What is The MUFF Society?
Mostly: a feminist film series based in Toronto. Also: a community that champions women in film and TV and has something to say about it.
What makes a film "feminist?" We believe that it can be more than the storyline and conversations had between characters because the women involved in making films are just as valid. We're talking about directors, editors, producers, cinematographers, writers, production designers, and the list goes on and on. Whether these talented women are working in front of the camera or behind it, we are here to commend it.
We want The MUFF Society to be a place where we can support women in the film and television industry and have a damn good time doing it too. Join us! (Oh, and if you were wondering about the name...)
Have a screening suggestion or want to get involved? Just wanna talk MUFF? Get at us. And since we're still waiting for owls who (who, who, who) deliver the mail, emails will have to do:
SIÂN - Fearless Leader, Creative Director
Siân dreamt up The MUFF Society to express her love for women, movies, and photo booths. Having worked at film festivals for over five years, she is a fierce lover of cinema and the filmmaker/audience experience. She is the producer and co-host of The 405 Film Podcast and has created content for companies like Women and Hollywood and GeekPr0n. When she’s not talking about her MUFF (ha), she’s probably binge-watching her latest TV obsession or talking about herself in the third person.
LISA - Producer, Programmer
Lisa is an avid cinephile and uber-lovely person (Astron-6 said so!). When not deep in MUFF, she works as the Social Media Coordinator for Toronto After Dark and the Volunteer Coordinator for Blood In The Snow. She is a lover of carbs, caffeine, and Wet Hot American Summer. Her heart belongs to a tall, bald dude and her two cats, Doug and Lou.
RICHELLE - Producer, Programmer
Richelle is also a writer for Rue Morgue magazine and Broken Pencil magazine and she's the programming and marketing associate at The Royal Cinema, where she also curates a film series called Retropath. She works closely with Ultra 8 Pictures as a personal assistant to the producers and occasionally appears on podcasts such as Alone in the Dark. She's pretty sure those are all her jobs, but who knows, seriously.
ANDREA - Newsletter Princess, mini MUFF programmer
Andrea is an ardent feminist and supporter of women filmmakers. She has her Honors BA in Film Studies from Western University and has been working in television post production and film production for three years. An obsessive movie watcher and tumblr nerd, she can happily submerge herself in 90’s nostalgia until the cows come home.
JENNIFER - HER-Story Producer
Jennifer is a dedicated cineaste and passionate about the Canadian Film Industry. She enjoys scriptwriting, The Mindy Project, and uke-king out to her favourite songs. When she is not engrossed in a film project, she is practicing yoga or dancing like no one is watching... which happens at least twice a day!
EMILY - Reel Girl Talk Producer
Emily is a lifelong Ghost Girl™ who lives on slasher flicks, feminism and breakfast food. She started Cinefilles and is the co-founder of Spooky B Films, a production company focused on creating new horror films about girls (and women). This one time, Gillian Anderson shared a story she wrote (“How Dana Scully taught me to believe—in myself”) and she ascended to Valhalla. She returned to Earth sometime in the fall of 2016, solely to start MUFF series Reel Girl Talk (and dress up like Jillian Holtzmann for Halloween).
NICOLE - mini MUFF Programmer
Nicole is super excited to finally be a part of the MUFF family! She is a film enthusiast and works at several different film festivals each year. If you need to find Nicole at any time, she can probably be found watching some kind of soccer match or baseball game (go Blue Jays!) and talking about sports in general. She also has an unhealthy Tegan & Sara obsession.
NICOLE - Photographer
Nicole likes taking pictures, watching movies, and sparkly things, so there was never any doubt that she was made for MUFF. She loves MUFF so much that she commutes all the way from Hamilton, where she spends her time working a boring job and cuddling her roommate's dog, to be at the screenings. She also loves the Carlton’s whisky sour slushy, but that’s beside the point.