Créteil International Women's Film Festival

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The Créteil International Women's Film Festival (in French Festival international de films de femmes de Créteil) is an annual event in Créteil, Paris, France founded by Jackie Buet in 1978 to showcase the directing talents of female filmmakers who, at the time, had difficulty getting their films adequately distributed. The first festival was held in 1979 in Sceaux.[1] It transferred to Créteil in 1985.[1]

Located southeast of the center of the city of Paris, today the festival is 10 non-stop days premiering 50 or more new films directed by one or more women. The festival also offers film classes, thematic forums and debates. The competition is open to women from around the world who have made a feature-length documentary, a short length fiction and a documentary film. Their work is judged by a jury of 6 cinema professionals.

The festival offers a number of prizes including several Audience awards and the "Grand Jury Prize." There is a festival archive containing more than 10,000 films by women.

In 2005, recent directors featured include works from Hong Kong, Butterfly by MAK Yan Yan, Ho Yuk by YAU Ching and Lim Poh Huat by Lee Wong from Singapore.

Winners of the Grand Prix[edit]

Year Title (English) Title (Original) Director(s) Country
1980 Germany Pale Mother Deutschland bleiche Mutter Helma Sanders-Brahms West Germany
1981 Sisters, or the Balance of Happiness Schwestern oder Die Balance des Glücks Margarethe von Trotta West Germany
1982 A Question of Silence De stilte rond Christine M. Marleen Gorris Netherlands
1983 Born in Flames Lizzie Borden United States
1984 With a Fixed View of Money Mit starrem Blick aufs Geld Helga Reidemeister West Germany
1985 Kasik Düsmani La Chambre de mariage Bilge Olgaç Turkey
1986 By Touch Przez dotyk Magdalena Lazarkiewicz Poland
1987 Loyalties Anne Wheeler Canada / United Kingdom
1988 Business as Usual Lezli-An Barrett United Kingdom / United States
1989 Celia Ann Turner Australia
1990 Memories of a River Tutajosok Judit Elek Hungary
1991 Vigour Kracht Frouke Fokkema Netherlands
1992 Freud's Leaving Home Freud flyttar hemifrån. Susanne Bier Sweden / Denmark
1993 Speak Up! It's So Dark Tala! Det är så mörkt Suzanne Osten Sweden
1994 The Sex of the Stars Le Sexe des étoiles Paule Baillargeon Canada
1995 Eden Valley Amber Production Team United Kingdom
1996 Summer Snow Nu ren si shi Ann Hui Hong Kong
1997 Floating Life Clara Law Australia
1998 In That Land... V toy strane... Lidiya Bobrova Russia
1999 Happy Birthday S dnyom rozhdeniya! Larisa Sadilova Russia
2000 Seven Songs from the Tundra Seitsemän laulua tundralta Anastasia Lapsui, Markku Lehmuskallio Finland
2001 The Days Between In den Tag hinein Maria Speth Germany
2002 Mostly Martha Bella Martha Sandra Nettelbeck Germany
2003 The Best Day of My Life Il Più bel giorno della mia vita Cristina Comencini Italy
2004 Take My Eyes Te doy mis ojos Icíar Bollaín Spain
2005 Chinese Eye Sepet Yasmin Ahmad Malaysia
2006 Sévigné Marta Balletbò-Coll Spain
2007 How Is Your Fish Today? Jin tian de yu zen me yang? Xiaolu Guo China
2008 Mainline Khoon bazi Mohsen Abdolvahab, Rakhshan Banietemad Iran
2009 Knitting Niu lang zhi nu Yin Lichuan China
2010 Pudana: Last of the Line Sukunsa viimeinen Anastasia Lapsui, Markku Lehmuskallio Finland / Russia
2011 Missing Man Propavshiy bez vesti Anna Fenchenko Russia
2012 Invisible Lo Roim Alaich Michal Aviad Israel
2013 Hemel Sacha Polak Netherlands / Spain
2014 Broken Hill Blues Ömheten Sofia Norlin Sweden
2015 Objects in Mirror Ashya dar ayeneh Narges Abyar, Mohammad Hossein Ghasemi Iran
2016 Dora or The Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents Dora oder Die sexuellen Neurosen unserer Eltern Stina Werenfels Switzerland
2017 Lipstick Under my Burkha Lipstick Waale Sapne Alankrita Shrivastava India

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kuhn, Annette; Susannah Radstone (1994). The Women's Companion to International Film. University of California Press. p. 101. ISBN 978-0-520-08879-5.

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