Describe the main features of the measure/initiative:
Made by Women is the first festival the purpose of which is to contribute to the reduction of gender gaps in Peruvian cinema, through the exhibition of feature films and short films made by young filmmakers, educational meetings and the debate on the current situation of the audiovisual and cultural sector with a feminist approach and a decentralist vision. This is a response to a situation of inequality that the sector is experiencing, where, annually, the feature films directed by women/diversities represent between 5% and 8% of the new national releases and where, many times, the youngest female filmmakers do not find a space to show their works and talk about their position in the industry. Our first two editions were held in 2018 and 2019, reaching 10 regions and more than 35 venues nationwide, with the participation of over four thousand people in all the activities, which so far have included, in addition to the screenings in cultural venues and spaces, outdoor screenings, empowerment workshops addressed to girls and boys, interdisciplinary workshops, decentralized meetings of artists and filmmakers, round tables, short film presentations, tributes to Peruvian female filmmakers with great careers, and musical performances. Our strategy focuses on: 1. Exhibition of short films and feature films: -We seek to honor female filmmakers with great careers, who have been made invisible in the history of Peruvian cinema. -Through the official competitions, we seek to recognize the effort of female filmmakers, most of whom have had to develop their projects in hostile environments and without financing. -We make the work of young female filmmakers and their debut films visible. -We create spaces where students from different film or audiovisual communication schools can present their projects. -We make short films and feature films presentations where filmmakers can discuss their creative processes. -We invite festivals and projects from different Latin American countries with the aim of promoting the exchange of knowledge that allows us to know the views of the region. 2. Round tables, tributes and meetings: -Tributes to filmmakers with great careers by professionals in the sector where the contribution to the inclusion of the view of women/diversities in Peruvian cinema is made visible. -Decentralized meetings in different regions of the country that allow for the development of networks between film students and young filmmakers with the aim of promoting joint initiatives. -Round tables where the role of women/diversities in the sector and the role of cultural projects led by women/diversities, and with a gender perspective, in closing these gaps, are discussed. 3. Educational meetings: • First focal point: Community. Addressed to the general public, with special emphasis on girls, boys and adolescents. It focuses on the development of activities that, from the artistic-audiovisual perspective, provide critical, reflective, creative and empowering spaces for their needs. For example: activism workshops, audiovisual workshops addressed to girls and adolescents, and outdoor screenings. • Second focal point: Interdisciplinarity. Addressed to adults from different disciplines with an interest in artistic and audiovisual language. This point seeks to become a meeting space for people coming from different creative experiences in which, through the provision of artistic-audiovisual tools and information, collaborative learning and proposals are generated from collective support. For example: interdisciplinary video workshops. • Third focal point: Professional development. Addressed to a specialized young audience. We seek to provide tools of interest and that are useful for young women who are developing a professional career in the world of cinema and audiovisual arts. For example: creative laboratories and specialized workshops. This measure/initiative responds to objective 4 of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, which seeks to respect human rights and fundamental freedoms of expression, information and communication as prerequisites for the creation and distribution of diverse cultural expressions. The Festival Made by Women is mainly a measure/initiative that promotes gender equality in the culture and communication sectors. Besides, it has an impact on the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals: a) Goal 5, which seeks to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls as creators and producers of diverse expressions; and b) Goal 8, which seeks to promote a sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, and full, productive and decent jobs for all
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What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the measure/initiative?:
Some of the main results are: Media exposure to the gender gap issue in the audiovisual sector, and the impact on the public agenda. Exhibition of more than 150 Peruvian productions, between short films and feature films, directed by women. Generation of networks with different collectives and organizations nationwide. Decentralization of the project: more than 40 venues in 10 regions of the country. Two decentralized meetings of artists and filmmakers: Trujillo and Ayacucho. Ten round tables held in Lima, Huancayo, Ayacucho and Arequipa, with the attendance of more than 300 people. Eleven workshops held in Lima, Cusco, Arequipa and Ayacucho, with the participation of 150 people. Screenings and a workshop held in collaboration with INPE, addressed to female inmates of the Santa Mónica prison. Recognition through economic incentives provided by the Directorate of Audiovisual Art, Phonography and New Media in 2018 and 2019.