GiF is a grassroots network created for the new generation of womxn in film focused on the contemporary underground film culture. GiF provides an opportunity to connect the global network of filmmakers with one another, as well as presenting their work to the audience at large. Since its launch in 2016, GiF has organically grown its membership worldwide and hosted events in London, Prague, New York and Johannesburg without funding or investment. We want to share our story to inspire and inform creatives who are interested in creating or supporting independent collectives. Moving on from discussing diversity and into igniting action, we want to show ‘how’ rather than ‘why’ by sharing the DIY tools like importance of close ties with the community and integrity in the age of market feminism.
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