The Olhares do Mediterrâneo – Women Film Festival had its 1st Edition in 2014 and it is the first International Film Festival in Portugal dedicated to give visibility to the presence of women in the international cinematographic arena. Aiming to show the work of female filmmakers from Mediterranean countries we built on a partnership with Films Femmes Mediterranée, (Marseille, France) and CRIA-Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia (National Research Center in Anthopology).
After 5 editions of the Festival at Cinema São Jorge (a main venue that hosts most of the major film festivals in Lisbon), and several “in-between editions” activities (5 Spanish movie cycles, 4 extensions of the Festival all around Portugal, several presences at Shortcutz Lisboa and Shortcutz Guimarães) and countless public presentations of our films, Olhares do Mediterrâneo – Women Film Festival is a consolidated event in the Portuguese cultural space.
Parallel to the films exhibitions we organize activities that mirror and promote the enormous diversity of cultures in the Mediterranean basin in their artistic and cultural expression (objective and conceptual), and welcome people and organizations that identify with the project. More projects and more Olhares (visions/perspectives) will rise from this sharing.
The Festival Olhares do Mediterrâneo – Women Film Festival is a project of the Group Olhares do Mediterrâneo and Centre for Research in Anthropology (CRIA), in a partnership with Films Femmes Mediterranée (FFM), the City Hall (CML), EGEAC, the National Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality (CIG), the High Commission for Migration (ACM) and INATEL Foundation.