DONA I CINEMA is an association that was born thanks to the efforts of professional women in the audiovisual sector in the city of Valencia to make visible the work of women filmmakers and in general throughout the audiovisual industry.
The Dona i Cinema – Mujer y Cine – Woman & Film International Festival was born in 2011 from the need to give more space to the audiovisual field within the framework of the October Dones Festival, organized until 2017 by DONESenART. This contest seeks to give visibility to artistic productions by women, given their absence in all areas of the film industry, from artistic creation to distribution.
After the recent dissolution of DONESenART, it has been decided to continue the project, so the Dona i Cinema – Mujer y Cine – Woman & Film International Festival will celebrate its next edition in 2019, during a week dedicated to cinema made by women, maintaining its competitive format , with an official section accompanied by a series of parallel activities of education, reflection and debate on the role of women in the film industry.
The new association will follow the same objectives of DONESenART, working to articulate a communication and exchange network that facilitates knowledge and understanding of diverse scenic forms generated by women creators of different ideological and social realities, thus promoting interculturality and interaction between the creators. and society.