FOR WOMEN FILM ORGANIZATIONS @berlinale 2023
Berlin | Feb 17th 2023 | Embassy of Canada to Germany
The pandemic has brought very special challenges for women and for our work on a gender-balanced film industry. We think is it time and important to both reflect on the past years and to look into the future together:
What challenges have women film organizations faced recently and what can a path forward look like?
On top of that, we like to shine a spotlight on the work of women filmmakers in the current crisis areas that are shaking the world. We want to make visible the importance of female voices during crisis and in restrictive systems. Female filmmakers from Iran, Afghanistan and Ukraine are invited and will share their perspectives.
The event will take place on February 17th at the Embassy of Canada to Germany, Leipziger Platz 17, 10117 Berlin.
ADMISSION 9:15 AM
PUBLIC EVENT (10.00-11.30 AM)
OPENING 10:00 AM
Chargée d’affaires a.i. Canada to Germany, enquired
Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth
Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media
Executive director of the Berlin International Filmfestival
THE IMPORTANCE OF FEMALE VOICES DURING CRISIS AND IN RESTRICTIVE SYSTEMS
Chairwoman Power to Transform!
PANEL 10:30 AM
AFGHANISTAN, IRAN AND UKRAINE: FEMALE FILMMAKING AND PERSPECTIVES IN CRISIS ZONES
filmmaker & director, Ukraine
MARYNA ER GORBACH
film director, screenwriter & producer, Ukraine
filmmaker, researcher & educator, Iran
documentary filmmaker & producer, Iran
moderated by KARIN HELMSTAEDT
journalist, moderator & TV host, Canada
MEET AND GREET 11:30 AM
NON-PUBLIC EVENT (12.00-13.30 PM)
FORUM OF WOMEN FILM ORGANIZATIONS
A PATH FORWARD
introduction of all participating organizations and exchange
moderated by Melissa Silverstein,
founder of Women and Hollywood, Artistic Director Athena Film Festival
hosted by Power to Transform!
in cooperation with Women in Film and Television International (WIFTI) | European Women’s Audiovisual Network (EWA) | Women and Hollywood | Sister Working in Film and Television (SWIFT) | CIMA Association of women filmmakers and the audiovisual industry | ScreenCraft works