Women Make Movies’ Executive Director Debra Zimmerman will take part in a panel on February 12 called Reframing Documentary Funding: Diverse Lenses in Focus which will examine the intersection of documentary funding and inclusive policy making. The event is one of several Diversity and Inclusion events programmed at the DocSalon.
Other women-focused events at this year’s festival include:
- Retrospective 2019: Self-Determined. Perspectives of Women Filmmakers: This program will feature 26 narrative and documentary features and 20 shorts from the former East and West Germany as well as German films after re-unification in 1990. It will include screenings of WMM filmmaker Ulrike Ottinger‘s 1984 film DORIAN GRAY IN THE MIRROR OF THE YELLOW PRESS on February 8 and 14.
- Inclusive Network Building: This panel will foreground the strategies, organizations and individuals that aim to create a self-empowering network of African women film professionals.
- Gender, Genre and Big Budgets: Frauen Film Festival’s discussion will kick off with the historic signing of the Pledge 5050×2020 by Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick.
- How Asia Pacific Feminist Filmmakers and Artists are Confronting Inequalities: This photo exhibition will take place on February 11 at the Australian Embassy Berlin.
Click here for a complete list of diversity events at Berlinale 2019.
And congrats to the WMM filmmakers and films screening at the festival:
- Kim Longinotto‘s SHOOTING THE MAFIA
- Marta Rodriguez‘s OUR VOICE OF EARTH, MEMORY AND FUTURE
- Maya Gallus program Tea Time: How to Become a Female Chef?
- Roberta Grossman’s WHO WILL WRITE OUR HISTORY
- Production Assistance film WHAT WE LEFT UNFINISHED (dir. Mariam Ghani)