Bechdel Test Fest

Bechdel Test Fest launched in 2014. We screen films that promote positive and dynamic representations of women on screen.

BTF screens films in and around London (but not limited to) throughout the year and guest curate for film festivals (such as Underwire and LSFF). We bring our events to cinemas such as BFI, Picturehouse, Prince Charles Cinema, Rio, Genesis and Barbican and are open to putting on community events and talks in various locations.  

We support new release films with marketing and distribution as well as host rep screenings of much-loved films and classic feminist cinema. We give all our events the VIP treatment. This means hosting director Q&As, audience discussions or special guest intros.

Each and every Friday we shout out all the female-led films out in cinemas that week. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for updates and to hear about our next event. For full info check our our site on

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What Is The Bechdel Test?

The test was inspired by American cartoonist Alison Bechdel in 1985.

In order for a film to pass the Bechdel Test…

1: It must have at least two female characters.

2: They must both have names.

3: They must talk to each other about something other than a man.

(Image source: Dykes To Watch Out For.


Vogue Magazine interview on the Bechdel Test and how much harder it needs to work. Read

Bechdel Test Fest: New film festival celebrates the fair representation of women in movies | The Independent | Read

The Bechdel Test is still important and now there’s a festival to celebrate it | Metro| Read

The Bechdel Test Fest promises year-long celebration of test-approved film offerings | The Debrief | Read

Bechdel Test Fest launch | The Guardian | Read

Prose Meets Corrina from The Bechdel Test Fest | Prose | Read