Between July 7-10, the Cinefemina Film Festival takes place in Bucharest.
Cinefemina proposes a selection of 11 films made by female directors from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden and Turkey. This year’s program features documentaries and fiction films very different in conception and production, with complex approaches, from experimental to personal stories, with diverse perspectives and sensibilities, but also full of strength.
“Cinefemina was born from the desire to promote the visions and artistic creations of European filmmakers. We want to bring to the fore important themes such as female values in the artistic world, gender inequality and opportunities in the film industry, but also to combat stereotypes in society”, said Therese Hyden, the Swedish Ambassador in Bucharest.
More courage in the community of women in the film industry
“I supported this festival out of the desire to promote a change in perspective on vulnerabilities, as far as women directors are concerned. The articulate voices of the female directors present in this Cinefemina edition, but also the depth of their artistic discourse enter into a dialogue, which, we hope, will instill more courage in the community of women in the Romanian film industry, to take their ideas further and professional training”, added Ramona Chiriac, Head of the European Commission Representation in Romania.
The event is organized by EUNIC Romania through the Swedish Embassy in Bucharest, in partnership with the Spanish Embassy, the Wallonia-Brussels General Delegation, the Austrian Cultural Forum, the Greek Cultural Foundation, the Cervantes Institute, the Romanian Cultural Institute, the Yunus Emre Turkish Cultural Institute, the French Institute, the Goethe Institute and the Polish Institute, with the support of the European Commission Representation in Romania.