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The best international premiere cinema at the Madrid Films by Women Festival

International Competition: these are the 10 feature films we showcase! Directors Diana Cardozo and Cecilie McNair will present their films and maintain a dialogue with the public


The International Competition of this 5th edition will feature a careful and exquisite selection of 10 feature films, not released yet in Spain or Madrid, many of which have been awarded at International Festivals such as Sundance, San Sebastián, Venice, Locarno and Sitges. The Cine Estudio of the Círculo de Bellas Artes, an invaluable collaborator, will host the screenings for yet another year.

This is a unique opportunity to enjoy the best International Cinema produced during the last two years from 11 different countries: Colombia, Denmark, Germany, Mexico, Morocco, Slovakia, Sweden, Syria, Turkey, Ukraine and United States. In addition, the audience will be able to listen to directors Diana Cardozo, from México, Cecilie McNair from Denmark and Karel Solei from Colombia in person. They will present their films in some screenings, making them unique and unrepeatable events.

The 2022 Best Film Award of the Madrid Films by Women Festival will be awarded to one of the 10 films selected in the International Competition. The International Jury, Irene Escolar, Víctor García León and Ana Katz, will be announcing their decision during the festival's Closing Gala. The award consists of three weeks of 4K colour correction at the Free Your Mind's Místika digital cinema room (estimated value €30,000) for the next feature film by the winning director; the creation of a DCP in original version with Spanish subtitles by the company Subtitula'm (valued at €1,000) and a model 12 Lite mobile phone, courtesy of Xiaomi Iberia


Círculo de Bellas Artes

Friday, October 28th, 9:00 pm
Los reyes del mundo (The Kings of the world), Laura Mora, Colombia
Drama, 2022, 1h 43m
Premiere in Madrid.
Presentation by Karel Solei, acting coach to nonprofessionals

Saturday, October 29th, 7:30 pm
Maya Nilo (Laura), Lovisa Sirén, Sweden, Fiction, 2022, 1h 37m
Premiere in Spain.

Saturday, October 29th, 9:30 pm
Svetlonoc (Nightsiren), Tereza Nvotová, Slovakia, Fiction, 2022, 1h 46m
Premiere in Madrid.

Sunday, October 30th, 5:00 pm
Palm Trees and Power Lines, Jamie Dack, USA, Drama, 2022, 1h 50m
Premiere in Madrid.

Sunday, October 30th, 7:30 pm
Estación catorce, Diana Cardozo, Mexico, Fiction, 2021, 1h 30m
Premiere in Spain.
Presentation by the director Diana Cardozo, with the collaboration of the Centro de Estudios Mexicanos UNAM-España and the Fundación Casa de México en España

Friday, November 4th, 7:00 pm
Ønskebarn (Baby Pyramid), Cecilie McNair, Denmark, Fiction, 2022, 1h 32m
Premiere in Spain.
Presentation by the director Cecilie McNair, with the collaboration of the Embassy of Denmark in Spain

Friday, November 4th, 9:00 p.m.
Klondike, Maryna Er Gorbach, Ukraine and Turkey. Drama, 2022, 1h 40m
Pre-premiered on 10/27 at the CBA, in collaboration with the Ukrainian Film Week

Saturday, November 5th, 7:00 pm
Nezouh, Soudade Kaadan, Syria, War Drama, 2022, 1h 40m
Premiere in Spain.

Saturday, November 5th, 9:00 pm
Le Bleu du Caftan (The Blue Caftan), Maryam Touzani, Morocco, Drama/Romance LGTBIQ+, 2022, 1h 48m
Premiere in Madrid.

Sunday, November 6th, 7:00 pm
Wir könnten genauso gut tot sein (We might as well be dead), Natalia Sinelnikova, Germany, Drama, 2022, 1h 33m
Premiere in Madrid.


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