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.
The first edition will take place on April 3-8 2018. Around 27 films made over the last three years will be screened.
For 6 days, female directors and producers among others will be invited to present their work and interact with the public before and after the screenings.
Discussions and debates will take place with an inclusive approach to the industry: female directors, screenwriters, producers, 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.
Five venues for screenings and three venues for debates:
Palacio de la Prensa
Cine Estudio at Círculo de Bellas Artes
Movie Theater, Academia de las Artes y la Ciencias Cinematográficas
Berlanga Movie Theater, Fundación SFAE
Iberia Movie Theater, Casa de América
Auditorium, Espacio Fundación telefónica
Salón de Actos, Alcalá, 31, Comunidad de Madrid
We will focus on Sweden as an example of good practices, due to the result of its recent gender equality policies implemented by the Swedish Government through the programmes: “Goal 2020: Gender equality in film production” and “In front of and behind the camera”.
In 2011 the percentage of Swedish films made by women was 26%. Four years after implementing these policies, it reached 50%.
Swedish film production has internationally renowned directors, both in fiction and documentaries. In the performing arts, Swedish cinema always promoted actresses who achieved international renown, among which we will only mention two of the most recent and well known: Alicia Vikander and Noomi Rapace.