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CURRENT LABOR FILM FESTIVALS

As of September 26, 2017. Festivals in italics have not been confirmed as still being active. If you have info about a missing labor film festival — or updated info on one of those listed below — please email 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
Dublin, Ireland: Dublin Workers Film Festival
Dublin, Ireland: Progressive Film Club
Dundalk, MD: Epic Moments In U.S. Workers’ History
Glasgow, Scotland: GMB Glasgow General Apex Branch Labor Films
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
Liverpool, England: North West 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)
Malmö, Sweden: Nordic Labour Film Festival
Milan (Sesto San Giovanni), Italy: Labour Film Festival
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
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
Santa Cruz, Monterey & Santa Clara, California: Reel Work May Day Labor 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
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

 

Dublin Workers Film Festival

October 20-21, 2017Dublin Workers Film Festival
at The New Theatre in Temple Bar

Cinema celebrating working people – solidarity with all those denied the right to work

For tickets & more information visit Facebook
facebook.com/workerfilmfest/
@workerfilmfest

 

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

 

Americans in Struggle

Latest: Fall 2017, September 12 – November 21; see below for schedule

Founded: 20112017 Philly graphic

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

Keeping the Memory of Working-Class Struggle Alive in Philadelphia” (In These Times)

Venue: 2017 Season
Tuesdays at 6 PM
112 N. Broad St. 2nd Fl.
Films that document the struggles of Americans to win a just society!
Refreshments from 5:30 PM

Learn about some of the struggles the American people have waged over our history or continue to wage in order to expand our rights and make a more just society.

9/12- Fix it- Health Care at a Tipping Point– Documentary about the incredible drain in time and money that our multi-payer healthcare insurance causes on our system, advocating a single payer approach to health care.

9/26- A Class Apart- The little-known story of a band of underdog Latino lawyers who took a case all the way to the Supreme Court, where they successfully challenged Jim Crow-style discrimination against Latinos.

10/10- 13th – The journey from the end of slavery (13th Amendment) to the horrors of mass incarceration and the sprawling American prison industry

10/24- We have a Plan- With amazing parallels to the Bernie Sanders campaign, this is the story of socialist and author Upton Sinclair’s run for Governor of California during the Great Depression

11/7- The Time Has Come- A new sound sweeps over the Civil Rights movement as the call for Black Power emerges during a great march in Mississippi focusing on Dr. King and young Stokley Carmichael.

11/21 Mine Wars- The largest armed insurrection since the Civil War took place in WVA in the 1920s as miners fought to unionize and protect their families.
For more information contact Philadelphia Unemployment Project 215-557-0822

Sponsored by the Philadelphia Unemployment Project, Philadelphia AFL-CIO, SAG-AFTRA, APM, PhilaPOSH, AFSCME DC 47, Neighborhood Networks, Coalition of Labor Union Women. For more information call 215-557-0822.

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

 

Dundalk, MD: Epic Moments In U.S. Workers’ History*

EPIC MOMENTS IN U.S. WORKERS’ HISTORY 2016 (April-June)
CCBC-Essex 1:30-3:00 p.m.

April 13–The Factory Girls of Lowell Massachusetts in 1836
Daughters of Free Men
April 20–The 1877 Railroad Strike
1877: The Grand Army of Starvation
April 27–Homestead steel strike of 1892
The River Ran Red
May 4–Pullman car strike of 1894
Palace Cars and Paradise
May 11–The Uprising of the 20,000 in 1909
Heaven Will Protect the Working Girl
May 18–The textile workers national strike of 1934
The Uprising of ‘34
May 25–The Flint sit-down strike of 1936-37
The Great Sit-Down
June 1–The Memphis sanitation workers strike of 1968
At The River I Stand
June 8–The Brookside Mineworkers strike of 1972
Harlan County, USA
The P-9 strike against Hormel in 1985-86
American Dream

The Community College of Baltimore County
Bill Barry—instructor
bbarry@ccbcmd.edu
(410) 426-3966

* This is a class, not a festival, but it has many similar elements and may be useful for those organizing either labor film festivals or labor film classes

 
 

Australian International Labour Film Festival

Latest: September 2015? 
Venue
: New South Wales

Australian International Labour Film Festival (outdated)

Facebook page (more up to date)

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

 
 

Battle of Homestead Foundation Movie Program

Latest: April 2017Battle-of-Homestead-pumphouse
Founded: 1990
Venue: The Pump House, Homestead, PA
Website

Most recent screening: Aliquippa: The Union Comes to “Little Siberia.” April 22, 2017
Click here for current calendar

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://battleofhomestead.org/events.php

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

 

New Mexico Labor Film Festival

Santa Fe, New MexicoNewMexicoLFF
Founded: 2015 (originally the Santa Fe Labor Film Festival)
Latest festival; April 30-May 1, 2017
Facebook page

The New Mexico Labor Film Festival is dedicated to providing its community with films, panels and events that inform, educate, motivate and celebrate labor through the moving image arts and cinematic world.

 
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Posted by on November 30, 2011 in A: Labor Film Festivals