Patronage of the FrauenFilmTage 2017
What would March be without International Women’s Day and without the FrauenFilmTage in Vienna? To a certain extent, there would definitely be something missing because, ever since 2004, not only have we been watching wonderful films by women that aren’t offered in mainstream cinema, but also we’ve been able to enjoy a vast array of supporting events, meet cineastes and, unfortunately, discuss yet again the extreme underrepresentation of female filmmakers and the need for a 50:50 quota for film funding so that, once and for all, quality may be put before gender.
With that in mind, for the FrauenFilmTage, I wish the very best films, lots of eager attendees, fierce debaters, certainly more funding and, as always, a successful projection.
Eva Blimlinger, Rector at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna