If you look around the landscape of film festivals there are many women's films festivals all across the world. But those who work in that area are struggling especially during these difficult economic times. I've been to a women's film festival in Germany
that survived budget cuts and put on a great edition last spring that was embraced by the community and the local politicians. I've been to a festival in Romania
that wasn't a women's film festival but had a section on female directors and those films were very strong, as strong, or stronger than the films in the main section of the lineup. And I've recently spoken also with the main programmer at the oldest women's film festival: Festival international de films de femmes de Créteil
in France and they are struggling for their identity.
- By Melissa Silverstein
- November 7, 2011 10:02 AM
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