Profile

The International Women’s Film Festival Dortmund|Cologne takes place annually, alternating between Dortmund and Cologne.

COMPETITIONS
Location Dortmund:

International Feature Film Award: 25,000 Euro
Dortmund Documentary Film Award (Lifetime Achievement Award): 10,000 Euro
Audience Award: 1,000 Euro

Location Cologne:
International Debut Fiction Feature Film Award: 10,000 Euro
National Directors of Photography Award: 5,000 Euro
(formerly in Dortmund)
Audience Award: 1,000 Euro


SECTIONS
Location Dortmund:
A particular theme every two years / programmes covering social and political topics / films from all genres and the entire history of film

Location Cologne:
“Panorama” – Forum for current film productions, all genres
“desired! - film lust & queer” – Forum for current lesbian, transgender and queer films
"Focus" – Another country programme every two years


FILM EDUCATION
Schools Film Week
As part of the festival as a whole, the Dortmund|Cologne Women's Film Festival provides an extensive schools program for school students and young adults at both of its locations.

Workshops
Within the framework of the festival both in Dortmund or Cologne, we offer a number of work placements in the field of practical media to girls between 14 and 18 years of age.


FILM SPECIALS + SUPPORTING PROGRAMME
Special events with a certain »audience appeal« are intended to attract people generally interested
in cultural matters to the festival. Highlights here include film portraits, pre-premieres and silent
movies accompanied by live music.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Workshops in the fields of production, sales & distribution, promotion, film rights,
film music composition and cinematography; talks by film & media specialists; roundtables