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Directed by Women

The “Directed by Women Festival” in Turkey wants to strengthen gender equality in the short film sector, and during festival in 2021 in Istanbul, we participated once again. This time we facilitated five screenings by female directors from Denmark. Common to all the films was that they focused on the social and cultural dilemmas that characterise the Danish society, including integration, intercultural dialogue, women’s rights, gender equality and psychological challenges. In addition, we led two workshops with screenwriter and director Tanne Sommer on the theme “How to Pitch” during the festival. The two workshops were created to support and teach female filmmakers at the beginning of their careers how to pitch their film ideas to gain support.