Nayla Al Khaja’s Animal nominated for the Filmmor Women’s Film Festival in Istanbul, Turkey (March 2018)

Since inception, 15 years ago, the Filmmor Women’s Film Festival has screened over 500 films for women filmgoers in 25 different cities, and hosted over 100 women filmmakers from all over the world, with the slogan Women Make Movies.

The Festival is organized by the Filmmor Women’s Cooperative, “open only to women to do cinema, contest, produce, dream and act for women, with women”, and aims to increase the involvement of women in cinema and media in general, to empower them, while providing them with greater opportunities in the film industry.

The 16th International Filmmor Women’s Film Festival will kick off on the second week of March 2018 and Nayla Al Khaja’s short film Animal is nominated. The festival will open its purple screen and bring women together through activities like the Purple Camera, while screening films celebrating “Women’s Cinema.”

As usual, the Festival will feature retrospectives, films pertaining to pertinent themes, discussions, forums, and workshops, in which women from all parts of the world will participate, with tens of thousands of women coming together, engaging in discussion and debate, having their own say in the effort to see women make their own art and produce a better future for themselves and all women.

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