Women’s films come to screen today
ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News
Until March 19, the festival will continue at Istanbul AFM Fitaş Beyoğlu, French Culture Center, Istanbul Modern and Pera Museum.The International Filmmor Women’s Films Festival on Wheels kicks off tonight with an opening ceremony to be held at Istanbul’s Pera Museum.
The opening ceremony will be hosted by Turkish actresses Hale Soygazi and Hasibe Eren and will feature a concert by Fulya Özlem.
The festival is celebrating the 10th anniversary with over 70 movies from more than 20 countries, international guests, theme sections, mass screenings, panels, conferences and workshops with its audience that has supported and attended the festival for 10 years.
The festival will bring together the movies of well-known feminist directors ranging from the movies of Alice Guy-Blache, who made the first fictional movie in the history of film, to Marleen Gorris in the special selection of the 100th anniversary of Feminist Film.
The mass screening guest of the festival will be Belgian director Marie Mandy, who previously participated in the festival with Filming Desire.
One of the special sections at the festival in which Tunisian female directors will participate is film screenings of Tunisia titled “Tunisia’s Jasmines.”
Until Mach 19, the festival will continue at Istanbul AFM Fitaş Beyoğlu, French Culture Center, Istanbul Modern and Pera Museum. Then it will move to the eastern province of Van in cooperation with the Van Women’s Association, to Yüksekova in cooperation with Yüksekova Women’s Association and to the northwestern province of Çanakkale in cooperation with Çanakkale Association for the Support of Women’s Handicrafts.
Further information about the festival is available at www.filmmor.org.