WIFT Berlinale Event 2024: Between Escapism, Activism and Documentation – Filmmaking in Trembling Times.

Berlin | 17. Februar 2024 | 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Admission from 9:30 am.
Institut français Berlin, Kurfürstendamm 211, 10719 Berlin

WIFT Berlinale Event: 
Between Escapism, Activism and Documentation – Filmmaking in Trembling Times

Looking at the world today, there seem to be new crises emerging daily – war, climate change, flight and displacement, the resurgence of the far-right. All too often, women are the ones who suffer the most; who are killed, raped, and silenced. But women are also game changers, often fighting for a fairer, better, more sustainable world, be it as activists, politicians, artists. We won’t be overlooked anymore. Within this context, we want to question what the role of film and filmmakers can be in these trembling times. WIFT Germany is proud to welcome four incredible women, who will tell us how they handle crisis situations and how this shapes the films they make, via three short impulse lectures. Between the lectures you will have time to network and get to know inspiring women in film & TV from all around the world. We’re looking forward to engaging with our speakers and audience, and to fight against division by standing together.

Women in Film and Television Germany (WIFT) Berlinale 2024

We are still in awe of the amazing atmosphere at our last WIFT Berlinale Event on February 17th. Thank you to everyone who attended this special event and contributed to this supportive female energy.

The event was opened by our chairwoman Cornelia Köhler and warming words by Sophie Coumel (Institut français Berlin) and WIFT International president Susan Liddy. We want to thank our speakers Julia Sinkevych, Zhang Fan, Catherine Lieser and Karin Heisecke for the important input.

Please find here more information about our speakers and check out the white paper on „Gender-Based Violence in Cinema, Streaming and TV”.

We especially want to thank our networking crew Isabelle Feldwisch, Sandra Bourdonnec and Martina Pfaff for guiding the networking.

A warm thank you to Sophie Coumel and the Institut Français Berlin for the location and support and Brasserie Le Paris the catering. Our event was supported by Berlinale and was organized in collaboration with WIFT International.

See you all next year for WIFT Germany’s jubilee!

Samstag, 17. Februar 2024

10:00 Uhr

Berlin |  Institut français Berlin, Kurfürstendamm 211, 10719 Berlin