29.11 - 01.12.19
City Kino Wedding &
Centre Français de Berlin
The furora film festival
is a festival for film makers.
Regardless of wheter student,
alumnus or young professional:
The furora film festival is a platform
for all those, who start out on
their career and want to do networking.
Furora is an international festival focused on women* who work in the film industry.
As a platform, the Furora Film Festival provides female* filmmakers, especially the ones whose careers are still in the beginning, a chance and an environment to build a network.
As in most other fields, women* in the film industry also have to struggle with different forms of discrimination. According to a study by the German institute Filmförderanstalt, half of the film school graduates are female, but only 10% get fundings. The remaining 90% goes to their male colleagues. Women* in the film industry, especially in the key positions, are clearly underrepresented. Only every 5th German movie that is shown at the cinema was shot by a female* director. It’s quite clear that these circumstances make it very difficult for female* film school graduates to assert themselves in the motion picture industry.
In order to make that easier for female filmmakers, we have to create platforms where they can show their work at the very beginning of their career. On the other hand, we need to open a space where women* can build up a network. In this way, they can appear as a unity and their demands get more attention. Our festival pursues these two approaches. No other film festival in Germany shows exclusively films made by female* students and beginners. With the Furora Film Festival, we aim to improve the self-awareness of new female* film makers. At the same time, we want to create a space for networking among women*.
for equal rights
to show their work.
experienced film makers
We create space for exchange of experiences and professional development.
We make it possible
for young people
to experience an insight
in the film industry.
We create safer spaces
where we interact careful
by being aware.
We are people with different backgrounds and experiences who developed the concept and organize the Furora Film Festival.
The organisation is divided into different responsibility areas.
LETÍCIA DA ROSA