Here begins the FIM - International Women's Film Festival. Aligned with national and international public agendas for gender equity in film, the Festival brings in its first edition national and international competitive shows exclusively directed by women, special shows and training and debate actions that strengthen the female protagonism in the screen and behind the cameras.
The acronym FIM does not come by chance. The Festival wants the end of female sub-representation in the cinema, stimulating the beginning of a new cycle with greater space for women of all ethnic groups and different regions of Brazil and the world.
The festival brings Zezé Motta as the great honoree of this first edition, with its charisma and pioneering talent in strengthening the protagonism of the black woman in front of the cameras and presents special session of Xica Da Silva , emblematic film of his career, followed by debate with the presence of the actress. The choice of Zezé Motta as a symbol of this first edition is emblematic, as it points to other fundamental concerns of the Festival. The first of these is the desire to go beyond geographic reach, contemplating talents and narratives that bring to the scene the ethnic, cultural and social diversity of our country and the world.
The national and international competitive shows bring women filmmakers from various parts of Brazil and abroad, their thematic choices and unique approaches. The curatorial commission responsible for the selection of FIM shows is coordinated by Beth Sá Freire and has as members Andrea Cals and Juliana Vicente, but it is the public who indicates the winning films of the prizes of R $ 15 thousand for the national and international competitions voting to the end of each session. To conclude, the Show Fight Like a Woman presents a set of possibilities of political, social and affective resistance, and the Fire that does not go away brings works of filmmakers who maintains with the cinema a case of eternal love. The FIM sessions take place at Cinesesc and Espaço Itaú de Cinema Augusta.
Experimentalism, linear narrative, documentary, fiction or even the breaking of the boundary between both: women can do everything as directors, from the subject they approach to the narrative form they explore. The plurality is also present in the different generations of the selected directors, mixing young talents and consecrated trajectories.
The festival also promotes courses and masterclasses where women professionals with vast knowledge in the areas of creation, production, distribution, criticism, politics and thought generously share their experience. With registrations open to filmmakers, researchers and interested public in the universe of cinema, the action is the result of partnership with the Research and Training Center of Sesc São Paulo.
Thus, the region of Paulista Avenue becomes for a week a space of enjoyment, learning and debate about the female presence in national and international cinema.
The FIM - International Women's Film Festival is an initiative of Casa Redonda held in partnership with the Kinoforum Cultural Association, with the support of Sesc São Paulo and the Women of the Audiovisual Group Brazil, formed by more than 18 thousand participants. The Festival is sponsored by Avon, through FAMA - Avon Fund for Women in Audiovisual, an initiative of the company focused on gender equity in the Brazilian audiovisual sector.
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