Debate: Do women make different films than men? The situation of women in the industry and on the screen

Sunday 12th May | 3:00 p.m. | Kinoteka 1
Debate: Do women make different films than men? The situation of women in the industry and on the screen after the screening of "This Changes Everything” by Tom Donahue
In Polish and English
Partner: Kobiety filmu (Women in Cinema)

During this discussion with female filmmakers and researchers we’ll try to determine the situation of women in the film industry – both those in front of the camera and those behind. How are they shown on the screen and what behaviors does it model? Are female-authored movies different from those made by men? Do female filmmakers depict women differently than male ones? If the film industry is yet another field where women aren’t treated as equal to men, are there any potential solutions to this problem?

Izabela Kiszka-Hoflik – former director of the Polish Film Institute, member of Kobiety filmu (Women in Cinema).

Jennifer Baichwal – Canadian director, co-founder of the Mercury Films production company, recipient of numerous accolades including the Emmy, Gemini, and Hot Docs festival awards. Baichwal sits on the board of Swim Drink Fish Canada and chairs the board of the Toronto International Film Festival. She is an ambassador of the Share Her Journey campaign aimed at creating new opportunities for women in film production. Co-director of Anthropocene: The Human Epoch.

Monika Talarczyk-Gubała, PhD – cinema historian and movie critic, she studies women’s cinema in Poland and East-Central Europe. Talarczyk-Gubała works at the Institute of Polish Philology and Culturology of the University of Szczecin. Author of numerous books, member of the Polish Female Filmmakers Association, contributor of the Krytyka Polityczna magazine.

Anna Zamecka – director, graduate of the DOK PRO program an the Wajda School. Her feature-length debut, Communion, won numerous prizes, including the European Film Award for Best European Documentary.