International Women's Film Festival

18th Edition

International Women's Film Festival

where:Dortmund, Colonia (Germania)
when:April 18th - April 23rd, 2023
address:c/o Kulturbüro Stadt Dortmund
Küpferstraße 3
D-44122 Dortmund
tel:+49 231 5025 162
fax:+49 231 5025 734
deadline:December 5th, 2022
entry form:Online Submission

The Dortmund | Cologne International Women's Film Festival presents a broadbased programme with around 100 films made by women directors from all over the world.
Women have increasingly come to occupy a good number of creative and responsible posts in all fields of film production. However, the old rule of thumb still applies: the higher the budget and the higher the financial risk associated with the production the less frequently you will find a woman with executive functions.
It is for this reason that the Dortmund | Cologne International Women's Film Festival runs different competitions to highlight the work of women film directors.
On an alternating biennial basis, then, the International Debut Feature Fiction Film Competition for younger talented filmmakers and the National Competition for Women Directors of Photography, aiming at the next generation of camera women at German film colleges, are held in Cologne.
Also on an alternating biennial basis, the International Fiction Feature Film Award is given in Dortmund for women directors who can look back on a longer period of creativity.
The Audience Award is awarded to a festival film at least sixty minutes in length and completed within 24 months prior to the date of festival.

  • Futura by Pietro Marcello, Francesco Munzi, Alice Rohrwacher: Panorama

  • Just like my Son by Costanza Quatriglio: International Fiction Feature Film Competition

  • The White Space by Francesca Comencini: International Feature Film Competition

  • Cosmonaut by Susanna Nicchiarelli: International Feature Film Competition - Best Film