Building on the success of the fourth edition, CinéWomen continues showcasing contemporary video practice from around the world. Despite the proliferation of mainstream cinema, independent films continue to be made –poetic, radical and dreamlike films, whose directors work on the edge of the mainstream film industry, never restricting themself to any single field, yet inviting the eye and the mind to travel further, crossing the boundaries of conventional cinema, dance video and performance. Honoring the influence of women in video art and cinema, our Womenartconnect.com platform, in patnership with S10 Videofocus, is proud to present a selection of powerful and surreal visions from seven uncompromising outsiders.
NTFS LAUNCHES NEW INITITIATIVES TO BOLSTER FEMALE DIRECTORS
LONDON, 29th June 2016
London’s National Film and Television School (NFTS) is launching three initiatives to increase the number of women film directors working in the UK. Gala committee chair Barbara Broccoli, whose producing credits include Spectre and Skyfall, commented: “I am excited by the initiatives announced today to boost the number of female filmmakers but there is more to be done by the industry itself. We women in film, especially those in positions of influence need to now really focus on supporting working with families so we don’t find ourselves losing valuable, talented and enthusiastic members of our industry.”
Discover Ani Laurie 's The Earth Belongs To No One featured in CineWomen 2015 's edition.
INTERNATIONAL CALL FOR WOMEN ARTISTS, FILMMAKERS AND CHOREOGRAPHERS
FINAL DEADLINE: July 4th, 2015
In collaboration with womenartconnect.com, CinéWomen launches its fourth annual call for women artists, filmmakers and choreographers. You are invited to submit your work by June 13th. The selection will be proceded by our team and will cover worldwide productions. It is possible to tender up to 2 works. Selected artists will be published in our art review. There are 3 categories to submit works to: video art, independent cinema, dance/performing arts.
DIGITAL BOLEX GRANT FOR WOMEN CINEMATOGRAPHERS
The Digital Bolex Grant for Women Cinematographers offers approximately $10,000 worth of gear and accessories loaned on a rolling basis to any narrative short, music video, or feature film project to be shot by a female cinematographer. Recipients of the grant receive a loaned camera package for up to 21 production days.
KERING AND THE FESTIVAL DE CANNES LAUNCH THE WOMEN IN MOTION PROGRAMME
At the 68th Cannes International Film Festival, Kering and the Festival de Cannes will launch the ‘Women in Motion’ programme to celebrate the talent of women in cinema and encourage reflection on their contribution to and role in the film industry. From 2016, Kering and the Festival de Cannes will present two ‘Women in Motion’ awards: one recognising a significant contribution to the cause of women in cinema, and the other celebrating a young and talented female filmmaker. Monday’s announcement also gave details of two new “Women in Motion’ awards, due to be launched in 2016. Under the plans, one prize will be awarded to an “iconic” female cinema figure, who in turn will select a young female filmmaker whose talent deserves recognition and support.
Festivals & Supporters
As part of the Cinéwomen Cahiers program, designed to celebrate the contribution of women to cinema, and on the occasion of 73rd Venice International Film Festival, womenartconnect.com is organizing an evening of discussion on the topic The Female Gaze: A New Generation of Female Filmmakers. The event will investigate what it means to be a female filmmaker, exploring several aspects of women's participation within the film industry. After five years of activity supporting independent directors and choreographers, CinéWomen is now one of the largest magazine in Europe devoted to women. We are glad to share the success of our publication and talk about how CinéWomen will move forward for women directors in 2017. The event is designed for filmmakers, producers and distribution professionals and will pay homage to Vanessa Aab, Werner Herzog's legendary cinematographer Thomas Mauch (Fitzcarraldo), Arlene Bogna (59. Cannes Film Festival, CinéWomen '15), Ani Laurie (Best UK Short film, Raindance '15), Lucy Sheen ( CinéWomen '14), Mia Watkins (CinéWomen '14), Susan MacWillliam (53rd Venice Biennale, Northern Ireland).