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

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

This film has been nominated for the Audience Award endowed with 1,000 euro. Please vote after watching the movie.
You can find an overview of all nominated films here.

Luisa is an architect, but in her spare time also teaches art classes to children and teenagers. One day she finds 17-year-old...

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

This film has been nominated for the Audience Award endowed with 1,000 euro. Please vote after watching the movie.
You can find an overview of all nominated films here.

Three young musicians from an Iranian province want to enter a competition in Tehran. It could be just the chance the band...

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

This film has been nominated for the Audience Award endowed with 1,000 euro. Please vote after watching the movie.
You can find an overview of all nominated films here.

At Ndewa’s suggestion, four childhood friends meet up after the funeral of their former orphanage director. At 39, Ndewa is the oldest...

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

This film has been nominated for the Audience Award endowed with 1,000 euro. Please vote after watching the movie.
You can find an overview of all nominated films here.

At the age of 48, Canela comes out as a trans woman. She overcomes the challenges of everyday life and consults friends...

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 Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival Fabrizio Terranova Online
Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival
Fabrizio Terranova
BE
2016
Documentary
81’
OmU
Focus

Donna Haraway is a biologist, scientific historian and an accomplished storyteller. She has inspired people all over the world with her life-affirming cyborg and trans-species feminism. In this entertaining conversation, she shares her stories and invites us to rediscover octopuses, spiders, dogs and their relationship to each other and...

15Jun Far From You I Grew Marie Dumora Online
Far From You I Grew
Marie Dumora
FR
2020
Documentary
102’
OmU
Panorama

This film has been nominated for the Audience Award endowed with 1,000 euro. Please vote after watching the movie.
You can find an overview of all nominated films here.

»He was happy on his isle of Ithaca. His sandals knew every path. He could walk with his eyes closed. Ulysses felt...

15Jun Exhibition FestivalSchauFenster Dortmund
FestivalSchauFenster

The Connection. A Multi-Media Show
The festival steps out into the public arena and brings to life the empty spaces. We are showing international video art from a variety of our festival sections in Dortmund’s shop windows. We want people passing by to stop, and take a moment to just...

The Infernal Grove Emily Vey Duke, Cooper Battersby
The Infernal Grove
Emily Vey Duke, Cooper Battersby
US
2020
Experimental
7’
OFe
Focus

The Connection. A Multi-Media Show
The festival steps out into the public arena and brings to life the empty spaces. We are showing international video art from a variety of our festival sections in Dortmund’s shop windows. We want people passing by to stop, and take a moment to just...

Wolves from Above Demelza Kooij
Wolves from Above
Demelza Kooij
CA / NO
2018
Short film
6’
OW
Focus

The Connection. A Multi-Media Show
The festival steps out into the public arena and brings to life the empty spaces. We are showing international video art from a variety of our festival sections in Dortmund’s shop windows. We want people passing by to stop, and take a moment to just...

Meine Liebe Clara Jost
Meine Liebe
Clara Jost
PT
2020
Documentary
6’
OmeU
Focus

The Connection. A Multi-Media Show
The festival steps out into the public arena and brings to life the empty spaces. We are showing international video art from a variety of our festival sections in Dortmund’s shop windows. We want people passing by to stop, and take a moment to just...

Jaime's House Marie Gavois, Michel Klöfkorn
Jaime's House
Marie Gavois, Michel Klöfkorn
DE
2021
Installation
5’
OW
Focus

The Connection. A Multi-Media Show
The festival steps out into the public arena and brings to life the empty spaces. We are showing international video art from a variety of our festival sections in Dortmund’s shop windows. We want people passing by to stop, and take a moment to just...

15Jun Finding Sally Tamara Dawit Online
Finding Sally
Tamara Dawit
CA
2020
Documentary
98’
OmU
Specials

This film has been nominated for the Audience Award endowed with 1,000 euro. Please vote after watching the movie.
You can find an overview of all nominated films here.

Finding Sally is the awe-inspiring culmination of the director’s quest to piece together fragments of a diasporan trail. Dawit grew up in...

15Jun Focus: Short Film Programme I Online
Focus: Short Film Programme I

Exercises for Being Close to You
Plants, humans and other animals only have a chance of surviving if resources are distributed equally between all beings. Highlighting and practising this equality in artistic attitudes is inspiring film-makers to adopt new approaches in their art, and we have brought together some exciting...

Whispering Pines 10, Chapter 1 Shana Moulton
Whispering Pines 10, Chapter 1
Shana Moulton
US
2018
Video-Serie
5’
OW
Focus

Exercises for Being Close to You
Plants, humans and other animals only have a chance of surviving if resources are distributed equally between all beings. Highlighting and practising this equality in artistic attitudes is inspiring film-makers to adopt new approaches in their art, and we have brought together some exciting...

Yours Truly Maddi Barber, Christopher Murray, Charlotte Hoskins
Yours Truly
Maddi Barber, Christopher Murray, Charlotte Hoskins
GB / US / ES / CL
2018
Short film
15’
OFe
Focus

Exercises for Being Close to You
Plants, humans and other animals only have a chance of surviving if resources are distributed equally between all beings. Highlighting and practising this equality in artistic attitudes is inspiring film-makers to adopt new approaches in their art, and we have brought together some exciting...

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

Exercises for Being Close to You
Plants, humans and other animals only have a chance of surviving if resources are distributed equally between all beings. Highlighting and practising this equality in artistic attitudes is inspiring film-makers to adopt new approaches in their art, and we have brought together some exciting...

Feeding the Birdies Dagie Brundert
Feeding the Birdies
Dagie Brundert
DE
2020
Short film
2’
OF
Focus

Exercises for Being Close to You
Plants, humans and other animals only have a chance of surviving if resources are distributed equally between all beings. Highlighting and practising this equality in artistic attitudes is inspiring film-makers to adopt new approaches in their art, and we have brought together some exciting...

Wolves from Above Demelza Kooij
Wolves from Above
Demelza Kooij
CA / NO
2018
Short film
6’
OW
Focus

Exercises for Being Close to You
Plants, humans and other animals only have a chance of surviving if resources are distributed equally between all beings. Highlighting and practising this equality in artistic attitudes is inspiring film-makers to adopt new approaches in their art, and we have brought together some exciting...

What a Wonderful World Anja Plaschg, Timo Schierhorn
What a Wonderful World
Anja Plaschg, Timo Schierhorn
DE
2018
Music video
2’
OF
Focus

Exercises for Being Close to You
Plants, humans and other animals only have a chance of surviving if resources are distributed equally between all beings. Highlighting and practising this equality in artistic attitudes is inspiring film-makers to adopt new approaches in their art, and we have brought together some exciting...

15Jun Focus: Short Film Programme II Online
Focus: Short Film Programme II

Reviewing nature film
Which formal and aesthetic approaches can be helpful for encounters with otherness in a more-than-human sense? Experimental short films seem especially suited, literally unhinging the visual axes with abstract, yet directly emotional styles. The film-makers make witty use of the whole gamut of artistic tricks they possess...

Lea Nina Yuen
Lea
Nina Yuen
US
2014
Experimental
6’
OFe
Focus

Reviewing nature film
Which formal and aesthetic approaches can be helpful for encounters with otherness in a more-than-human sense? Experimental short films seem especially suited, literally unhinging the visual axes with abstract, yet directly emotional styles. The film-makers make witty use of the whole gamut of artistic tricks they possess...

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

Reviewing nature film
Which formal and aesthetic approaches can be helpful for encounters with otherness in a more-than-human sense? Experimental short films seem especially suited, literally unhinging the visual axes with abstract, yet directly emotional styles. The film-makers make witty use of the whole gamut of artistic tricks they possess...

Exercises in Being Close to You: A Story for the Arctic Refuge Krista Davis
Exercises in Being Close to You: A Story for the Arctic Refuge
Krista Davis
CA
2018
Experimental Documentary
15’
OFe
Focus

Reviewing nature film
Which formal and aesthetic approaches can be helpful for encounters with otherness in a more-than-human sense? Experimental short films seem especially suited, literally unhinging the visual axes with abstract, yet directly emotional styles. The film-makers make witty use of the whole gamut of artistic tricks they possess...

The Flies (The Birds II) Susann Maria Hempel
The Flies (The Birds II)
Susann Maria Hempel
DE
2010
Experimental
8’
OW
Focus

Reviewing nature film
Which formal and aesthetic approaches can be helpful for encounters with otherness in a more-than-human sense? Experimental short films seem especially suited, literally unhinging the visual axes with abstract, yet directly emotional styles. The film-makers make witty use of the whole gamut of artistic tricks they possess...

15Jun Focus: Short Film Programme III Online
Focus: Short Film Programme III

Critter aesthetic
Critter is what feminist biologist and theorist Donna Haraway calls all living creatures. In this programme’s experimental short films, the directors allow plants, stones and animals to run riot, make noises and form swarms: they interlink all of this with music and sounds in novel combinations. From this...

Redbird and Other Birds Julieta Maria
Redbird and Other Birds
Julieta Maria
CA
2019
Documentary
13’
OFe
Focus

Critter aesthetic
Critter is what feminist biologist and theorist Donna Haraway calls all living creatures. In this programme’s experimental short films, the directors allow plants, stones and animals to run riot, make noises and form swarms: they interlink all of this with music and sounds in novel combinations. From this...

Where Shapes Come From Semiconductor (Ruth Jarman, Joe Gerhardt)
Where Shapes Come From
Semiconductor (Ruth Jarman, Joe Gerhardt)
GB
2016
Experimental
10’
OFe
Focus

Critter aesthetic
Critter is what feminist biologist and theorist Donna Haraway calls all living creatures. In this programme’s experimental short films, the directors allow plants, stones and animals to run riot, make noises and form swarms: they interlink all of this with music and sounds in novel combinations. From this...

Wasteland No. 2: Hardy, Hearty Jodie Mack
Wasteland No. 2: Hardy, Hearty
Jodie Mack
US
2019
Experimental
7’
OW
Focus

Critter aesthetic
Critter is what feminist biologist and theorist Donna Haraway calls all living creatures. In this programme’s experimental short films, the directors allow plants, stones and animals to run riot, make noises and form swarms: they interlink all of this with music and sounds in novel combinations. From this...

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

Critter aesthetic
Critter is what feminist biologist and theorist Donna Haraway calls all living creatures. In this programme’s experimental short films, the directors allow plants, stones and animals to run riot, make noises and form swarms: they interlink all of this with music and sounds in novel combinations. From this...

15Jun Forgotten Roads Nicol Ruiz Benavides Online
Forgotten Roads
Nicol Ruiz Benavides
CL
2020
Feature Film
72’
OmU
desired! – film lust & queer

This film has been nominated for the Audience Award endowed with 1,000 euro. Please vote after watching the movie.
You can find an overview of all nominated films here.

After the death of her husband, 70-year-old Claudina has to start over and she moves in with her daughter and grandson. She...

15Jun Genderation Monika Treut Online
Genderation
Monika Treut
DE
2021
Documentary
88’
OmU
desired! – film lust & queer

This film has been nominated for the Audience Award endowed with 1,000 euro. Please vote after watching the movie.
You can find an overview of all nominated films here.

PLEASE NOTE: Genderation runs only on June 19 at 8.15 p.m. at Schauburg Dortmund. You can’t buy tickets online for this particular...

15Jun Gendernauts Monika Treut Online
Gendernauts
Monika Treut
DE
1999
Documentary
86’
OmU
desired! – film lust & queer

PLEASE NOTE: Gendernauts runs only on June 19 at 6 p.m. at Schauburg Dortmund. You can’t buy tickets online for this particular screening. 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 contact...

15Jun Glory to the Queen Tatia Skhirtladze Online
Glory to the Queen
Tatia Skhirtladze
AT / GE
2020
Documentary
82’
OmU
Panorama

This film has been nominated for the Audience Award endowed with 1,000 euro. Please vote after watching the movie.
You can find an overview of all nominated films here.

From 1962 to 1991, one country alone provided the winner of the women’s world chess championship every single year: Georgia. Nona Gaprindashvili...

15Jun IFFF revisited: Short Film Programme Online
IFFF revisited: Short Film Programme

The short-film programme IFFF Revisited: Rhythm in Chaos – the Archive in Motion delves into the festival’s archive. The focus of this film programme is on archive material that can be re-read and interpreted in a new and different way in light of our current reality.

Swinguerra Bárbara Wagner, Benjamin de Burca
Swinguerra
Bárbara Wagner, Benjamin de Burca
BR
2019
Experimental
23’
OmeU
IFFF revisited

The short-film programme IFFF Revisited: Rhythm in Chaos – the Archive in Motion delves into the festival’s archive. The focus of this film programme is on archive material that can be re-read and interpreted in a new and different way in light of our current reality.

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

The short-film programme IFFF Revisited: Rhythm in Chaos – the Archive in Motion delves into the festival’s archive. The focus of this film programme is on archive material that can be re-read and interpreted in a new and different way in light of our current reality.

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

The short-film programme IFFF Revisited: Rhythm in Chaos – the Archive in Motion delves into the festival’s archive. The focus of this film programme is on archive material that can be re-read and interpreted in a new and different way in light of our current reality.

Jackson/Marker 4am Ruth Beckermann
Jackson/Marker 4am
Ruth Beckermann
AT
2012
Short film
3’
IFFF revisited

The short-film programme IFFF Revisited: Rhythm in Chaos – the Archive in Motion delves into the festival’s archive. The focus of this film programme is on archive material that can be re-read and interpreted in a new and different way in light of our current reality.

Genderless Jellyfish Coral Short
Genderless Jellyfish
Coral Short
CA
2013
Experimental
3’
IFFF revisited

The short-film programme IFFF Revisited: Rhythm in Chaos – the Archive in Motion delves into the festival’s archive. The focus of this film programme is on archive material that can be re-read and interpreted in a new and different way in light of our current reality.

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

The short-film programme IFFF Revisited: Rhythm in Chaos – the Archive in Motion delves into the festival’s archive. The focus of this film programme is on archive material that can be re-read and interpreted in a new and different way in light of our current reality.

Human Radio Miranda Pennell
Human Radio
Miranda Pennell
GB
2002
Short film
9’
IFFF revisited

The short-film programme IFFF Revisited: Rhythm in Chaos – the Archive in Motion delves into the festival’s archive. The focus of this film programme is on archive material that can be re-read and interpreted in a new and different way in light of our current reality.

15Jun In the Name of Scheherazade or the First Beer Garden in Teheran Narges Kalhor Online
In the Name of Scheherazade or the First Beer Garden in Teheran
Narges Kalhor
DE / IR
2019
Experimental Documentary
75’
OmU
Panorama

This film has been nominated for the Audience Award endowed with 1,000 euro. Please vote after watching the movie.
You can find an overview of all nominated films here.

A homosexual teenager from Syria, an artist with Afghan roots and an Iranian-born beer brewer »in a mixture of socially relevant narrative...

15Jun Landscapes of Resistance Marta Popivoda Online
Landscapes of Resistance
Marta Popivoda
FR / DE
2021
Documentary
95’
OmU
Panorama

This film has been nominated for the Audience Award endowed with 1,000 euro. Please vote after watching the movie.
You can find an overview of all nominated films here.

Crying was a powerful reason for making a political film.«
Milan as quoted by Ana in Landscapes of Resistance

Crickets chirping, a playful kitten,...

Festival catalog 2021

Our catalog with all content and detailed texts on the entire programme of the IFFF Dortmund+Köln 2021 is ready! You can purchase it with a volume of 220 pages and texts in German and English for a fee of 10 €. After the purchase you will receive a link to the PDF download. Upon request, you can also receive a printed copy by post.

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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-begegnung

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 IFFF Dortmund+Köln. Based on the current collection presentation »Body & Soul« we draw on artworks and films to stimulate discussions on topics like age, body optimisation, black self-empowerment or gender.

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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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