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Our International Women’s Day & Equal Pay Day 2023 events

International Women’s Day takes place on March 8th for the 112th time. It creates visibility that women around the world are still fighting for their rights and freedoms every day. In addition, March 7th is Equal Pay Day this year, marking the wage gap between women and men, which is still 18% in Germany.

We cordially invite you to our IFT and EQP events.

Events in Dortmund

Panel discussion with women of the cultural scene in Dortmund
Our festival director Maxa Zoller will attend the panel amongst others.
5 pm, Brauturm im Dortmunder U, Leonie-Reygers-Terrasse, 44137 Dortmund, Info

Release of Saint Omer by Alice Diop in Dortmund
Inspired by a true story, the award-winning filmmaker Alice Diop tells of breaks in female biographies. A gripping, intelligent film about universal issues of truth, exclusion and motherhood. Saint Omer was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival and is the official French nominee for the Oscar 2023.
8 pm, Roxy Lichtspielhaus, Münsterstraße 95, 44145 Dortmund, Info

Screening on occasion of the Equal Pay Day 2023: Keiner schiebt uns weg (Nobody pushes us away)
Equal pay for equal work – still an outrageous demand in the 1970s. In 1981, the “Heinze women”, employees of a Gelsenkirchen photo company, successfully went to the Federal Labor Court for equal pay. The film tells the fictional story of three women workers, based on the »Heinze women«, who pave the way towards ‘equal pay’ with a lot of assertiveness and solidarity typical of the Ruhr area.
6:30 p.m., Kino im U, Dortmund, free admission, Info


Events in Cologne

Working on it at »ifs-Begegnung« Gender & Diversity
The film uses interviews and staging to intervene in the discourse on gender and sexual identity. The evening will be moderated by our curator Natascha Frankenberg, guest will be filmmaker Karin Michalski.
7 pm, Filmforum NRW, Bischofsgartenstraße 1, 50667 Cologne, Info

IFFF Dortmund+Köln at »Markt der Möglichkeiten« in Cologne
The Lord Mayor, the Equal Opportunities Officer and the action alliance IFT of the City of Cologne invite you to celebrations in the Gürzenich on March 11th, 2023 as part of International Women’s Day. And we’ll be there again – come by and visit us, admission is free!
2 pm – 6 pm, Gürzenich Köln, Martinstraße 29-37, 50667 Cologne, Info