Given the current situation in Portugal and worldwide, the Porto Femme team could not fail to do its part and act in accordance with the health recommendations that have been made. For this reason, we decided to cancel all of Porto Femme’s and XX Element Project’s public activities until further notice.

The Porto Femme team is in solidarity with the world and with those who had to cancel their festivals and cultural events due to the pandemic that is currently going on. We stand in solidarity with those who are providing daily access to health care and essential goods. We call on all our followers, partners and friends to follow the health measures recommended by the competent authorities and stay at home.

Take advantage of this quarantine time to discover or rediscover some of our team’s favorite female directors and their films: Alice Guy-Blaché, Lois Weber, Germaine Dulac, Maya Deren, Chantal Akerman, Naomi Kawase, Ruth Beckermann, Ava DuVernay, Jodie Mack, Margarida Leitão, Claire Denis, Fernanda Pessoa, Jennie Livingston, Maria Augusta Ramos, Petra Costa, Agnès Varda, Trinh T. Minh-ha, Deborah Stratman, Lucrecia Martel, Mariana Gaivão…

In the meantime, we will continue to work on our projects and our upcoming festival so that, when we return, we can be together and celebrate a more humane, just, supportive world that fights for equality.

Stay strong!

The team at Porto Femme