Cinema Femme is the voice of the female film experience, a platform for stories about womxn in film and their allies that aims to inspire change in the industry. We are vocal about the need for women, women of color and LGBT+ representation onscreen and behind the lens. We believe that together we can change the industry for the better.
Our Online Magazine
Since we began in 2018, we’ve interviewed over 100 womxn in film from all over the world, thanks to film festivals and international film media partnerships.
Some of our past interview subjects have included Lauren Greenfield, Hannah Beachler, Mary Harron, Anna Serner, Amy Hobby, Deborah Kampmeier, Megan Griffiths, Dawn Porter, Josephine Decker, Jennifer Reeder, and Penny Lane.
We also include personal essays by womxn cinephiles from all over the world.
Our Short Film Festival
Our annual short film festival showcases films by female identifying filmmakers from all over the world. Our festival is about elevating these filmmakers’ work and their voices.
Winners of the festival get paired with a seasoned female identifying filmmaker for our six month Womxn to Womxn in Film mentorship program.
Included with the festival are our panel discussions about important and relevant topics in the industry. Q&As and panels were led by Karyn Kusama, Chaz Ebert, Alice Waddington, Lara Gallagher
and Nora Poggi.
Our LIVE Q&A, Film Discussion, and Panels
Our International Media Partnerships
We are proud to be media partners with Cineuropa. We believe cinema can make our world feel more united, and as Cinema Femme is a platform for championing womxn in film, we also like to shine a light on the exciting work that is being done outside of the US. Through Cineuropa we are able to widen our network and showcase interviews with womxn in the European film industry.
More international media partnerships to be announced.
Cinema Femme began in 2018 as a community of female cinephiles who wrote love letters to cinema and the womxn a part of cinema, accompanied by illustration. In 2019 our essays and illustrations were inspired by “Black Panther,” “Strong Island,” “A League of Their Own,” “Clueless,” and other films.