Film Festival Women's Worlds
Human rights of women in the focus of film
Since 2001 TERRE DES FEMMES has been organizing the annual film festival Women’s Worlds, which focuses on the human rights situation of women worldwide.
From 2020 the festival, originally founded in Tübingen, takes place in Berlin, where the national office of TERRE DES FEMMES is located.
Every year, more than 30 current shorts, feature and documentary films from more than 20 countries focus on women’s rights in different cultures and open up new perspectives on the related topics to the approximately 4,000 spectators. Numerous filmmakers, human rights activists and TERRE DES FEMMES experts are invited to take part in audience and panel discussions after the screenings. In this way, the topic of “women’s human rights” is further anchored in international filmmaking.
In contrast to other women’s film festivals that exclusively show films by female filmmakers, Women’s World, as a thematic festival on human rights for women, offers a screen for films by women and men. The festival is accompanied by special activities like discussion rounds, exhibitions and workshops. Every year, renowned filmmakers and people working in the field of human rights and women’s rights are invited as guests, such as Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee from Liberia, the Nobel Prize nominated lawyer and president of the Supreme Court of Ethiopia Meaza Ashenafi, Iranian director Samira Makhmalbaf, Mohsen Makhmalbaf and actress Nina Hoss.