FINCAR – International Women Filmmakers Festival

begins preparations for its second edition, which takes place this year. Crew (almost) formed, fruitful debates, shares, and a whole path ahead of us that begins to be taken for more debates and actions. Since 2016, several questions remain and others arise in us, provoking us. Among so many, why continue to make a festival of women filmmakers? What may at first appear to be a doubt, more profoundly reveals a need for constant reflection in connection with the present and its social and political reality.

In a biennial festival like ours, time, which could form a vacuum, ends up acting in our favor, bringing and taking questions. It brought us experiences like #OcupeCineOlinda, an occupation of a historical cinema in the city of Olinda, closed 51 years ago and for 32 years in reforms by the public sector. The social movement momentarily activated one among so many of our state-neglected cultural facilities. At Cine Olinda with open doors, we lived a public and popular cinema project that we believe. And we continue to ask ourselves: whose cinema? For whom? With whom? From this experience, we realize that FINCAR, in this second edition, must continue to deepen its guideline to find other ways to relate to the city. If in the first edition we occupied São Luis Cinema and invested in the FINCAR-FEPEC Film Clubs Circuit for a decentralisation of the exhibitions, this year we want  to take another step in this direction by also building partnerships with other public cinemas in the Metropolitan Region of Recife.

At that same time, the coup against the first woman president of the Brazil occurred. Many white men around a table taking possession of something that does not fit them. Coup. Coups. Let us be aware to the many coups (historical and current) that form the oppressive structure of this country. Raging conservatism has always been present (perhaps only for some of us), but now it shows us its teeth with pride again. And what do we build then? What do we share among ourselves, understanding the power of our differences? These questions resonate within the festival crew this year and reverberate in our proposals and actions that will be announced further on.

And what else could FINCAR be if not a space of sharing and formation (including for your crew)? Every space that one wishes to be a political intervention must be a place of formation. And it is in this place that we want to build our aesthetic-political debate, to dispute narratives, to strengthen us. And none of this is different from saying that we make a film festival. It only makes explicit our position towards cinema, towards the image, towards the people who perform cinema and the public.

We remain a space in construction. And we always want to be in construction. Always moving, always permeable, in transformation. The doors are open for anyone who wants to take part in this construction! The visual identity of this edition, made by the artist Bia Rodrigues (@BIARRITZZZ), brings us the strength to fix our feet on the ground and at the same time levitate. There is plenty of ground to run and lots of thoughts to share!



Artistic director
Maria Cardozo

Orquestra Cinema Estúdios
Vilarejo Filmes

Executive producer
Lívia de Melo

Production of mobilization
Anna Andrade

Production assistance
Jéssica Otaviano
Thayná Almeida

Luíza Tenório
Vitor Cunha

Ana Carvalho
Aurora Jamelo
Cíntia Lima
Elaine Gomes
Íris Regina Gomes
Janaína Oliveira
Maria Cardozo
Mariana Porto
Sabrina Luna

Curatorial assistance
Erlania Nascimento
Julia Karam
Karla Fagundes
Mariana Souza
Rayanne Layssa

Bia Rodrigues

Lady Laay

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