Cine por Mujeres, V Festival, Madrid. 25 Oct-6 Nov 2022

Cine por Mujeres, V Festival, Madrid. 25 Oct-6 Nov 2022

The 5th edition of Festival Cine por Mujeres will take place in Madrid from 25 October to 6 November 2022 in a mixed and multi-site format, in 20 cinemas, online at Filmin and on television at 8madrid TV, with a varied selection of recent national and international feature films.

To celebrate its first five years, and coinciding with the week of International Women's Day, Festival Cine por Mujeres has updated its image, now bilingual, in response to the internationalisation of the festival, which in the 2021 edition programmed films by Spanish directors at festivals in China and France. This update, carried out by the design studio El vivero, creators of our image, makes our brand more versatile and dynamic.

The Focus section of this 5th edition will be dedicated to the Netherlands with the intention of giving visibility to the talent and work of Dutch female directors and bringing their vision of the world to Spanish audiences.

Since 1911, when the actress and writer Caroline van Dommelen directed her first film, and since 1995, when Marleen Gorris won an Oscar for Best Foreign Film, this European country has had internationally renowned festivals and markets such as Rotterdam and IDFA, as well as a film industry in which more and more professional women are making their way. The Focus Netherlands section will be dedicated to them, with the screening of 7 feature films produced in recent years and not commercially released in Spain or Madrid, which can be seen at the venues of Academia (Spanish Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) and at Cineteca Madrid.

This carefully selected programme has been produced with the support of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Madrid and in collaboration with SEE NL, the organisation that promotes awareness and visibility of Dutch films around the world and works to improve their positioning in the international market.

In this new edition, Filmoteca Española and Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Madrid are back as venues and we will have more than 10 specific sections in 20 venues, including the International Competition at the Círculo de Bellas Artes and the Spanish Women Filmmakers Competition at the Sala Berlanga of Fundación SGAE - both with feature films competing for awards -, the festival will give special visibility in its sections to Arab, Chinese, French, Italian and Latin American, Mexican and Swedish women directors. In addition, there will be a section entitled "Outstanding Creators", in collaboration with the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, where there will be screenings of art and artists.

The festival would like to thank the constant and reiterated support of the public and private entities that have bet on the project since its first edition in 2018, and that year after year bet on cinema and equality:

  • Consejería de Familia, Juventud y Política Social de la Comunidad de Madrid
  • Fundación Telefónica
  • Instituto de las Mujeres del Ministerio de Igualdad
  • Sidras Maeloc

We also hope that in this edition, as in previous years, Consejería de Cultura, Turismo y Deporte (Comunidad de Madrid), Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes Audiovisuales (ICAA) and Ayuntamiento de Madrid, will also join in.

Besides, we would like to thank the generous collaboration of the following organizations and companies: Acción Cultural Española (AC/E), Baturu Cultural Film Festival, Centro Cultural Coreano, Centro de Estudios Mexicanos UNAM-España, Embajada de Suecia, Fundación Consejo España-EEUU, Fundación SEUR, Swedish Institute, Chus Burés, Cinetools, Filmin, Free Your Mind, RC Service, Subtitula’m, Xiaomi España, Asociación Premios Blogos de Oro, CIMA (Asociación de Mujeres Cineastas y de Medios Audiovisuales) and Unión de Actores y Actrices.

Teaser  from the 2021 edition with music by composer Alicia Morote.


3 awards were presented:

  1. Award to a Professional Career. This award, which will be presented at the festival's Opening Gala, will be granted by the selection committee of the V Festival Cine por mujeres and consists of a jewel award, courtesy of renowned designer Chus Burés, and a selection of film accessories, courtesy of Cinetools.
  2. INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION. Award to Best Picture. This prize will be awarded by the international jury of the festival and consisted of the color correction in 4K of the next feature film of the director of the winning film, having for 3 weeks with the Místika digital cinema room of Free Your Mind, valued at 30,000€; 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€; and a mobile phone, courtesy of Xiaomi Spain. The jury's decision was final.
  3. SPANISH FEMALE AUTHORS PANORAMA/NATIONAL COMPETITION. Award to the Best Spanish Film.This award will be conferred by a jury composed by members of Asociación Premios Blogos de Oro, presented by RC Service and valued at 3.000€ to be discounted when renting filmmaking equipment; and a mobile phone, courtesy of Xiaomi Spain.


    1. The international competitive section will screen 10 feature films not previously showed in Madrid. These films will be selected by the festival's programming committee and also should be directed by one or more women from any country and which have been produced in the last two years (2020, 2021) and/or in 2022.
    2. The Competition section, Spanish Women Authors, will screen about 12 feature films selected by the festival's programming committee, directed by one or more Spanish women who have been produced in the last two years (2020, 2021) and/or in 2022.

    All films must be directed by one or more women and will have a minimum length of:

    • FICTION FEATURE FILM (minimum 70’)
    • DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM (minimum 70’)
    • ANIMATED FEATURE FILM (minimum 70’)


    The person or company that has sent the screener will be notified and will be informed of the instructions for the copy (DCP, H264, HD Digital, computer file) transfer to Madrid.
    Prior to the exhibition of selected films it will be necessary to send by e-mail the following information:
    Stills, Poster of the film and director’s photo.
    In a single doc (Word): Logline (one line) + synopsis (one paragraph) + Biofilmography of the director (one paragraph) + technical and artistic sheet + history of Festivals and / or awards, specifying the type of premiere.
    International trailer and film clip.
    A dialogue list.


    During the festival celebration, the organization reserves the right to exhibit the selected films in as many public sessions as it considers appropriate, prior to an agreement with the rights-holders.
    The rights-holders authorize the free reproduction of images, trailers and excerpts (film clips) (max. 1 minute) of the selected films, in press, television and various publications for the promotion of the Festival.


    Participation implies acceptance of these terms and conditions.


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Festival Cine por Mujeres is promoted by:

  • Limbo Producciones S.L.
  • Asociación Paracultural

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With the Support of:

ayuntamiento de madridComunidad de Madrid

Instituto de la Mujer y para la Igualdad de Oportunidades. Ministerio de Igualdad

Corporate sponsor:

sidras maeloc

Cooperating Entities:

AC/E Acción Cultural EspañolabaturuCasa ÁrabeCasa de AméricaCentro Cultural Coreanochina women film festivalCine Estudio del Círculo de Bellas ArtesCineteca Madridembajada paises bajosEmbajada de Sueciafilmoteca espanolaFundación Académia de CineFundación SEURFundación SGAEUniversidad Camilo José CelaGoethe-Institut Madridistituto italianoLa Morada de Malasañamk2 Palacio de Hielosee nlMuseo Thyssen-BornemiszaPlataforma RampaSala EquisSwedish Institute

Corporate Partners:

Chus BuréscinetoolsFilminfree your mindlas furiasxiaomiRC ServiceSubtitula’m

With the Participation of:

AEC. Asociación Española de Directores y Directoras de FotografíaBlogos de OroCIMA. Asociación de mujeres cineastas y de medios audiovisualesUnión de Actores y Actrices

A Member of:

Thanks to:

caramel filmsComunidad de Madrid

Financed By Unión the European Union – NextGenerationEU:

Financiado por la Unión Europea – NextGenerationEUnextgeneration eu

Promoted by:

limboparacultural negro transparente horizontal

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