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  • Festival cine por mujeres Madrid 2023
  • Festival cine por mujeres Madrid 2023
  • Festival cine por mujeres Madrid 2023
  • Festival cine por mujeres Madrid 2023
  • Festival cine por mujeres Madrid 2023
  • Festival cine por mujeres Madrid 2023
  • Festival cine por mujeres Madrid 2023
  • Festival cine por mujeres Madrid 2023

Films by Women Madrid, 6th edition. 24 Oct - 5 Nov 2023

Once again this year, the Madrid Films by Women has wanted to make visible the work and point of view of women in audiovisual and cinematographic creation, through the programming of a carefully national and international selection of fiction, animation and documentary feature films, directed or produced by women.

During its 6th edition, held from 24 October to 5 November 2023, a total of 70 feature films were screened (74 screenings), of which 17 were premieres in Spain and 36 in Madrid, at the 20 venues that hosted the programme. 46 were feature-length fiction films, 23 documentaries and one animated film. As a novelty for 2023, the festival introduced a new venue: DAMA Audiovisual Media Copyright Derechos de Autor de Medios Audiovisuales.

For two weeks, the best films of recent years, produced in 30 countries on 5 continents, could be enjoyed: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Panama, Portugal, Qatar, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay and Venezuela.

There were also 14 professional and educational activities - 7 round tables, 3 talks with industry professionals and 4 colloquiums - in 12 different venues. During these activities, professionals presented their vision: international female film directors; scriptwriters; producers; international film festival directors; and experts in international film and audiovisual policies.

During the 13 days of the festival, on 24 occasions women directors, producers and other film professionals were invited to present their work and talk to the public before and after the screenings of their films. As could not be otherwise, taking advantage of their time at the festival, we also had the opportunity to talk to them about their feature films, the themes that have driven their creations, their personal vision of the sector, or the changes that the film industry is undergoing in terms of equality.

In addition, the festival was once again present throughout Spain, beyond the cinemas, thanks to the independent film platform FILMIN, with its own online channel which screened 89 films from different editions, six of which were films from the VI edition.

The results of the VI edition demonstrate, once again, the importance of the visibilization of films directed by women and the interest aroused by initiatives such as this one. We have filled a large number of cinemas with 9 SOLD OUTS and a total of 6,065 attendees: 5,348 at the screenings (12% more than in 2022); 637 at the training activities (16.5% more than in 2022); 35 at the press conference and 45 at the networking meetings. In addition, we have attracted an online audience of 29,831 people: 7,820 views on the FILMIN channel; 20,000 viewers on 8madridTV; 194 at the galas and screenings and 1,817 at the training activities. In short, we gathered 35,896 spectators.

According to the company Mynews Analysis, which conducted the independent analysis of press impact between 6 September and 15 November 2023, the 6th edition recorded a 55.25% increase in readership (total number of readers per publication) to a total of 1,483,867,021 in 2023, compared to 663,935,133 in 2022. Circulation (copies of press purchased by media readers) grew by 23.4% to 868,891 versus 665,384 in 2022. There was also a significant growth of 44% in the cumulative economic value of the impact, totalling €2,794,242, compared to €1,565,481 in 2022.

Teaser of the 2023 edition by El Vivero, with music by composer Alicia Morote.

Summary of the Opening Ceremony by Miguel Martí, with music by composer Alicia Morote

Summary of the Closing Ceremony by Miguel Martí, with music by composer Alicia Morote


3 awards were presented:

1. AWARD TO A PROFFESSIONAL CAREER. This award, which was presented at the festival's Opening Gala, was granted to Catherine Gautier, by the selection committee of the VI Films by Women Festival and consists of a jewel award, courtesy of renowned designer Chus Burés, and a mobile phone, Xiaomi 13 lite, courtesy of Xiaomi Iberia.

2. OFFICIAL SECTION. INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION. Award to Best International film. This prize was awarded to How to have Sex, Molly Manning Walker (UK) UK/Greece/Belgium, 2023; by the international jury of the festival and consisted of the color correction in 4K of the next feature film of the director of the winning film, having for 3 weeks with the Místika digital cinema room of Free Your Mind, valued at 30,000€; the support when distributing her future feature film, which consists in creating a DCP in the original language version, with subtitles in Spanish, courtesy of Subtitula’m and valued at 1.000€; and a  mobile phone, Xiaomi 13 lite, courtesy of Xiaomi Iberia. The jury's decision was final.

In addition the Films by Women Madrid Festival  International Jury decided to give a Special Mention to the film El Eco, Tatiana Huezo (Mexico, El Salvador), Mexico/Germany, 2023.

3. OFFICIAL SECTION. SPANISH COMPETITION. Award to the Best Spanish Film.This award was conferred to El mestre que va prometre el mar (El maestro que prometió el mar), Patricia Font (España), España, 2023; by a jury composed by members of Asociación Premios Blogos de Oro, presented by RC Service and valued at 3.000€ to be discounted when renting filmmaking equipment; and a mobile phone, Xiaomi 13 lite, courtesy of Xiaomi Iberia..


    1. The Official section. International competition, will screen 10 feature films not previously showed in Madrid. These films will be selected by the festival's programming committee and also should be directed by one or more women from any country and which have been produced in the last two years (2022 and 2023).
    2. The Official section. Spanish competition, will screen about 12 feature films selected by the festival's programming committee, directed by one or more Spanish women who have been produced in the last two years (2022 and 2023).

    All films must be directed by one or more women and will have a minimum length of:

    • FICTION FEATURE FILM (minimum 70’)
    • DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM (minimum 70’)
    • ANIMATED FEATURE FILM (minimum 70’)


    The person or company that has sent the screener will be notified and will be informed of the instructions for the copy (DCP, H264, HD Digital, computer file) transfer to Madrid.
    Prior to the exhibition of selected films it will be necessary to send by e-mail the following information:
    Stills, Poster of the film and director’s photo.
    In a single doc (Word): Logline (one line) + synopsis (one paragraph) + Biofilmography of the director (one paragraph) + technical and artistic sheet + history of Festivals and / or awards, specifying the type of premiere.
    International trailer and film clip.
    A dialogue list.


    During the festival celebration, the organization reserves the right to exhibit the selected films in as many public sessions as it considers appropriate, prior to an agreement with the rights-holders.
    The rights-holders authorize the free reproduction of images, trailers and excerpts (film clips) (max. 1 minute) of the selected films, in press, television and various publications for the promotion of the Festival.


    Participation implies acceptance of these terms and conditions.


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