27 October-7 November, 2021
IV Festival de Cine por mujeres, Madrid

What is Festival de Cine por mujeres, Madrid?

The IV Madrid Women's Film Festival, which brings to the public a selection of recent national and international films directed by women to contribute to their visibility, will take place between 27 October and 7 November 2021 in different venues and a mixed format: on-site and online.

With the attendance of 23,656 spectators in the cinema and online and 639 media impacts worth 1,035,392 euros in the last edition, held in November 2020, the event has strengthened its position within the national festival scene at a very difficult time for the sector. Over the last 3 years we have been growing in quality, number of films and venues (on-site and online).

In addition, we are strengthening our presence in Spain through the prestigious online independent and auteur cinema platform FILMIN, where we will replicate part of the programme and the main sections.

The 4th edition of the festival is expanding its cinematographic offer with a special focus on the most innovative Chinese cinema with a selection of 6 films that will be seen at the Academia de Cine and Cineteca Madrid, which will make up the Focus China section, programmed in collaboration with the China Women's Film Festival.

New in this edition, the festival extends its programme to Casa de México in Spain, Cinemateca Pedro Zerolo, mk2 Cines Paz and to the Salón de Actos of the Postgraduate School of the University Camilo José Cela.

Training is a basic cornerstone of our festival with many lectures, roundtables, meetings and debates to be held thanks to participation of female directors, scriptwriters, producers, actresses, female cinematography directors, distributors, animation directors, film editors, sound engineers, special visual effects technicians, art directors, production design directors, location scouting, script girls, music composers, creators all of them. 

The IV edition of Madrid Women's Film Festival builds on the success of previous editions, whose figures endorse the project, and once again enjoys the invaluable support of the company MAELOC, as well as other collaborating entities, which renew their commitment to cinema and equality.

Teaser 2020 with music by Fernando Vacas and “La Factoría Brasileña”.


An international jury will grant the Best Film Award during the Festival's Closing Gala which will take place on 6 November 2021 at Palacio de la Prensa in Madrid. The jury's decision is final.


3 awards have been presented:

1. Award to a Professional Career. This award, which is presented at the Festival's Opening Gala, is conferred by the selection committee of IV Festival Cine por mujeres, Madrid and consists of a jewel prize, courtesy of the renowned designer Chus Burés, and a selection of film accessories, courtesy of Cinetools.    

2. INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION. Award to Best PictureThis award is presented by the International Jury of the Festival de Cine por Mujeres, the award consists of the color correction in 4K of the next feature film to be directed by the winning director, having available during 3 weeks the Místika digital movie theater of Free Your Mind, valued at 30,000€; and the support when distributing her future feature film, which consists in creating a DCP in the original language version, with subtitles in Spanish, courtesy of Subtitula’m and valued at 1.000€.

3. SPANISH FEMALE AUTHORS PANORAMA/NATIONAL COMPETITION. Award to the Best Spanish FilmThis award is conferred by members of Asociación Premios Blogos de Oro, presented by RC Service and valued at 3.000€ to be discounted when renting filmmaking equipment.


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