The Grand Rapids Feminist Film Festival (GRFFF) is celebration dedicated to elevating voices and showcasing talent from historically underrepresented groups in mainstream media.

Our mission is to:

● Bring awareness to the lack of diverse representation in front of and behind the camera
● Inspire and empower media creators of underrepresented and marginalized groups to engage in filmmaking as a feminist act
● Examine media through the intersecting lenses of gender, sexuality, race, ability, class, age, etc.
● Cultivate a welcoming safe space that fosters cross­-cultural understanding

The GRFFF was originally the brainchild of independent publisher The Bandit Zine as a film version of their magazine. What started as a small evening showcase has now grown into an all-day festival that includes interactive workshops and panels, performances by local artists, and films screened from around the world.

This year, the festival will be held at Wealthy Theatre in Grand Rapids. We'll be hosting speakers, performances, and upwards of 25 short films.

We’re excited to see the fest grow even more this year, and are so happy to be a part of the ever­-evolving Grand Rapids feminist community.

GRFFF is run entirely by volunteers and is made possible through community partnerships and sponsors.

To be considered, films must be:

● Created by one or more members of underrepresented or marginalized groups
● In line with social ­justice advocacy and the mission of GRFFF
● Under 25 minutes in length
● English­ language subtitled if a non­-English language film

We accept films from any genre, at any production level, from anywhere in the world. The submission fee helps pay for the costs of putting on the festival and keeping it free for everyone to enjoy. If you are financially unable to pay the submission fee, please email us to apply for a waiver at

Overall Rating
  • Thank you for having us!

    November 2019
  • Looking forward to next year

    November 2019
  • Anna Zorn

    Fun festival in a historic theater with a lot of enthusiasm from the volunteers. Great merch, too! Thanks for having me— would submit to again.

    November 2019
  • Zlila Helman

    It was great having close connection with the team although we have never met. My feeling was that we have the same vision to bring to the audience voices of filmmakers that are important for every humankind no matter where you are from.

    October 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for the kind words, Zlila. We enjoyed showing your film at our festival and sharing it with our community!