The Dortmund | Cologne International Women's Filmfestival will not take place

Shortly before the start of the 37th edition of the  International Dortmund | Cologne Women's Film Festival on 24th March 2020 the unthinkable took place! The entire six-day event (99 films from 28 countries) has been cancelled in the light of the Corona pandemic.

Festival director Dr. Maxa Zoller: „Unfortunately, our wonderful festival is not going happen after all. We had hoped to be able to present to our audience a fantastic festival while adhering to the security measures issued by the government. But the recent developments have made this impossible, unfortunately. We would not want to put anyone at risk." 

We stay optimistic: when a festival is so completely turned upside down, suddenly a lot of  creative ideas spring up. New ideas about festival locations and networks are part of the positive output of this crisis. Every cloud has a silver lining.

In Dortmund and Cologne the think tanks are working at full speed; we will keep you informed about alternative solutions!


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