Festival dgtl fmnsm erneut zur genussvollen Destabilisierung bestehender Systeme auf..."
Elevate Festival 04.-08. März 2020 Graz Austria Festival int Contact "Elevate ist ein interdisziplinäres Festival mit einem starken Fokus auf gesellschafts- und kulturpolitischen Fragestellungen, das einmal jährlich in Graz stattfindet."
Feminist Writers Festival tba (May) Melbourne / Geelong Australia Festival int Contact "The Feminist Writers Festival (FWF) was established in 2016 to support and promote feminist writers in Australia by hosting a biannual feminist writers festival and a range of one-off events throughout Australia."
Feministik Festival 11. -12. Oktober 2019 Malmö Sweden Festival int Contact "Malmö feministiska nätverk (Malmö Feminist Network) invites you all to a spectacular, FREE and grassroots-oriented feminist festival! (...) The focus will be on activism and activity, theory and culture/arts."
Femme Wave 7. - 10. November 2019 Calgary Canada Festival int Kenna Burima "The festival takes place annually across multiple inner-city venues and has enjoyed considerable growth since its inception. Mission: Create an integrated, encouraging arts scene with opportunities for women and non-binary artists."
Femn Fest tba (September) Duluth United States Festival int Contact "FEmnFEST is an unapologetically feminist festival brought to YOU by a team of womxn-identified bosses. (...) Mission: To seek and promote gender balance in the arts industry by displaying dynamic diverse representation, increasing visibility, and amplifying underrepresented voices."
FemPop tba (November) Barcelona Spain Festival int Mabel & Lieven "FemPop is a music festival that doesn’t’ want to exist. A festival against gender discrimination in the music business. A festival where women are the protagonists. A festival that is intimate, cozy and proud to be small. A festival that was born with the intention to perish soon."
Frauentouren regularly Berlin Germany Lectures & Tours nat Claudia von Gélieu "FRAUENTOUREN will Frauengeschichte sichtbar machen, um Frauen für heutige und zukünftige Auseinandersetzungen zu ermutigen und zur Emanzipation aller Menschen beizutragen. Unser Motto lautet: Ohne Frauen ging und geht nichts!"
Fuchsbau Festival tba (August) Hannover Germany Festival nat Christopher Horlitz "Wir stehen für das Aufbrechen von bestehenden Strukturen. Eine Zelebration von Gemeinschaft, von Gedanken und Ästhetik, aber auch eine ungemütliche Auseinandersetzung mit der eigenen Identität."
In*Vision tba (August) Berlin Germany Festival & Seminar nat Contact "Die IN*VISION bietet euch auch dieses Jahr wieder Raum, an Workshops zu Themen wie schwarzer Geschichtsschreibung, Postkolonialismus, Critical Whiteness und intersektionale Macht- und Diskriminierungsverhältnisse teilzunehmen."
L-Beach tba (May) Weissenhaus Germany Festival nat Claudia Kiesel "Ein solches Festival & gleichzeitig Urlaubs-wochenende für Frauen und Trans*Personen - egal ob lesbisch, bi, oder hetero - gibt es so nirgends in ganz Europa. (…) Female Empowerment kann schöner nicht sein!"
Mothership tba Los Angeles United States Festival int Contact "As always, everything is 100% women-driven. We are the anti-mean girls. the new wave riot grrr.l sex-positive. LGBTQ encompassing, ultra-inclusive creatives who believe in the power of women supporting other women."
Music By Women 5.-7. März 2020 Mississippi United States Festival int Julia Mortyakova "The festival will include papers, presentations, workshops, panels, lecture recitals, and performances all relating to the subject of music composed, taught and performed by women. The festival will feature concerts of new and historic music written by women composers historically as well as in the present day."
National Women's Music Festival 2.-5. Juli 2020 Middleton United States Festival int Contact "The National Women’s Music Festival is a four-day musical and cultural extravaganza that incorporates all facets of women’s lives."
Pop Kultur Festival tba (September) Berlin Germany Festival nat Katja Lucker "Das Festival entfaltet sich in über 70 Konzerten, DJ-Sets, Ausstellungen, Installationen, Talks und Filmen. »Pop-Kultur« legt Wert auf Internationalität und geschlechtliche Diversität."
Red Dawns Festival tba (March) Ljubljana Slovenia Festival int Eva Jus "We decided to organize a women festival on March 8th, the International Women’s Day, to celebrate our lives and redefine public space in order to make it accessible for creativity and socializing of women on our own terms."
Resonate Festival tba (April) Belgrade Serbia Festival int Contact "The festival lasts for six days and provides an overview of current situation in the fields of music, visual arts and digital culture. Guest artists, lecturers and other participants are chosen to represent the cutting edge of the contemporary creative industry in the world."
Riverwest Fem Fest tba (June) Milwaukee United States Festival int Contact "An annual festival and fundraiser in the Riverwest community in Milwaukee, WI celebrating talented and strong women, femmes, and feminine identifying groups through music, visual, performance art and poetry"
She Makes Noise 03.-06. Oktober 2019 Madrid Spain Festival int Natalia Piñuel "La Casa Encendida celebra la tercera edición del festival she makes noise y consolida un programa que apuesta cada vez con más fuerza por visibilizar el trabajo de mujeres en el campo de la música electrónica y experimental. "Chicas que hacen ruido” oscuro y contundente."
SisterSpace tba (September) Delaware United States Festival int Contact "The SisterSpace weekend is the largest event of the year for SisterSpace of the Delaware Valley, a 40+ year old non-profit organization that provides women the opportunity to gather, network and build personal, leadership and organizational skills..."
Spokane Fem Fest tba (April) Spokane United States Festival int Autumn Reed "The vision and mission of FemFest Spokane Feminist Art Festival is to present visual arts, spoken word, live music and other entertainment that addresses the stigmatization of feminism."
Statement Festival tba (September) Göteburg, Stockholm, Malmö & Umea Sweden Festival int Emma Knyckare "The festival will be Sweden’s first large music festival free from cis-men, and the purpose is to make a clear statement towards the sexual assaults in our society."
The Future is F*E*M*A*L*E* tba (September) Berlin Germany Festival nat Cora Frost "Das Festival bildet eine Plattform für Berliner und internationale Künstlerinnen, die alle dazu einladen, sich mit dem Thema Feminismus auseinanderzusetzen."
Venus Fest 20.-22. September 2019 Toronto Canada Festival int Contact "Venus Fest is a Toronto music festival and concert series celebrating feminism in the arts."
Wiesenburg Festival tba (September) Berlin Germany Festival nat Contact “Die Wiesenburg Kulturstelle ist ein kreativer Arbeits- und Veranstaltungsort mitten im Herzen von Berlin-Wedding, geprägt von sozialer Verantwortung und Gemeinschaft. Im September 2016 veranstalteten wir das 1. Wiesenburg Festival. "
WOMEN SOUND OFF FESTIVAL Spring 2020 Oakland United States Festival int Contact "We are 100% committed to providing a diverse and real platform for women in music and media to connect, inspire, and manifest. in 2017, we brought together 700 women for 11 events across downtown oakland, ca."
Women's Redrock Music Festival tba (August) Torrey United States Festival int "The Women’s Redrock Music Festival fosters local arts and the economic development of Wayne County by empowering independent women and gender diverse musicians from Utah and around the world."
Zentiheve tba (September) Seattle - Los Angeles - Chicago - New York - Dallas - Nashville United States Festival int Rae Solomon "Our mission is to celebrate female artists by creating a stage to share their music and a platform to stand together against discrimination, making the business behind the music you love better."
Yola Dia 18. August 2018 LA USA Festival int Contact "Yola Dia is about equality, community, and bridges not walls. Our hearts are full. Thank you for helping us celebrate so many incredible female-identifying musicians, chefs, artists and activists."
Heroines of Sound 12. - 14. Juli 2019 Berlin Deutschland Festival nat Bettina Wackernagel "Das Festival Heroines of Sound stellt sich die Aufgabe, weibliche Akteure in der Musik (wieder) zu entdecken und die öffentliche Präsenz ihrer Musik zu steigern. Ziel aller Heroines-Veranstaltungen ist es, die Werke der Pionierinnen elektronischer Musik einer breiteren Öffentlichkeit zu erschließen."
Further Festival 25. - 26. Oktober 2019 Hamburg Germany Festival local Friederike Meyer "Im Uebel & Gefährlich stellen wir ein Line-Up auf, das zu einhundert Prozent aus Frauen*, nichtbinären Personen und Transgender besteht. Keine Kompromisse mehr, kein Annähern, kein Ding: Es einfach mal machen. Wir wollen zeigen, dass ein kulturelles und politisches Angebot sehr gut auch ohne die Dominanz von Cismännern auskommt, selbstverständlich auch funktioniert, Qualität besitzt, vielseitig ist und neue Dynamiken freisetzt."