from left to right: Álfrún Örnólfsdóttir (Iceland), Anna Hints (Estonia), Marta Savina (Italy), Nafiss Nia (The Netherlands), Asimina Proedrou (Greece) with festival director Nashen Moodley. ©Tim Levy

European Film Promotion (EFP) and Sydney Film Festival (7 - 18 June 2023) are delighted to welcome the participants of EUROPE! VOICES OF WOMEN IN FILM. In its eighth year of frutiful cooperation, the programme highlights 10 selected films by outstanding European women filmmakers.

Five of the ten featured female directors have already presented their films in person to Sydney Film Festival audiences, met representatives of Australian film institutions, producers and distributors. Earlier on Saturday, in a public talk with Sandy George from Screen International, these cutting-edge female filmmakers discussed their different approaches to filmmaking and how questions of identity and feminism informa their work.

Those female directors not travelling to Sydney such as Milena Aboyan  (Elaha), Malene Choi (The Quiet Migration),  Claire Dix (Sunlight), Carmen Jaquier (Thunder) and Tia Kouvo (Family Time) have already introduced their films in short introductory clips before the respective screenings.

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EUROPE! VOICES OF WOMEN IN FILM, in collaboration with Sydney Film Festival, is made possible thanks to the support of Creative Europe – the MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Eurimages, and the participating national film promotion institutes (EFP’s member organisations): Cinecittà (Italy), Danish Film Institute, Estonian Film Institute, Finnish Film Foundation, German Films, Greek Film Centre, Icelandic Film Centre, SEE NL (The Netherlands), Screen Ireland / Fís Éireann, and SWISS FILMS. EUROPE! VOICES OF WOMEN IN FILM will continue its successful cooperation with the European Women's Audiovisual Network (EWA) and Festival Scope. The main media partner is Screen International, with Fade to Her and Fred Film Radio as additional media partners.

about sydney film festival

Sydney Film Festival will celebrate its 70th birthday from Wednesday 7 June to Sunday 18 June 2023, offering Sydneysiders another exciting season of cinema amidst a whirlwind of premieres, red-carpet openings, in-depth discussions, film guests and more. Sydney Film Festival is a major event on the New South Wales cultural calendar and is one of the world's longest-running film festivals. The 70th Sydney Film Festival is supported by the NSW Government through Screen NSW, the Federal Government through Screen Australia and the City of Sydney.

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