The MUFF Society

A feminist community that celebrates women in film/TV.

The MUFF Society is a feminist screening series and community based in Toronto that aims to champion women in film both on and off screen. We do this through a variety of initiatives, including a short film program (miniMUFF), conversation series (Reel Girl Talk), documentary series (HER-Story), and blog.

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HER-Story is a unique documentary series from The MUFF Society (Monthly Underground Female Film Society). Drawing from our female-led/centric film team criteria, we screen documentaries directed, produced, filmed, and/or edited by female talent. While the subject matter itself does not have to explore women's issues or themes, we aim to program films covering topical issues from passionate filmmakers who are willing to share their behind-the-lens experience with our community.

Our past HER-Story events include:

Migrant Dreams with short film The Constant Refugee 
with director Min Sook Lee and producer Lisa Valencia-Svensson (Migrant Dreams) and director Leia Alamway (The Constant Refugee) in attendance; co-presented with Caregivers’ Action CentreMigrante Canada, and Cinema Politica

"The Canada we think we know is immediately questioned and revealed to be another country buying into the mentality of exploitability." - Migrant Dreams event recap.

Angry Inuk with short film We Make Stories Out of Totem Poles
with director Patricia Marcoccia (We Make Stories Out of Totem Poles) in attendance and director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril (Angry Inuk) in attendance via Skype; co-presented with REEL CANADA and the NFB

“I have always wanted to run my own film screening (it’s a lot of work, but totally worth it). And starting off with a program dedicated to aboriginal content and filmmakers was the perfect beginning.”  - Angry Inuk event recap.


HER-Story is produced by Jennifer Kidson (founder of At Shutter Speed). If you are interested in getting involved with HER-Story (and we know you are!), please contact her here. 

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