With the first edition taking place in 2018, Porto Femme is a women’s film festival. A place of exhibition and dissemination of multiple and diverse universes that put women in the center.
The Festival intends to create a space of visibility for the women of and in the cinematographic world. The event aims to be a point of sharing, debate and creation for all those who love the cinema.
One of the festival’s goals is to give visibility to the work of women filmmakers around the world, intending to have a diversified program with competitive cinema sessions, thematic screenings, debates, art exhibitions, among others.
The festival has two distinct International Competitions: one for works by women in various cinematographic genres, and the other for works in which at least one woman plays a key role as scriptwriter, producer, animator or leading actress. Being the cinema a collaborative and multi-authoral art, it is intended to be an inclusive festival and give visibility to all those who participate in these works.
Giving visibility to Portuguese filmmakers is another goal of the festival. The National Competition intends to be a showcase for the exhibition of the national production made in the feminine, as well as to encourage the production of new works by women.
We believe that with our project we will be able to take steps to achieve gender equality in the arts, focusing on the cinema, and for this, PORTO FEMME begins its activity in 2017 through PORTO FEMME SESSIONS in Maus Hábitos, in Porto.