Gender Equality events during Berlinale 2020

Women-centered events in the 70th Berlinale

Wednesday 19, February 19, 7.00 pm

Exhibition: Letter From a Guaraní Woman in Search of the Land Without Evil by Patricia Ferreira Pará Xyapy
New works and the video archive of Brazilian Indigenous filmmaker Patricia Ferreira Pará Yxapy reveal intimate, delicate and painful thoughts on the feminine, on spirituality, colonization, and the relationship to land.
Venue: SAVVY Contemporary
Plantagenstraße 31, 13347 Berlin
Admission free

Friday 21, February 21, 4.00–6.00 pm (Admission: 3.00 pm)

Pro Quote Film

2nd International Round Table of Women’s Organisations in Film and Media at Berlinale 2020 at the French Embassy

Venue: French Embassy, Wilhelmstraße 69, 10117 Berlin

Supported by: Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, Federal Foreign Office, French Embassy, Berlinale and Women and Hollywood

Admission: Free for Berlinale and EFM attendees. Please rsvp to by February 18.

February 21 - 24 "DocSalon Toolbox Programme"

With the “DocSalon Toolbox Programme”, “DocSalon” and the “EFM Diversity & Inclusion Initiative” are presenting a jointly developed pilot project that is specifically intended for international delegations of documentary creatives from underrepresented groups. Based on existing “DocSalon” formats, tailor-made workshops and one-on-one meetings, the programme aims to provide a tool kit of relevant industry and business know-how under the guidance of consultants and coordinators, while also providing numerous opportunities for exchange and targeted networking.

By invitation only.

Saturday, February 22, 10.00 am–2.00 pm

Women in Film and Television (WIFT)

How much Feminine Intelligence is in AI? - Opportunities and risks of new technologies for development, production and distribution of film, TV and streaming content

Venue: Meistersaal, Köthener Str 38, 10963 Berlin

Sign up here.


Admission free for members, for non-members: € 15.00


Saturday, February 22, Panel: 4.30–6.00 pm

Norwegian Film Institute

The Challenges of Diversity and Inclusion strategies for European institutions

In partnership with EFM, Norwegian Film Institute hosts a panel on the challenges the European film institutions face when implementing Diversity and Inclusion initiatives.

In an ever-changing film industry landscape, how do we implement actionable, pragmatic and applicable tools that contribute to a transformative change?

Venue: Gropius Mirror Tent

Moderation: Miriam Agritelli (Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe)

Sunday, February 23, 2.15–3.30 pm

5050 - A Roadmap for the Future

Co-hosted by the Swedish Film Institute and featuring a keynote from its CEO, Anna Serner, the event will explore the road ahead for the 5050 (x2020) movement as well as highlight inclusion strategies for lasting change by a panel of key game-changers.

Keynote: Anna Serner (CEO, Swedish Film Institute)

Moderator: Wendy Mitchell

Venue: EFM Horizon, Berliner Freiheit

Monday, February 24, 11.30 am–2 pm (Admission: 11 am)

#ShareYourPower – an intersectional approach on gender equality and diversity in the film industry

Venue: Akademie der Künste, Pariser Platz 4, 10117 Berlin

Supported by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth

Admission: Free for Berlinale and EFM attendees. Please rsvp to by February 18.

Monday, February 24, 2.30–8.00 pm

European Women’s Audiovisual Network

EWA Network Annual Meeting for Members

A fresh perspective on our initiatives and international networking opportunities for women

Venue: Collegium Hungaricum Berlin, Dorotheestraße 12

By invitation only

Tuesday, February 25, 11.00 am

Dortmund|Cologne International Women's Film Festival

8th discussion organised by the Dortmund | Cologne IWFF on the status of women* in the film business and gender

The Other Story: Feminist Scripts in Cinema Now

Venue: Österreichisches Kulturforum Berlin, Stauffenbergstraße 1, 10785 Berlin

With Kathrin Resetarits, Marnie Blok, Wilbirg Brainin-Donnenberg, Elma Tataragić, Tatjana Turanskyi

With support from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW und Österreichisches Kulturforum Berlin

Registration until February 14 here.

Valid photo ID necessary

Thursday, February 27, 10.00 am–9.00 pm

Panel Day

Various lectures and panels with numerous participants on the topic of feminist image in politics, strategies of decolonisation and festivals as instances of critique.

Venue: silent green Kulturquartier, Gerichtstr. 35, 13347 Berlin

Free admission