Kerry International Film Festival honors legendary producer Kathleen Kennedy with the prestigious Maureen O’Hara Award

American veteran film producer and current president of Lucasfilm Kathleen Kennedy is the recipient of this year’s Maureen O’Hara Award. The prestigious accolade, designed by the Kerry International Film Festival (14-17 October 2021) to celebrate women succeeding in the film industry, honored Kennedy’s legendary work […]

Danish director Pernille Rose Grønkjær’s film proposes “Solutions” to solve the world’s major issues

We had a pleasant virtual chat with Danish filmmaker Pernille Rose Grønkjær, who spoke about her latest thought-provoking documentary, entitled “Solutions.” The film world-premiered at this year’s CPH:DOX (April 21-May 12 2021), one of Europe’s largest gatherings celebrating documentary cinema, where it won the Nordic:Dox […]

Spanish filmmaker Ainhoa Rodríguez talks about magical realism, directing non-professional actors in her debut feature “Mighty Flash”

Cinema Femme caught the opportunity to meet – virtually, for obvious reasons – with Ainhoa Rodríguez, director of “Mighty Flash”, one of the most suggestive titles presented in the main competitive strand of this year’s International Film Festival Rotterdam, and now playing at Chile’s FICUNAM […]

Iryna Tsilyk talks about the making of her doc “The Earth is Blue as an Orange”, an ode to the healing power of cinema set in Ukraine’s turbulent “red zone”

We had the opportunity to chat with Ukrainian filmmaker Iryna Tsilyk, director of the successful documentary “The Earth is Blue as an Orange”. The movie follows the lives of single mother Anna, her two daughters, her old mother and two sons in the “red zone” […]

Susan Liddy talks through her book “Women in the International Film Industry: Policy, Practice and Power” and the state of gender equality in the audiovisual sector

We had the chance to interview Dr. Susan Liddy after the launch of her new book, entitled Women in the International Film Industry: Policy, Practice and Power and published by Palgrave Macmillan. The scholar edited it and coordinated a group of researchers to document the […]

Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival director Grainne Humphreys shares her view of European women in film

Grainne Humphreys has been the director of the Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival (VMDIFF) since 2007. Under her direction, the prestigious Irish film event has significantly expanded its scope. We had the chance to interview Grainne and talk though the programme of this year’s […]