Promotion of women in film worldwide

Where
Germany
When
2016
Who
nternational Women’s Film Festival Dortmund | Cologne, in cooperation with the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth as well as other supporters
Key objectives of the measure:

As one of the world’s most important platforms and meeting points for women in the film industry and the only international women’s film festival in Germany, drawing attention to women in film, both behind and in front of the camera, and interlinking female filmmakers in the film sector

Scope of the measure:
Local, Regional, National, International
Nature of the measure:
financial
Main feature of the measure:

International Women’s Film Festival Dortmund | Cologne (IFFF)

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

- Interlinking and strengthening women in film in the areas of directing, producing, acting, screenwriting, camera work, editing, production design, film criticism, global distribution, dissemination, film scores, sound design, and so on - Helping to develop and strengthen the film scene, especially in developing countries and emerging economies

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth financial acknowledgement: 25,000 EUR, RWE AG lauds directors every two years with a film prize in the amount of 15,000 EUR; additional private and public sponsors

Main conclusions of the evaluation of the measure:

- The International Feature Film Award for Women Directors (sponsored by RWE AG in the amount of 15,000 EUR for the director and 10,000 EUR for the German distributor) and the International Debut Feature Film Award for Women Directors (in the amount of 10,000 EUR) are awarded in alternating years. The pre-selection process for the Debut Film Award considers 150 feature films from 50 countries. Each year the international jury is comprised of women filmmakers from around the world. - Annually rotating areas of focus: in 2012 the Arab Spring (encounter with women filmmakers from North Africa and the Middle East), in 2013 Excesses (global crises), in 2014 Turkey, and in 2015 Comfort (the gap between rich and poor)

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Cinema/ Audiovisual Arts
Cultural Value Chain
Creation
Production
Distribution
Participation