The MUFF Society

A feminist community that celebrates women in film/TV.

The MUFF Society (Monthly Underground Female Film Society) is a feminist community based in Toronto that celebrates women—both on and off screen—in film and television. We accomplish this by by providing our community with stories of interest, news about local women-centric films and events, and writing/profiles on our blog.

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Reel Girl Talk was a discussion-based screening spinoff of The MUFF Society (Monthly Underground Female Film Society). In addition to screening films made by and/or about women and other marginalized groups, Reel Girl Talk encouraged critical analysis of these works and the way they present issues these communities are facing. After each Reel Girl Talk screening, women from varying age groups, backgrounds, and experiences were invited to compare and contrast the film they have just seen with their own lives.

Our Reel Girl Talk events included:

Reel Girl Talk x Black Women Film! Canada Short Film Night
A co-presentation with Black Women Film! Canada to showcase short films directed by Black Canadian female filmmakers. Moderated by BWF's Ella Cooper and featuring films from Madga Uculmana-Falcon, Christian Anderson, Brittney Marvell, Noncedo Khumalo, Keeya King, Kelly Fyffe-Marshall, Samah Ali, Ayisha Gariba, Maya Morgan and Misha Louise-Gilchrist. // Read the full recap here.

Girl, Interrupted and a discussion of women and mental health
Moderated by film critic Tina Hassannia and featuring filmmaker and Film Fatales TO co-founder Chloe Sosa-Sims (Dan and Margot) and comedian Shelley Marshall (founder of Toronto's Mental Wellness Loft). // Read the full recap here.

Dear White People and a discussion of the black female experience
Featuring  Great Black North co-host Devon M.D. Jones and filmmaker Alicia Harris // Read the full recap here.

Girlfight and a discussion of women in sports
Featuring Steph “Iron Lioness” Dykstra and Mackenzie Duffy of WiSE Talk. // Read the full recap here.

9 to 5 and a discussion on women in the workplace
featuring founder of Feminist Live Reads Chandler Levack, Labour Activist Jessica Sikora, Her Name Is podcast creators Jenny Tang and Emily Milling, and founders of The Bechdel Bill Joella Crichton and Imogen Grace. // Read the full recap here.


Reel Girl Talk was produced by Emily Gagne (founder of Cinefilles and co-founder of Spooky B Films). If you are interested in getting involved with RGT (of course you are!), please contact her here. 

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