Women's Film Festivals in Dialogue

There was overwhelming acclaim for the discussion held for international women's film festivals and women's film networks. Representatives from women's film festivals in Brussels, London, New York, Munich, Hamburg, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago de Chile and Assen (NL) met up with women film-makers, distributors and other networkers to discuss the work of women across the film industry.

The news that the Cannes Film Festival, whose competition once again took place without including one film made by a woman director, is the latest example and reflection of the situation as a whole. The wish for broader cooperation, a permanent platform for dialogue and the development of joint strategies was loud and clear – all the more so if participation by women in all areas of film creation, production and distribution is to be boosted.

A summary of the discussion is available here.

The Keynote by Skadi Loist is also available as download.

If you as a women's film festival wish to join the network please send an email to schiel ( a t ) frauenfilmfestival.eu or melissa ( a t ) womenandhollywood.com.

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