Category Archives: A: Labor Film Festivals

Labor Goes To The Movies

Latest: September 2019
: 2001
Venue: New York City, NY
Professional Staff Congress | 61 Broadway, 15th Floor, NYC 10006

Read more about the Labor Goes to the Movies film series.

Festival Synopsis: 
The Labor Goes to the Movies Committee plans and organizes the PSC’s long-running film series , which screens films about unions or social movements. As a committee, we select the films, usually after spirited discussion, and arrange for a speaker with expertise in the film’s subject to lead discussion. The committee is open to all, and includes film studies faculty as well as members who just love movies. We meet during the spring and summer to choose the following year’s films and stay in touch by attending the screenings each month.
New York, NY, 


Labor Film Night at the Socialist Labor Party Hall

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2022 update: Regular screening schedule on hiatus but co-sponsoring other festival online screenings; see website for details.
Ruth Ruttenberg:


London Labour Film Festival


Update (2022); recently made Nae Pasaran available for a month online; currently planning new season. Check website for updates. 

Anna Burton, 
Director, London Labour Film Festival & North West Labour Film Festival

Contact: Anna Burton


London Socialist Film Co-op

London Socialist Film Co-op

Most recent screening: The War You Don’t See, Feb 23, 2021

Founded: 1991
Venue: Bolivar Hall, 54 Grafton Way, London W1T 5DL
Season runs September to May annually


Nordic Labour Film Festival

Founded 2017. Latest: Nov. 12-14, 2021: Malmö, Sweden

Talat Bhat

Process Leader @ Nordic Labour Film Festival (NLFF)
Process Leader @ RåFILM Film collective.
Producer – Documentary Rocking the Birger Jarl

+46 (0)735 001972
tmbutt (Skype)

updated 10/7/2019


Labour Film Festival: Milan (Sesto San Giovanni), Italy

Latest edition:
Sep 2 – Oct 7, 2021


2019 program (PDF)
2019 schedule (PDF)

2015 website/schedule
Milan Labour Film Festival 2011
Milan Labour Film Festival 2012
Milan Labour Film Festival 2013

Contact: Massimo Romagnoli


May Day Workers Film Festival (San Diego, CA)

May Day Workers Film FestivalWorkers-Film-Festival-logo2014
San Diego, CA
May 22-28, 2015
The May Day Workers Film Festival connects labor and social justice issues to audiences through the arts and culture. Expressing labor history and workers struggles as entertainment and education, while supporting social change movements.
Includes The Hand That Feeds (PLUS local labor shorts); 5/22/2015 4pm at the Digital Gym Cinema (2921 El Cajon Blvd. San Diego, CA 92104)
Twitter @WorkersFilmFest


MayWorks (Seattle)

Latest edition: May 1-27, 2018
Founded: 2012MayWorks-2018-Poster-final
Seattle, WA

MayWorks is a four-week-long series of art exhibits, musical performances, film competitions, lectures and parades that celebrates the culture of work from the last century through today. MayWorks is dedicated to honoring the struggles of the past while inspiring those who are struggling right now. It gives voice to workers through music, art, books, and poetry—through the celebration of the culture of working people.

2018 Calendar of events
Facebook page

Washington State Labor Council
314 1st Ave W
Seattle, WA. 98121



Norwegian Labour Film Festival






Morten Stenseng Gulbrandsen

+47 995 18898




Montana Labor Film Festival

Update (2022); Inactive
: April 2015 (10th Annual)Missoula Labor Film Festival
Founded: 2005
Synopsis: The film festival is sponsored by the Missoula Area Central Labor Council, The University of Montana Faculty Association, the Montana Public Employees Association and International Programs at UM.


2015 screenings include: Cesar Chavez (April 14th); Pride (April 21)