You might have noticed this logo on the bottom right of our homepage, which then might have left you wondering: What is the Kinothek Asta Nielsen? Well, we’d like to tell you about them right now!
The registered association Kinothek Asta Nielsen was founded in Frankfurt am Main in 1999 by a group of women cinema-lovers: women film curators, film historians and theorists, film critics and students, and cinemagoers.
The goal of these women is to find, document and make publicly accessible the film work of women both past - such as Danish silent cinema star Asta Nielsen (1881-1972) who gives the Kinothek its name - and present. They also want to showcase the full range of diversity cinema has to offer, which includes showing Super-8 amateur films, B-pictures and experimental films. For example, they recently presented two short film programs of films made by women in Frankfurt!