The Flying Broom Foundation introduced that the 23rd Flying Broom International Women’s Film Festival in Istanbul will be held online due to the Corona Virus pandemic. A written assertion from the muse mentioned the movies will be screened online due to restrictions on giant gatherings meant to forestall the unfold of the virus The competition is scheduled to place from May 7 to 14.
According to the assertion, the competition will be chaired by Türkan Şoray this yr, and the movies have been chosen by an advisory board of 35 folks. The competition will characteristic movies shot by ladies administrators within the final yr.
The assertion additionally famous that the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) will act as an online jury for the primary time on the competition, which is geared toward reaching out to ladies from 101 international locations. The competition’s movies can be accessed via the Flying Broom Foundation’s web site and social media accounts.
The competition group mentioned that the competition is of nice worth by way of solidarity on this interval, including: “We deliberate the theme of the competition to be ‘nature’ this yr, however we modified it due to the situations created by the pandemic and mentioned ‘We Have Stayed at Home.’ The quarantine situations created by the COVID-19 outbreak have put every of us on accountability for stopping the outbreak from rising and defending public well being together with ourselves.”
“When we are saying ‘We Stayed at Home,’ we underline that the situations of paid go away ought to be supplied for all of the individuals who can not keep at residence as a result of they’ve to go to work. At the identical time, we see that staying at residence has resulted in elevated tasks in home work sharing, inequality and violence for ladies. We are at a time after we are experiencing all of the challenges of staying at residence. Such intervals are the intervals when solidarity should be raised. We have to present solidarity to say ‘We are at residence however we’re not alone.’ This is why, because the competition group, we are saying, ‘If you can’t go to the competition, the competition comes to you.’”