Dortmund | Cologne International Women's Film Festival


Years running: 19 (since 2006)

Dortmund | Cologne International Women's Film Festival

The International Women’s Film Festival in Dortmund/Cologne.


The Women's Film Festival Dortmund | Cologne was founded in 2006 as merger of the biennial festivals Feminale Cologne (founded in 1984), and Femme Totale Dortmund (founded in 1987). Since then, the festival has been alternating between the two cities. After Créteil, the festival is one of the most prestigious events dedicated to women's films. It has an excellent reputation outside of Germany, reflected again and again by visits from prominent guests and a strong program of films. The clear thematic limitation results in a highly-concentrated target group audience and corresponding industry representatives from film, television and the press, and cultural associations involved in this field.


International Debut Feature Film Competition. Prize money of € 10,000 .

The Audience Prize.


It must be a film produced for the film market – i.e. not a college film or graduation piece, no debuts – and it must be at least 65 minutes in length.

Production of the film must have been completed within the 24 months prior to the date of festival.

The film may not have taken part at any competition or festival in Germany. Exceptions may be made with participation at an A-festival.

The film may not have yet opened on the cinema circuit in Germany or shown on German television.

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Fill in the online-entry form of the section you would like to submit for and either send your preview DVD to our Dortmund office or include a link to an online screener in the online entry form.

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: German or English

Premiere Requirements

National premiere required.

Jury and Organizers

Managing Director
Christina Essenberger

Artistic Director
Silke J. Raebiger



Dortmund, Köln

Official Website



IFFF Dortmund | Koeln
c/o Kulturbuero Stadt Dortmund
Kuepferstr. 3
44122 Dortmund

Phone: +49 231 5025 162
Fax: +49 231 5025 734


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  • International Fiction Feature Film Competition
    December 04, 2023
  • Event Dates
    16 — 21 April 2024
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  • International Fiction Feature Film Competition — free
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