Festival celebrating women in film launched in the Hebrides

The event is being launched in Tiree.

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A festival celebrating women in film has been launched in the Hebrides.

The Sea Change Film Festival is being opened on Tiree on Friday, September 25.

It will include a public programme of new and classic films made by women.

This year’s event will also celebrate the links between Finnish and Hebridean cultures.

There will be a focus on Finnish talent, including showcasing the film Tove – a life story of the woman who created The Moomins.

It will be introduced in person by the film’s screenwriter, Eeva Putro.

Jen Skinner, festival director and the director of Screen Argyll, explained that all of the films in the programme are directed by women.

“We are so excited to bring people back together in person for this year’s Sea Change,” she said.

“We are delighted to be working in partnership with the Finnish Institute to bring you a celebration of Tove Jansson and her Moomins.

“Tove’s work was inspired on a remote island, the island of Tiree is the perfect place to explore it further.”