2020 Activities

In this 3rd edition, Festival de Cine por Mujeres comes back with plenty of free training activities where we will expand the audiovisual knowledge of our audience in 4 roundtables and an online course, along with Q&A and presentations related to the movie industry.

With this goal in mind, Festival de Cine por Mujeres will count on a fairly large number of professional women in an edition where we will pay special attention to film photography and animation. We will also welcome the participation of relevant international female professionals, festival directors, producers, feature-film directors, actresses, programmers, and more.

Check out our program and… DON’T MISS IT!

Program subject to change.

November 5, Thursday

Promoted by Comunidad de Madrid. Regional Authority of Madrid
Round table: Are there any women at all in the animation industry in Spain?
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– Elysa Castro, member of the art direction of Buñuel en el laberinto de las tortugas.
– Alicia Núñez Puerto, Chairwoman of MIA, Spanish Association of Women in the Animation Industry.
– Belli Ramírez, Production Director of movies such as Planet 51.
– Maite Ruiz de Austri, writer, scriptwriter, and animation movie director. Winner of 4 Goya Awards.
– Marisa Román, Producer of Klaus, winner of the BAFTA Award for Best Animated Film, 7 Annie Awards, and nominated for the Oscar.
– Questions and answers: 30 minutes.
Moderator: Chelo Loureiro, member of the Executive Board at CIMA (Spanish Association of Female Filmmakers and Audiovisual Professionals), and CEO of Abano Producións.


Workshop on documentary financing in the Assembly Hall of Comunidad de Madrid

November 6, Friday

With the collaboration of Casa de América
Viewpoints: Where does a film come from?
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– Lucía Garibaldi, Director of Los Tiburones, Uruguay.
– Yvette Paz-Soldan, Director of La tonada del viento, Bolivia.
– Sofía Quirós, Director of Ceniza Negra, Costa Rica.
Moderator: Elena Manrique. Film Producer and member of the Festival’s Programming Committee.

November 9, Monday

Promoted by Espacio Fundación Telefónica
Round Table: How did you get there? Case studies of the female Cinematography Directors who are part of the Festival.
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– Teresa Medina. Director of Photography and President of AEC. Spanish Association of Directors of Photography.
– Rita Noriega. Cinematography Director and camerawoman in fiction and documentary film projects, series, video clips, and advertising shot in more than 25 countries and with which she has received nominations and awards in Spanish and international film festivals.
– Núria Roldós. Cinematography Director and Vice President of AEC, Spanish Association of Directors of Photography.

Moderator: Jara Yáñez. Editor and Film Critic.

Conference: Working with Light. Cinematography Direction.

Speaker: Sophie Winqvist, Cinematography Director in documentaries, fiction movies, short films, advertising, and video clips (Sweden).
Introduced by: Teresa Medina, Director of cinematography and Chairwoman of AEC, Spanish Association of Cinematographers.

With the support of the Swedish Embassy in Madrid.


Photography Director Sophie Winqvist

November 10, Tuesday

Promoted by Espacio Fundación Telefónica
Round Table: How did you get there? Case studies of the female directors who are part of the Festival
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– Chus Gutiérrez. Director of Rol & Rol. Spain.
– Yvette Paz-Soldan, Director of La tonada del viento, Bolivia.
– Sonja Prosenc, Director of History of Love, Slovenia.
Moderator: Elena Manrique. Film Producer and member of the Programming Committee.

November 12, 13 & 14, Thrusday, Friday and Saturday

Promoted by the Goethe Institut Madrid
Free admission by prior registration with motivation letter at eloisa.suarez@goethe.de

From 5 pm to 8 pm
Online Course: Between us and German cinema

Content: German cinema has an interesting tradition of female filmmakers and of approaches to women’s visions through active, tough, and resilient characters. Between us and German cinema is a heterodox approach to some of the most important female figures in German cinema. The course is structured in three sessions in which we will delve into the work of German female directors of narrative and experimental cinema throughout history, as well as some of the actresses who have left their personal mark on the work of other filmmakers. We will also analyze some fertile collaborations between women from different fields of cinema.

Taught by: Nuria Cubas (Madrid, 1984). Nuria Cubas studied film and literature. In 2013 she launched the project Pasajes de Cine, a traveling space for the thought and diffusion of cinema through which many figures of international cinema have passed. She founded FILMADRID International Film Festival in 2015, a festival she has directed ever since. He is part of the selection committee of the Official Competition of Punto de Vista – International Documentary Film Festival of Navarra and has programmed other cycles in spaces such as La Casa Encendida (Madrid), Museo C.A.V. La Neomudéjar (Madrid) or Cineclub Revolución of the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil (Mexico City). Among his teaching work, his regular participation in the (R)evolution course of LAV Laboratorio AudioVisual de Creación y Prácticas Contemporáneas stands out.


Film expert Nuria Cubas