The launch of the second edition of the Film Festival – CINEFEMINA!

The Cinefemina Film Festival takes place in Bucharest between July 7-10. This event aims to be a recognition of the artistic excellence of women in the European film industry – directors, screenwriters, producers, etc., who, through their creation, have contributed to the promotion of gender equality in the field.

Cinefemina is proposing a selection of 11 films by directors from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden and Turkey, according to a press release. Through the eyes of these artists and through the lenses of their cameras, you will rediscover the world we live in, with a fresh, original, attention to detail.

In this year’s programme, you will find documentaries and fiction films very different as a way of visualizing and perceiving, with complex approaches, from experimental to personal stories, with different perspectives and sensibilities, but also full of strength, at the same time.

Cinefemina was born out of a desire to promote the artistic visions and creations of European filmmakers. We want to highlight important issues such as the values ​​of women in the art world, gender inequality and opportunity in the film industry, but also to combat stereotypes in society.Said Therese Hayden, Swedish Ambassador to Bucharest.

We supported this festival out of a desire to promote a change of perspective on weaknesses, with regard to the outputs. The articulating voices of the directors present in this edition of Cinefemina, but also the depth of their artistic discourse enter into a dialogue that, we hope – will inspire more courage in the community of women in the Romanian film industry, to move forward. ideas and professional training”, Completed Ramona Chirac, Head of European Commission Representation in Romania.

Tickets can be purchased directly from Cinema Elvire Popesco or online by following the link: Online Tickets | Event log.

More information about the event and the festival program can be found on its dedicated Facebook page:

Countries such as Sweden, Finland, Germany and Austria have long implemented measures to reduce the gap between female and male film professionals, as well as to balance the number of productions they produce.

The discussions in recent years about gender parity and actions and initiatives to support women in this field in Romania have also borne fruit, resulting in more and more films directed by women. Recent statistics show that the number of directors has increased significantly in the past ten years, although the representation of women in the film industry, especially in Romania, continues to decline. If, upon graduation, young filmmakers entered the activity in approximately equal numbers, then the figures show a high drop-out rate of women in the practice of this profession.

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 and the Institut français. Goethe and the Polish Institute, with the support of the European Commission Representation in Romania.

Elvire Popesco Program / Cinema, 7-10 July 2022

Thursday 7 July

18:30 | Let Go / Los (ge) lassen
Germany – 2021 – 1 hour 25: Drama and Comedy (VO: GE, SUB: EN & RO)
Director: Brigitte Drotloff
With: Josefina Felsmeyer, Miriam Verina Jeremic, Salber Williams, Silk Pop, Valentina Sauca, Ute Bronder.

20:30 | Walchensee forever
Germany – 2020-1h50 – Documentary (VO: GE, SUB: EN & RO)
Director: Jana J Wonders

Friday July 8

18:30 | Schoolgirls / Las niñas
Spain – 2020-1:37 – Drama (VO: FR, SUB: EN & RO)
Directed and screenplay by: Pilar Palomero
With: Andrea Fandos, Natalia de Molina, Zoe Arnau, Julia Sierra, Francesca Binion

20:30 | Stadium / United Nations
Belgium – 2021 – 1h12 – Drama (VO: FR, SUB: EN & RO)
Director: Laura Wandel
With: Maya Vanderbecky, Günther Dorit, Lena Gerard Voss

21:30 * | childbirth problem
* External projection
Austria – 2020 – 1:34 – SF Drama (VO: DE, SUB: RO)
Director: Sandra Woolner
With: Lena Watson, Dominic Warta, Ingrid Burchard, Jana McKinnon

Saturday, July 9

18:30 | Vogue / Vogue
Poland, Czech Republic, Sweden – 2018 – 1h42 – Drama, Thriller (VO: POL, SUB: EN & RO)
Director: Agnieszka Smoczyńska
Cu: Gabriela Muskała, ukasz Simlat, Małgorzata Buczkowska and Halina Rasiakówna

20:30 | The life of an actor / My life as a comedian / En komikers uppväxt
Sweden – 2020-1:32 – Drama (VO: SWE, SUB: RO)
Director: Rogda Sekirsos
With: Johann Reborg, Luke Helberg, Elizabeth Exe

21:30 * | Until my last breath / Until I lose my breath / Nefesim Kesilene Kadar
* External projection
Turkey – 2015 – 1:34 – Drama (VO: TR, SUB: RO)
Director: Amina Emile Balsi
Cu: My name is Madara, Reza Akin, Arda Aktulja

Sunday 10 July

18:30 | Green Sea / Prasini Thalassa
Greece, Germany – 2020-1:35 – Drama (VO: GR, SUB: EN & RO)
Director and script: Angelique Antonio
With: Angeliki Papulia, Yannis Tsurtikis, Tasos Palatzidis, Anastasia Denda

20:30 | Playlist
France – 2021 – 1:44 – Drama (VO: FR SUB: RO)
Director: Nine Antiko
With: Sarah Forestier, Ines Shanti, Laetitia Doche, Pierre Luten

21:00 * | Otto the Barbarian
* External projection
Romania, Belgium – 2020-1h50 – Drama (VO: RO, SUB: EN)
Written and Directed by: Roxandra Guescu
With: Marc Titian, Ioana Bugarin, Julian Postelnico, Ioana Flora, Adrien Titian

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