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CURRENT LABOR FILM FESTIVALS

Click on the links below for labor film festivals that screened in 2013 or plan to screen in 2014. If you have info about a missing labor film festival — or updated info on one of those listed below — please email us at streetheat@dclabor.org

Barre, Vermont: Labor Film Night at the Socialist Labor Party Hall
Bristol, South West England: Bristol Radical Film Festival
Buenos Aires, Argentina: Construir Cine Film Festival
Burlingame, California: Western Workers Labor Heritage Festival
Canada: Canadian Labour International Film Festival
Dublin, Ireland: Progressive Film Club
Haifa, Israel: Haifa International Labor Film Festival
Homestead, Pennsylvania: Battle of Homestead Foundation Movie Program
Honolulu, Hawaii: LaborFest Hawaii
Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir: Turkey International Labor Film & Video Festival
London, UK: London International Labour Film Festival
London, UK: London Labour Film Festival
London, UK: London Socialist Film Co-op
Madrid, Spain: Muestra de Cine y Trabajo (Labor Film Program)
Marília, Brazil: Brazilian International Labour Film Festival
Milan (Sesto San Giovanni), Italy: Labour Film Festival
Missoula, Montana: Montana Labor Film Festival
Morgantown, West Virginia: Power of the People Labor Film Series
New South Wales, Australia:  Australian International Labour Film Festival
New York City, New York: Labor Goes To The Movies
New York City, New York: Workers Unite! Film Festival
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Americans in Struggle
Rochester, New York: Rochester Labor Film Series
San Diego, California: May Day Workers Film Festival
San Francisco, California: LaborFest International Working Class Film and Video Festival
San Pedro, California: San Pedro Labor Fest
Santa Cruz, Monterey & Santa Clara, California: Reel Work May Day Labor Film Festival:
Seattle, WA: MayWorks
South Africa: WWMP/COSATU Labour Film Festival
Taoyuan, Hsinchu, Hwalien, Taipei: Taiwan International Labor Film Festival
Tolpuddle, UK: Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival
Washington, DC: DC Labor FilmFest

 
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Posted by on December 31, 2011 in A: Labor Film Festivals

 

Americans in Struggle

Latest: Fall 2013; see below for schedule2013.08.28 PUP2013

Founded: 2011

Contact:
John Dodds, Director, Philadelphia Unemployment Project
JDoddsPUP@aol.com
215-557-0822
www.Philaup.org
Philadelphia, PA U.S.A.

Venue: Tuesdays 6 pm – Community College of Philadelphia
Winnet Building Room S-2-3
Campus Map
Philadelphia, PA
Refreshments from 5:30- Brief discussion following the film

Films to inspire! Showing some of the great struggles that helped to create the America of 2013. Brief discussions following the films.

2013 Schedule

9/10 Fighting Back - A view from the front lines of the fight to integrate Little Rock, AR’s Central High School from the Eyes on the Prize Series

9/24 The Harvest/La Cosecha - Documentary about the 400,000 American children currently working in the fields, harvesting the food we eat

10/8 Fire in the Hole - History of Western Federation of Miner’s struggles in the Rocky Mountain west in the early 20th century

10/22 A Force More Powerful - A history of non-violent action in the 20th century featuring Mahatma Gandhi in India, the Nashville, TN lunch counter sit ins and the South African fight against apartheid in the townships

10/29 One Woman One Vote – The history of the fight to secure the vote for women in America

11/19 Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price - Documentary on Walmart’s assault on families and American values

Sponsored by the Philadelphia Unemployment Project, Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO, Coalition of Labor Union Women, AFSCME DC 47, AFT Local 2026 (list in formation)

 
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Posted by on December 5, 2011 in A: Labor Film Festivals

 

Australian International Labour Film Festival

Latest: May 2013
Venue
: New South Wales

May 4, 2013We Work To Live! Live panel, comedy, live entertainment plus Australian & International Films
Gwyneville Workshop Theatre, 192 Gipps Street, Gwyneville, Wollongong, New South Wales
click on link below for complete festival line-up
Australian International Labour Film Festival

Contact:
Sandra Pires
sandra@whydocumentaries.com.au
Tel: + 61 2 4285 3545

Website: http://ailff.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Australian-International-Labour-Film-Festival/145473178890585

 
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Posted by on December 1, 2011 in A: Labor Film Festivals

 

Battle of Homestead Foundation Movie Program

Latest: May-October 2014 (7 films; program TBA)Battle-of-Homestead-pumphouse
Founded: 1990
Venue: The Pump House, Homestead, PA

2014 PROGRAM INCLUDES:
JULY 31, 2014, Thursday, 7:30 p.m. INEQUALITY FOR ALL (2013). 88 mins.

AUGUST 28, 2014, Thursday, 7:30 p.m. MADE IN DAGENHAM (2010). 113 mins

SEPTEMBER 25, 2014, Thursday, 7:30 p.m. 10 DAYS THAT UNEXPECTEDLY CHANGED AMERICA: THE HOMESTEAD STRIKE (2006). 60 mins.

OCTOBER ?, 2014, TBA. BRADDOCK, AMERICA (2013). 100 mins.

The Battle of Homestead Foundation (BHF) is a diverse organization of citizens, workers, educators and historians. It’s purpose is to preserve, interpret, and promote a people’s history focused on the significance of the dramatic labor conflict at Homestead, Pennsylvania in 1892. While the many consequences of that tragic event persist in society, the sole existing structure of the 1892 Homestead Steel Works is the site of the battle itself, Pump House No. 1 , located in Munhall, Pa. Toward those goals and objectives, BHF was incorporated in 1997 as a non-profit corporation for charitable and educational purposes. BHF evolved from the Homestead Strike Centennial Commemorative Committee, founded in 1990.

After the dismantling of the historic Homestead Steel Works in the 1980s, then-owner Park Corporation performed restorative work on the Pump House. In 1996, BHF was formed in response to Park’s efforts, developing plans for a minimalist interpretive program for the site. Park welcomed the initiatives, and subsequent owners and developers, Continental Real Estate, also proved hospitable. Today the site is owned and benevolently operated by Steel Industry Heritage Corporation, who also offer many educational programs, tours, and events related to the Pump House as well as other local points of interest.

Since 1990, an impressive list of productions and events pertaining to the Pump House have been presented, supported, and organized by BHF.

Contact: 412-848-3079 or 724-935-2677
Charles McCollester charlie.mccollester@gmail.com
Website: http://www.battleofhomesteadfoundation.org/index.php

 
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Posted by on December 1, 2011 in A: Labor Film Festivals

 

Brazilian International Labour Film Festival

Marília, BrazilBrazilian International Labour Film Festival
May 26 – 29, 2014
WEBSITE

Workers of the world, film!
The Mostra CineTrabalho / Brazilian International Labour Film Festival (BILFF) is a university extension activity of the UNESP – São Paulo State University. The event merges the cultural characteristics of a film festival with the academic discipline of social sciences to bring together knowledge and a critical view of the labour world. The BILFF aims to honour and support the film-makers whose productions regard working conditions and to provide a forum for appreciative and informed discussion of a wide range of labour issues.

2014 Brazilian International Labour Film Festival-Mostra CineTrabalho program

 
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Posted by on November 17, 2011 in A: Labor Film Festivals

 

Bristol Radical Film Festival*

Bristol, South West EnglandBristol Radical Film Festival
Founded: 2012
Latest Festival: March 3-9, 2014

The 2014 program includes Matewan, The Happy Lands, Paths of Glory and more.  As well as running a range of events throughout the year, we also host an annual festival in the last week of February, screening socially and politically engaged documentary and fiction films from around the world in a variety of community based venues.

website: http://bristolradicalfilm.org.uk/
email: bristolradicalfilmfestival@gmail.com

*while not exclusively a labor film festival, the Bristol Radical Film Festival’s focus on progressive issues ensures that many of its screenings include films about work, workers and workers issues.

 
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Posted by on November 15, 2011 in A: Labor Film Festivals

 

Canadian Labour International Film Festival

Latest: November 2014; dates/locations/films TBA
Founded
: 2007
Venue: Multiple

Synopsis: The world of labour has found it increasingly difficult to communicate its message as fewer and fewer people have greater control over the means of communication – the media. It is more important than ever that working people be able to tell their own stories in their own words and in their own images. With the wide availability of digital still and video cameras, camera-phones, and other tools, activists can now make their stories – but still find it difficult to exhibit their narratives.

Contact: info@labourfilms.ca
416-970-CLIF (2543)

Website: http://labourfilms.ca/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/labourfilms

 
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Posted by on November 1, 2011 in A: Labor Film Festivals

 

Construir Cine Film Festival

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Latest edition: Sept. 26 – Oct 2, 2013
2014: planned for September
Facebook page

2013 films:
La Cola (The Line)
Las nieves del Kilimanjaro (The Snows of Kilimanjaro)
INDUSTRIA ARGENTINA (2011) (ARGENTINE INDUSTRY)
LA DEMOLICION (2005) (THE DEMOLITION)
PYME (2004) (SMB)
Los compañeros (1963) (The Organizer)
He is on Duty (2010)

 
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Posted by on November 1, 2011 in A: Labor Film Festivals

 

DC Labor FilmFest

Latest FilmFest: October 11-17, 20132013.10.08_DC-LaborFilmFest
Founded: 2001
Venue: American Film Institute’s Silver Theatre, Silver Spring MD
The DC Labor FilmFest is an annual film festival dedicated to showing films about work, workers and worker’s issues.

Click here for the complete schedule, which includes: BROTHER OUTSIDER; BROOKLYN CASTLE; GIDEON’S ARMY; KINKY BOOTS; THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ROSIE THE RIVETER; THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT; MEN AT LUNCH; MY PIECE OF THE PIE; THE ORGANIZER; SIGN PAINTERS; THE WAITING ROOM; THE WOMEN ON THE 6TH FLOOR

Contact:
Chris Garlock, Director
cgarlock@dclabor.org
202-974-8153
Washington, DC 20006
United States

 
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Posted by on November 1, 2011 in A: Labor Film Festivals

 

Haifa International Labor Film Festival

The 7th Haifa Labor Film FestivalHaifa2014
One class one struggle
April 30 – May 3, 2014
In Haifa Cinematheque

Haifa, the ‘red city’, a symbol of the working class in Israel’s northern periphery, is hosting for the seventh time the Workers Film Festival. Two processes from the passing year testify to the nature of the labor market in Israel: A drastic rise in the number of working poor, coupled with a wave of new labor unions. Israel’s workforce is learning that work alone will not save one from poverty, and that the way to honest wages and decent working conditions passes through unions. With the median (gross) income in Israel at NIS 6,541 ($1,872), when more than 70% of employees earn only the average income, and with 30% subsiding off of minimum wage or less – class consciousness has begun to form among the working class. Slowly but surely more and more people have begun to realize that like them, the majority of Israelis struggle to make ends meet. The festival gives these process and their ramifications a stage. Haifa allows a unique perspective on the plight of Israel’s working class; from the time of the British mandate, when the city was an industrial and logistical center, then in the 80s, when it begun to go through a process of depletion and downsizing, and then in the move to a policy of extreme privatization, and even now as the home to numerous contemporary struggles against plutocracy and the corrosive power excessive capital has on politics. Meanwhile, coinciding with the festival’s opening, on May 1st, an exhibition titled “One Class – One Struggle! opened at the Haifa City Museum. Thus we hope to expand the public debate regarding the status of the workers in Israel, through artistic means, in the right place, at the right time.

Click here for the 2014 festival line-up.
Click here for the 2012 festival line-up.

Eliyhau Zigdon ellie.zigdon@gmail.com +972 50 7555559

 
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Posted by on November 1, 2011 in A: Labor Film Festivals

 
 
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