It is a Festival that wants to make visible women’s work and standpoint in cinematic creation by showing an international selection of fiction and documentary films made by women.
This second edition will take place on 25-31 March 2019. Around 40 films made over the last years will be screened.
For 7 days, female directors, producers and other female industry professionals will be invited to present their work and interact with the public before and after the screenings.
Training sessions, roundtables and debates will take place with an inclusive approach to the industry: female directors, screenwriters, producers, festival directors, directors of photography, editors, sound engineers, art directors, location managers, scripts, music composers and more. This is about cinema created by women.
It is a Festival promoted by women and men who want to give visibility to the cinematographic work of an important part of the population that does not always manage to reach the public under equal conditions as men do.
The awards for an Outstanding Career in the Film Industry and for Most Promising Newcomer Actress will be presented at the opening ceremony. The Award for Best Film, granted by an international jury, and an Audience Award will be presented before the closing film screening.
The In Competition Section of the Festival will have 10 films from the last two years -2017, 2018-, not yet released in Madrid, chosen by the Festival’s Programming Committee and directed by one of more female directors from any country.
The Festival will have 7 screening venues:
– Palacio de la Prensa
– Cine Estudio del Círculo de Bellas Artes
– Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas
– Sala Berlanga de la Fundación SGAE
– Sala Iberia de la Casa de América
– Casa Árabe, Madrid and Córdoba
– Institut Français de Madrid
The Festival will have 5 venues for training and other Industry activities:
– Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España
– Auditorio del Instituto de la Mujer
– Auditorio del Espacio Fundación Telefónica
– Salón de Actos de la Comunidad de Madrid
– Casa de América
We will focus on Switzerland as an example of good practices, due to the results of its recent gender equality criterion in policies, in particular, the Federal Office of Culture program on gender and cinema encouragement: “La question du genre dans l’encouragement du cinema”- 2016/2020. Thanks to this program films made by women receiving Federal financial aid went, in just four years, from 20% to 35%.
The Swiss film industry has internationally acclaimed female directors, both in the fiction and in the documentary fields, despite counting on smaller budgets and perceiving much lower financial compensation for their work than their male colleagues.
The In Competition Section of the Festival has 10 films chosen by the Festival’s Programming Committee. They have been directed in the last two years, 2017 AND 2018 and have not yet been released in Madrid. They are directed by one of more female directors from any country.
DIRECTED BY WOMEN
They movies will be selected by Festival’s Programming Committee and have to be directed by one of more female directors from any country.
– Fiction Feature Film (70 minutes minimum)
– Documentary Feature Film (70 minutes minimum)
– Animation Feature Film (70 minutes minimum)
A notification will be issued to the person or company that sent the copy of each film, with instructions for the transfer to Madrid of the screening copy DCP, H264 or HD Digital.
In order to be screened an email with the below mentioned data has to be sent including:
– Stills, image document of the film’s poster and a picture of the director/s.
– A Word document containing: a logline of no more than a sentence + a film synopsis of no more than a paragraph + the director’s biofilmography +the film’s technical and artistic data + former festivals participation and/or awards granted + Premiere Date
PROGRAMMING AND SCREENING RIGHTS
The organization reserves the right to screen the selected films during the Festival as many times as it sees fit with prior agreement with the right-holders.
The right-holders agree to the free reproduction of images or excerpts of a minute maximum from the selected films in press, television and any other media aimed to promote the Festival.
The Award for Best Film, granted by an international jury comprised of renowned professionals, will be presented at the Festival’s closing ceremony.
The Jury’s decision will not be open to appeal.
4 awards will be granted:
– Award for Outstanding Career in the Film Industry. Opening ceremony.
– Award for Most Promising Newcomer Actress. Opening ceremony.
– Best Film Award granted by an international jury. Closing ceremony.
– Audience Award granted by the audiences present at the In Competition screenings. Closing ceremony.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS ACCEPTANCE
The participation in this competition implies the acceptance of the above detailed terms and conditions.