Institute of Creative Arts for Progress in Africa (ICAPA) Trust’s, African Women Filmmaker’s Hub has partnered with Internationales Frauen Film Fest (IFFF), a German Women’s film festival, for the 19th edition of the International Images Film Festival for Women (IIFF).
The 2022 edition, which is billed for 23-26 November under the theme Women at Crossroads, “will exhibit films that examine the difficult decisions that women make in the modern world.”
Speaking on the development, ICAPA director, Tsitsi Dangaremmbga said the collaboration will assist a wider audience reach.
” IIFF is intentional about providing a platform for African women to tell their stories. This is crucial because they are faced with difficult choices and it’s important to talk about these issues and bring that into the public consciousness. That’s why we are excited to work with partners like IFFF who share this vision and will help us bring our message and our festival to audiences across Africa and the world.”
IFFF Dortmund and Cologne director Dr. Maxa Zoller added;
“Solidarity between women globally is more important than ever! I am thrilled to be collaborating with this wonderful festival, which – like ours – is especially concerned with providing role models for girls and women on and off the screen.”
Founded in 2002, IIFF is an annual festival held in Harare that exhibits films that portray a woman in at least one major role, thus providing the opportunity for African women to observe female characters being active, displaying agency, and impacting positively on their own lives and communities. The festival is hosted each year by the Institute of Creative Arts for Progress in Africa (ICAPA) Trust.
IFFF was founded in the 1980s and is one of the largest and most important women’s film festivals worldwide. It aims to showcase the work of women directors in their richness of narrative styles as well as aesthetic and political attitudes. Alternating annually between Cologne and Dortmund, it presents a program of 100 films from 30 countries, with an average of 65 events at up to seven venues.