The Network will strive to amplify the visibility of women filmmakers, more prominently showcase their work across the globe, and demonstrate that audiences attend films about women and girls.
In recent years as distribution methods are changing, the film festival circuit has become even more crucial to the success of a film. By working in collaboration, the Network will expand and enhance the importance of women’s film festivals and will encourage filmmakers and distributors to premiere and screen their films at these festivals.
The Network will create a database of women’s film festivals and will serve as a forum for members to exchange knowledge and expertise.
Membership in the Network is open to any independent film festival that has staged at least one festival within the last three years and whose programs are dedicated to screening films by or about women and girls.
The Network was conceived at the Dortmund | Cologne International Women’s Film Festival in 2012 and is housed at the Athena Film Festival.