FFFEST (Female Filmmakers Festival) is a 3-day screening and talk series celebrating accomplished female filmmakers and empowering women who want to break into the industry at The Downtown Independent on October 12-14th, 2018, founded by Passerbuys and Women & Film.



FFFEST (Female Filmmakers Festival) is a 3-day screening and talk series, created by Passerbuys and Women & Film, celebrating accomplished female filmmakers and empowering women who want to break into the industry. It will take place at Downtown Independent on October 12-14, 2018.

Our mission is simple - we want more women to make films. We believe the best way to make that happen is to celebrate the women leading the way and to share information with each other. The purpose of the festival is not to exclude men, rather normalize women in positions of power in filmmaking. Our longterm goal is to celebrate an industry that is supportive of all gender and race.

FFFEST provides a platform and community for female filmmakers to share resources, guidance, and inspiration. By attending, you are supporting the future of cinema.


Branding by Natasha Mead Studio, Copywriting by Sarah Winshall & Gabriella Lacombe and Website by Clémence Polès.






Founded in 2015 by Clémence Polès, Passerbuys is a recommendation website with a mission to build a community where women help one another - featuring genuine advice, everyday tips, and reliable recommendations for women and by women. Passerbuys has been featured in outlets such as Refinery29, The Cut, Timeout, Nylon and more.

Women & Film

Women & Film is a community and resource dedicated to sharing and promoting the work of female identifying directors and writers with a mission to inspire and cultivate work for women in media-hosting regular screenings and talks in LA. Founded by director and production designer Natalie Fält.

Mimi is a film, television, and documentary producer. Before joining forces with Passerbuys and Women & Film to create FFFEST, she produced film projects across the US and internationally, including productions in Poland, Thailand, and Mexico. Recent collaborations include Robyn, JR, Vogue and Vice, as well as Emmy nominated LGBQT series Gaycation and science docuseries Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia.  

Dasha Faires

Dasha is a creative director and fashion veteran. She concepted and launched Canal Street Market where she spearheaded projects like Rest Stop by Matter, Man Repeller Bazaar, and Passerbuys Lounge which included collaborations with West Elm, Sonos, Diageo, Site Unseen, NYC X Design, Extell, Calico Wallpaper, and Objects of Common Interest. She specializes in holistic creative direction and experiential projects. Her most recent ventures include Hotel Man Repeller and Lyst Index.



WUTI is a community committed to amplifying the work of female directors - hosting regular screening series and talks featuring some of the women at the forefront of the film industry at the Neue House in L.A. and around the globe. Founded by VMA- nominated music video & documentary director Tabitha Denholm, known for her extensive work with the likes of Florence & The Machine, HAIM and Jennifer Hudson. She is a frequent contributor to the likes of Dazed, CH4, I-D and Nowness.

PET is a platform for women Filmmakers, Musicians and Artists. They release film, music, art, showcase curated events and exhibitions. Founded by Director Cara Stricker (Anonymous Content) and Madeline O’Moore. They've been featured in outlets such as The New York Times, Vogue, Dazed & Confused, Interview Magazine & More.

AFF is dedicated to advancing an enhanced understanding of African culture through the moving image. It offers diverse platforms for the wide distribution of African media through its flagship annual film festival and complementary year-round programming. Founded by film/media consultant Mahen Bonetti.


For inquiries contact hello@fffest.org