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Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival, Tolpuddle, UK

Latest edition: July 15th-17th 2022
Founded: 2014Tolpuddle-Logo




As of February, 2022. If you have info about a missing labor film festival — or updated info on one of those listed below — please email

Barre, Vermont: Labor Film Night at the Socialist Labor Party Hall
Bilbao, Spain: LAN Festival Audiovisual Obrero
Bristol, South West England: Bristol Radical Film Festival
Buenos Aires, Argentina: Construir Cine Film Festival
Canada: Canadian Labour International Film Festival (CLIFF)
Dublin, Ireland: Dublin Workers Film Festival
Dublin, Ireland: Progressive Film Club
Haifa, Israel: Haifa International Labor Film Festival
Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir: Turkey International Labor Film & Video Festival
London, UK: London Labour Film Festival
Madrid, Spain: Muestra de Cine y Trabajo (Labor Film Program)
Malmö, Sweden: Nordic Labour Film Festival
Milan (Sesto San Giovanni), Italy: Labour Film Festival
New York City, New York: Workers Unite! Film Festival
Rochester, New York: Rochester Labor Film Series
San Francisco, California: LaborFest International Working Class Film and Video Festival
Santa Cruz, Monterey & Santa Clara, California: Reel Work May Day Labor Film Festival
Tolpuddle, UK: Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival
Vicenza, Italy: Working Title Film Festival
Washington, DC:
DC Labor FilmFest 

ON HIATUS/INACTIVE (as of Feb, 2022)
Dundalk, MD: Epic Moments In U.S. Workers’ History
East Lansing, Michigan: MSU Film Studies Series on “Work/Place”
Glasgow, Scotland: GMB Glasgow General Apex Branch Labor Films
Homestead, Pennsylvania: Battle of Homestead Foundation Movie Program
Honolulu, Hawaii: LaborFest Hawaii
Huntington, West Virginia: Blair 100 Labor Film Festival
Liverpool, England: North West Labour Film Festival 
London, UK: London Socialist Film Co-op
Missoula, Montana: Montana Labor Film Festival
New South Wales, Australia:  Australian International Labour Film Festival
New York City, New York: Labor Goes To The Movies
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Americans in Struggle
Pioneer Valley, MA: Pioneer Valley Labor Film Festival
San Diego, California: May Day Workers Film Festival
Santa Fe, New Mexico: New Mexico Labor Film Festival
Sao Paolo, Brazil: Brazilian International Labour Film Festival
Seattle, WA: MayWorks
Taipei, Taiwan: Taiwan International Labor Film Festival


2015 Global Labor Film Festival (3rd annual)

Workers’ lives on the silver screen are the focus of this year’s third annual Global Labor Film Festival.

In true global solidarity, London viewers will watch the struggle for civil rights in the United States in “Selma,” while Washington viewers will see Welsh miners find solidarity with gay and lesbian supporters in “Pride.” And in New York they’2014_GLF_Finalll see Irish workers support South Africans struggling against apartheid in “Blood Fruit.” (see below for the complete list of participating film festivals and films)

This year’s Global Labor Film Festival brings together labor film festivals in ten cities around the world – Santa Fe (a brand new labor film festival!) to Israel and London to California – who each screen a labor-themed film of their choice during the month of May, chosen because May 1 — International Workers’ Day — is a national holiday in more than 80 countries and celebrated unofficially in many other countries.

The Global Labor Film Festival showcases the growing worldwide scope of nearly three dozen film festivals focused on films about work, workers and their issues and was first conceived at the second annual International Conference of Labor Film Festival Organizers at the 2012 DC Labor FilmFest, both of which are organized by the Metro Washington Council, AFL-CIO.

Anyone doing labor-themed screenings in May – or interested in doing so in 2015 — is welcome to join the Global Labor Film Festival; email

2015 Global Labor Film Festival participants

Barre, Vermont: May 9: Fasanella & Brother Outsider; Old Socialist Labor Party Hall
Bath, England: May 6: Still Ragged: 100 Years of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists; Tolpuddle Radical Film Festival
Haifa, Israel: May 2, The Spirit Of ’45; Haifa Labor Film Festival
London, England: May 10: El Caracazo; London Socialist Film Coop
London, England: date TBA, Selma; London Labour Film Festival
New York City, New York: May 22: Blood Fruit; Workers Unite Film Festival
San Diego, CA: May 22: The Hand That Feeds; Workers Film Festival
Santa Fe, NM: May 1: Cesar Chavez; Santa Fe Labor Film Festival (1st annual)
Washington, DC: May 1: Pride; DC Labor FilmFest/DC LaborFest
Watsonville, CA: May 1: Cesar’s Last Fast; Reel Work Labor Film Festival


Comrades (1987)

183m; U.K.

Director: Bill Douglas

Cast: Keith AllenDave Atkins and Stephen Bateman

Synopsis: The story of “The Tolpuddle Martyrs”. A group of 19th century English farm labourers who formed one of the first trade unions and started a campaign to receive fair wages.