The Los Angeles-based Female Filmmakers Festival just finished and the next film festival supporting women in film is just around the corner: The 2nd Annual Female Filmmakers Fuse Film Festival takes place on November 1 to 2, 2018 in Pasadena, CA (at 180 North Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103 for those who want to know exactly).
On each festival day, four film screening sessions will showcase the selected works of female filmmakers and on Friday night you might want to put on your fine clothes for the red carpet Closing Award Ceremony Event which will round up your festival experience! Prizes will be awarded in at least 12 categories, among those the award for Best Feature, Best Director, Best Writer and the Audience Award.
Besides all celebration, the festival is a wonderful opportunity for meeting fellow females in film business, pitching ideas, finding support and getting inspired. Especially the “Celebrating Women Panel/Networking Event” is targeted at those of you who want to freely discuss how the glass ceiling in cinema industry can be broken and how women can empower each other and themselves within this male-dominated business.
Tickets for the festival’s events start at 5 Dollars (film screening) and go up to 10 Dollars (Closing Award Ceremony and Celebrating Women Panel) - or you get all of it for just 25 Dollars.
Find more information (or purchase tickets directly ;)) on the festival’s website!
Hey Femfilmfans! Mark your calendars! We'd like to tell about a great female filmmakers festival!
From October 12 to 14, 2018, you have the chance to attend the screenings and talks at the FFFEST (Female Filmmakers Festival) at Downtown Independent, Los Angeles. The festival’s goal is to present works of female filmmakers who want to break into the film industry and to provide a platform for female filmmakers to share information, inspiration and experiences. As stated by the festival founders, Passerbuys and Women & Film, “the purpose of the festival ist not to exclude men, but rather to normalize women in positions of power in filmmaking” and “to celebrate an industry that is supportive of all gender and race.”
Festival visitors can choose between five panels on topics such as “How to fund your feature” or “How to balance motherhood & filmmaking” (tickets for $15) and 9 feature film screenings (depending on the film, tickets are free or $15).
Find the festival schedule here and have fun!
Also, the 2nd Annual Female Filmmakers Fuse Film Festival in Pasadena is just around the corner: November 1 to 2, 2018! We will post more info about the festival on our events page soon
Mark your calendars, Femfilmfans!
From November 2-11, 2018, the Kinothek Asta Nielsen proudly presents Remake. Frankfurter Frauen Film Tage (Remake. Frankfurt Women’s Film Days) in fabulous Frankfurt, Germany. It will be a celebration of women's rights and feminist filmmaking.
We couldn't think of a more exciting time to be a Femfilmfan!
Below is some information about the Frankfurt Women's Film Days in English
(the full text in German and in English can be found here; Christina edited the version you see below)
What's in a name?
The Kinothek Asta Nielsen has promoted film work by women for nearly twenty years, facilitating the discussion of gender relations in film. The Remake festival integrates a new event format into the Kinothek's previous work: a program focusing on film history, women's suffrage, female filmmakers and feminist film will unfold in a mixture of festival and symposium.
The name “Remake” refers to the connection with history that characterizes all the Kinothek’s work: films spanning more than a hundred years emerge anew in the perception of viewers when they are shown today. In other words, the presentation of the films, old and new, at this year's festival is in itself a form of film-making, that is, a re-make.
What awaits attendees?
The Remake festival program, taking place from 2-11 November 2018, will focus on the theme “100 Years of Women’s Suffrage – 50 Years of Feminist Film Making.” Plans include films, introductory lectures, discussions, and supporting events. The festival will consist of several parts, including films on the suffragette movement and on general 1910s and 1920s legal topics such as sexual offenses, matrimony and abortion. In addition, there will be films depicting the conflict-ridden transformation of women’s roles, and the change in their status vis-à-vis work and love. All these topics pervade feminist film work up to now, each perhaps weighted and perceived differently. Our program will extend from the early 20th century to the present; at the same time, we intend to raise awareness that women’s emancipation movements have existed not only in Western nations, but also in other parts of the world.
Remake also contains a program section that is dedicated to a female filmmaker whose work is threatened by oblivion and disappearance: Frankfurt filmmaker Recha Jungmann. The festival will screen her three feature films and a number of shorts, all produced between 1967 and 1981. Recha Jungmann will participate in discussions at the screenings.
History of Feminist Film Festivals
The festival program pays tribute not only to film history, but also to the history of feminist film festivals. The first of these, which took place in 1972 in New York and Edinburgh, were largely dedicated to the (re-) discovery of women filmmakers. Many of their works, which saw the light of projectors in the early 70s, have disappeared again, and copies can only be found with difficulty, if at all. Through revivals of past programs and conversations with their organizers, we will remember this history, from which our work has also emerged.
This year’s festival will therefore appropriately kick off with a retrospective featuring the “Women’s Event” of the 1972 Edinburgh International Film Festival. As a special treat, the women who brought the festival to life - Laura Mulvey and Lynda Myles (together with Claire Johnston (1940-1987)) - will be attending the festival as special guests.
Femfilmfans at the Frankfurter Frauen Film Tage
Our editor Christina will be attending many of the festival's events and film screenings. Over the coming weeks, she will be posting more information about the festival - feel free to send us an email or leave a question in the comments section below if you want to know more!
Once the festival is underway, Christina will then be posting updates and short reviews of the films and events on the Femfilmfans.com site, on Instagram and on Facebook. Click on the various links below to follow the action!
You might also like to visit the --> Remake. Frankfurter Frauen Film Tage <-- official website.
This link will take you to the festival's program (in German): remake-festival.de/programm.html