63rd Seminci: 2nd Forum on Women in Spanish Cinema

09/07/2018.- In partnership with the film magazine Caimán Cuadernos de Cine —and in collaboration with the Film Academy, CIMA and ICAA— the 63rd edition of the Valladolid International Film Festival will be hosting the 2nd Forum on Women in Spanish Cinema: an extension of last year’s initiative also within the framework of SEMINCI.

Scheduled for Sunday 21 October, the event’s second edition will approach the presence of women in Spain’s audiovisual industry, with the  expected participation of nearly thirty film and TV women producers.

The meeting will consist of a  closed-door session held between 9.30 am and 1.30 pm plus an open-to-the public  round table discussion starting at 5 pm and involving the attendance of all women invited to the event. An exchange of views on the forum’s topic will be followed by an assessment of conclusions reached during the working session.

A preliminary background report will be used as a general diagnosis leading to a discussion of the situation of women working in Spain’s audiovisual sector —more particularly in the area of production. The focus will lie on some of the present junctures faced by women in the film and TV sectors.

Written by Concha Gómez and by the Caimán team, the above-mentioned background report includes facts and figures about Spain’s female film producers and the budgets they handle, as well as additional information supplied by  CIMA and the Film Academy on this topic. The document is complete with several interviews with women producers.

Last year, the Valladolid Festival and  Caimán Cuadernos de Cine organised the first edition of the Forum as one of the sidebars scheduled for SEMINCI’s 62nd edition, the goal being to provide a general overview of the role of women in the audiovisual industry as well as to suggest a set of measures leading to gender equality in this area.

Participants in the 1st Forum on Women in Spanish Cinema at 62nd Seminci

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