Porto Femme launches the open-call for its third edition in 2020!
Based in Porto, Portugal, this international film festival is dedicated to the promotion of female filmmakers, and aims therefore to be a space for sharing different stories and perspectives, supporting the presence of women in the film industry.
For its second edition, the festival received 444 films from 62 different countries. Selected were 116
films from 32 countries, with 10 international and 62 national premieres. The festival consists of 4
competitions: the International, National, XX Element and Student competition, where feature and
short films, documentaries, animations and experimental films are awarded. There is also a prize
intituled Women’s Fights and Rights, which awards a film tackling specific issues related to
The festival has already featured films by Regina Pessoa, Catarina Mourão, Luisa Sequeira, Inês Oliveira, Leonor Noivo and Salomé Lamas. With workshops, exhibitions and debates, the festival also intends to honor women filmmakers who marked, and continue to mark, Portuguese cinema, having for its last edition paid tribute to Monique Rutler.