15.–20.6. ONLINE Fest 2021     15.–20.6. ONLINE Fest 2021    15.–20.6. ONLINE Fest 2021

Internationales Frauen* Film Fest Dortmund+Köln takes place annually, alternating between Dortmund and Cologne. MISSION STATEMENT

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15Jun AÏCHA Laura Bleck, Faraz Shariat Online
AÏCHA
Laura Bleck, Faraz Shariat
DE
2020
Documentary
22’
OF
Films for Kids and Young Adults

»Why have you changed my name?« – »Because you write it like that in Germany« – »But my name's written like this!«: Aïcha. Not Aicha, the way it appears in her citizenship certificate. The eleven-year-old is angry – at her mother and at the authorities. Why can't she be...

15Jun Ain’t No Time for Women Sarra El Abed Online
Ain’t No Time for Women
Sarra El Abed
CA
2020
Documentary
19’
Panorama

Tunis, November 2019. A group of women is gathered at Saïda the hairdresser’s on the eve of the presidential election. The salon, where the women talk, laugh and argue openly, turns into more of a public square, holding up a mirror to the unrest within the country. In this...

15Jun an Anna Denise Riedmayr Online
an Anna
Denise Riedmayr
DE
2020
Feature Film
21’
OF
Films for Kids and Young Adults

Anna whiles away the last few days of summer together with her clique of friends… it's all about crude language, aggressive rap, first boyfriends, swimming pools, parties and scooters. Whether in conversations with friends or her favourite songs, everything revolves around one subject. Anna feels pressured to have her...

15Jun Animal Performances – Horse Performance Joanna Rytel Online
Animal Performances – Horse Performance
Joanna Rytel
SE
2002
Experimental
3’
OW
Focus

»My work has three main characteristics. One is my interest in the relation between animals and humans. In my Animal Performances I am seen dancing in front of sheep, goats, horses, cows and stripping in front of monkeys. The spectator becomes a voyeur, watching the animals who are watching...

15Jun Animali Elisabeth Wilke Online
Animali
Elisabeth Wilke
DE
2020
Experimental Documentary
15’
OF, dt. eingespr.
Films for Kids and Young Adults

It's summer in Rome. Everyone's sitting somewhere cool. Only nine-year-old Emma roams around her neighbourhood, which is located right next to the railway tracks. Despite the rattling and whistling of the trains, Emma listens out for other sounds. She meets dogs, cats and even elephants. Sometimes her eyes wander...

15Jun Aurora Paz Fábrega Online
Aurora
Paz Fábrega
CR / MX
2021
Feature Film
90’
OmU
International Feature Film Competition

Luisa is an architect, but in her spare time also teaches art classes to children and teenagers. One day she finds 17-year-old Yuliana in the school bathroom, who has got herself pregnant and is trying to take pills to induce an abortion. Luisa decides to let Yuliana move in...

15Jun Bandar Band Manijeh Hekmat Online
Bandar Band
Manijeh Hekmat
IR / DE
2020
Feature Film
77’
OmU
International Feature Film Competition

Three young musicians from an Iranian province want to enter a competition in Tehran. It could be just the chance the band needs to launch their international career. They set off in their minibus, all fired up and full of hope. But huge floodwaters have left countless roads completely...

15Jun Becoming Animal Emma Davie, Peter Mettler Online
Becoming Animal
Emma Davie, Peter Mettler
CH / UK
2018
Documentary
78’
OmU
Focus

PLEASE NOTE: Becoming Animal runs only on June 17 at 8 p.m. at Schauburg Dortmund. You can't buy tickets for this particular screening online. Reservations can be made by Email to lindner@frauenfilmfestival.eu until 10 a.m. on the day of the screening. You receive a reservation confirmation by sending the...

15Jun Black Bus Stop Claudrena N. Harold, Kevin Jerome Everson Online
Black Bus Stop
Claudrena N. Harold, Kevin Jerome Everson
US
2019
Documentary, Experimental
9’
IFFF revisited

This film pays tribute to the Black Bus Stop, an informal yet iconic meeting spot for Black students on the campus of the University of Virginia in the US in the eighties and nineties. And today, at the same site, students become aware of their own selves, their Black...

15Jun Blind Date | MAMA Catrine Val Online
Blind Date | MAMA
Catrine Val
LT
2013
Short film
7’
IFFF revisited

Blind Date | MAMA portrays the intimate relationship between internationally acclaimed dancer Andrius Strakele and his blind mother. We watch as Andrius moves around his mother in her cramped flat. His movements are floating, then abrupt, challenging and also appealing. Dominating the short film are his dance movements to...

15Jun Buried Françoise Ellong Online
Buried
Françoise Ellong
CM
2020
Feature Film
88’
OmU
International Feature Film Competition

At Ndewa’s suggestion, four childhood friends meet up after the funeral of their former orphanage director. At 39, Ndewa is the oldest of them, and he’s not the only one whose life isn’t working out too well at present. So everyone agrees to his idea: each of them wants...

15Jun Canela Cecilia del Valle Online
Canela
Cecilia del Valle
AR
2020
Documentary
77’
OmU
desired! – film lust & queer

At the age of 48, Canela comes out as a trans woman. She overcomes the challenges of everyday life and consults friends and family about her concerns. The film documents her daily routine and encounters in the Argentinian city, which the portrait captures in feature film-like images and scenes....

15Jun Centauress Deniz Şimşek Online
Centauress
Deniz Şimşek
DE
2020
Documentary, Experimental
8’
Panorama

A defining childhood experience gets the mind going and poses the question: How does memory work? At home, the TV was on all the time. A sentence overheard on TV leads to a gender experience in the school playground, with unexpected consequences. A departure point for a lot of...

15Jun Civil Twilight at the Vernal Equinox Emily Vey Duke, Cooper Battersby Online
Civil Twilight at the Vernal Equinox
Emily Vey Duke, Cooper Battersby
US
2021
Experimental
14’
OFe
Focus

»We are the terraformers of this new landscape: where fuel pours forth from our bodies, where consumption and extraction are linked, for the first time, by delight.«

This experimental science fiction film imagines a hypothetical future in which fuel can be derived from feelings. It addresses the complexities of interspecies...

15Jun Club Q: The Legendary Dance Party for Women Kristen Wolf Online
Club Q: The Legendary Dance Party for Women
Kristen Wolf
US
2003
Documentary
33’
IFFF revisited

It all started back in the 1980s. Avid DJ Page Hordel assembled a collective of spirited girlfriends, and together they created the unique phenomenon that was Club Q, San Francisco’s legendary lesbian party. For 15 years, on the first Friday of every month, about 1,000 women of different colours,...

15Jun Der kleine Vogel und die Bienen Lena von Döhren Online
Der kleine Vogel und die Bienen
Lena von Döhren
CH
2020
Animation film
5’
OW
Films for Kids and Young Adults

High up in the maple tree, the little bird delights in its beautiful blossoms. Intrigued by a mysterious humming sound, he sets off on a journey to an enchanting world of flowers. Needless to say, the fiery-red fox is not far off and he tries to catch the little...

15Jun Der natürliche Tod der Maus Katharina Huber Online
Der natürliche Tod der Maus
Katharina Huber
DE
2020
Animation film
21’
Panorama

These are catastrophic times: climate collapse, the waste from today’s civilisation, contaminated fruit, not to mention the social pressures. The protagonist takes all this greatly to heart and looks for some spiritual solace.
Some days she imagines that simply through the powers of her mind she can make the body...

15Jun desired! – film lust & queer: Short Film Programme Online
desired! – film lust & queer: Short Film Programme

Film / Violence / Memory
Film captures moments in time and preserves them after they have passed. But what exactly can the medium capture, and what is beyond the technical scope of recording, a process that promises to preserve? Traumas are based on experiences that are so painful they are...

A Letter to My Mother Amina Maher
A Letter to My Mother
Amina Maher
DE / IR
2020
Experimental
19’
OmU
desired! – film lust & queer

Film / Violence / Memory
Film captures moments in time and preserves them after they have passed. But what exactly can the medium capture, and what is beyond the technical scope of recording, a process that promises to preserve? Traumas are based on experiences that are so painful they are...

Weeks of Sand, Months of Ash, Years of Dust Rita Macedo
Weeks of Sand, Months of Ash, Years of Dust
Rita Macedo
DE / PT
2020
Experimental
19’
OmU
desired! – film lust & queer

Film / Violence / Memory
Film captures moments in time and preserves them after they have passed. But what exactly can the medium capture, and what is beyond the technical scope of recording, a process that promises to preserve? Traumas are based on experiences that are so painful they are...

Untitled Sequence of Gaps Vika Kirchenbauer
Untitled Sequence of Gaps
Vika Kirchenbauer
DE
2020
Experimental
13’
OmU
desired! – film lust & queer

Film / Violence / Memory
Film captures moments in time and preserves them after they have passed. But what exactly can the medium capture, and what is beyond the technical scope of recording, a process that promises to preserve? Traumas are based on experiences that are so painful they are...

15Jun Diamond Belly Anni Puolakka Online
Diamond Belly
Anni Puolakka
FI / NL
2018
Short film
11’
OmeU
Focus

»If I sometimes feel lonely, I think about all the microbes who live inside me and across my skin and how they are my true companions in moments of, for example, heartbreak.«

»Wenn ich mich manchmal einsam fühle, denke ich an all die Mikroben, die in mir und auf meiner...

16Jun AÏCHA Laura Bleck, Faraz Shariat Online
AÏCHA
Laura Bleck, Faraz Shariat
DE
2020
Documentary
22’
OF
Films for Kids and Young Adults

»Why have you changed my name?« – »Because you write it like that in Germany« – »But my name's written like this!«: Aïcha. Not Aicha, the way it appears in her citizenship certificate. The eleven-year-old is angry – at her mother and at the authorities. Why can't she be...

Programme 2021

Many things are different in 2021. And Internationales Frauen* Film Fest Dortmund+Köln is no exception. Originally scheduled for April this year, it will now take place as an online event from 15 to 20 June 2021. Following the live opening on 15 June, all films can be seen via the festival’s streaming platform up to and including 20 June. The programme can be downloaded (in German) here.

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IFFF Dortmund+Köln sees film as an expanded concept that doesn’t restrict the screening of films to classical cinema. The festival advocates showing films in all kinds of formats. And so, on top of the festival’s core programme, it has a film programme specific to each year, and features regular collaborations, holds talks and panel discussions, artistic projects and interventions in public spaces as well as book publications.

World Views

As the name suggests, the World Views series offers a broad selection of films from many different countries and cultures. The themes of the series are openness, understanding, tolerance and forms of dialogue that embrace diversity.

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ifs encounter

The ifs internationale filmschule köln and IFFF Dortmund+Köln have joined forces, tapping their synergies to raise awareness of the work of women directors in the cultural sector and at film schools.

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Art on the MOve

Art on the MOve is a collaboration between Museum Ostwall and Internationales Frauen* Film Fest Dortmund+Köln

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Industry get-together

Since 2013, IFFF Dortmund+Köln has organised panel discussions and network meetings at the Berlinale in Berlin.

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Collaborations

IFFF Dortmund+Köln collaborates with various different partners and institutions right throughout the year.

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Publications

IFFF Dortmund+Köln sees cinema and film in a broader context. Artistic residencies, book publications and art workshops are among the festival’s regular projects happening right throughout the year.

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