The feminist Festival Vierte Welle, aims to provide visibility to women artists and help to raise awareness of gender inequality, citizen participation, work to prevent prejudice, fight against discrimination through audiovisuals, MADE BY WOMEN, of the so-called Fourth-wave feminism.

The Fourth-wave feminism is articulated through the creation of audiovisual and written contents of philosophical, political, economic, social, ecological and cultural character; academic or not, and the dissemination of them through social networks and traditional media.

The first edition of the festival was in 2019, where we presented more than 40 short films made by women, from 20 different countries. In the 2020 edition, we will work with the concept of “We are feminism without a wave”, focusing on aboriginal female filmmakers or native peoples.

The festival is organized by Karne Kunst and Xochicuicatl e.V

There will be no awards for considering that it is not a competition, but collaborative participation where all those involved add to the discussion and visualization of the issues established in point 3.
The audience will choose their favorite film in each function

Festival Terms and Conditions
The feminist festival Vierte Welle, aims to provide visibility to women artists and help to raise awareness of gender inequality, citizen participation, work to prevent prejudice, fight against discrimination through audiovisuals, made by women, of the so-called Fourth-wave feminism.
The Fourth-wave feminism is articulated through the creation of audiovisual and written contents of philosophical, political, economic, social, ecological and cultural character; academic or not, and the dissemination of them through social networks and traditional media.
The festival is organized by Karne Kunst and Xochicuicatl e.V

Terms and Conditions
1 - DATES
The Vierte Welle Festival will take place in the City of Berlin, Germany in November / December 2020 (date to be confirmed). Films covering gender issues, made from January 1, 2014, may participate in the competition. The final registration date for the festival is September 15, 2019. The feminist Festival Vierte Welle, aims to provide visibility to women artists and help to raise awareness of gender inequality, citizen participation, work to prevent prejudice, fight against discrimination through audiovisuals, made by women, of the so-called Fourth-wave feminism.

2 - FESTIVAL GOALS
The goal of the Vierte Welle Festival is to present audiovisuals that cover the social issues related to feminism from multiple and original points of view, under the three categories described in point 3, thus promoting a critical cinema that contributes to social transformation and equal rights.

3- SUBMISSION CATEGORIES
The main themes are as follows (used as Hashtag, with current social media broadcasts fourth wave):
1- #metoo
Other possible hashtags:
#equality #equalrights #girlgang #misogyny #misogynykills #bastadefemicidios #survivorstories #believesurvivors #youarenotalone #endmisogyny #sexualharassment #coercion #notyourbaby #streetharassment.
2- #bodypositivity
Other possible hashtags:
#freethenipple #selflove #selfcare #selfworth #empowergirls #selflove #blackisbeautiful #goddess #myblackisbeautiful #fatpride #endthestigma #allbodies
3- #intersectionality
Other possible hashtags:
#niunamenos #intersectionalfeminism #african #blackunity #blackqueen #blackfeminist #muslimfeminists #muslimskfeminist #muslimfeminist #feminismdoesntmeanmisandry #equalnotbetter #hijabeeart
4- #aboriginalfilms focusing on aboriginal female filmmakers or native peoples.

4 - PARTICIPATION AND SUBMISSION
Short films (minimum 5 minutes, maximum 30 minutes), documentary or fiction, experimental, animation, video clips, transmedia, etc., made by women artist, referring to the themes established in point 3 of this document, which promotes in an original way the ideals of the feminism of the Fourth-wave. Films or videos sponsored by commercial companies that are, due to their content, advertising may not participate.
Through this registration, the organizers are automatically granted to the right of the free non-profit use of fragments extracted from the film for a maximum duration of 3 minutes for the promotional dissemination of the Festival by TV, social media or other communication media, both during the Festival as on the occasion of shows or subsequent events. The copyright always belongs to the authors / directors and / or producers of the film.

5 - REQUESTED MATERIAL
The submission form, completed in all its parts by the owner of the rights of the film. A digital copy of the application will be automatically sent to the Festival team.
The Festival only accepts in the pre-selection stage the reception of films in digital format through a link for online viewing with the corresponding password (Vimeo, Youtube, ...). The link will only be used by the programming team for the selection process. It will not be distributed or disclosed.
Once the film has been selected for the festival, the organizers will request the copy in the necessary format from the filmmakers.

6 - SELECTION
The organizers reserve the right to select the films to be scheduled at the Festival, to place them in the sections, competitive or not, and to schedule them as many times as they deem appropriate. The authors of the selected works will be notified with sufficient time to send a projection copy in the format and quality of the exhibition, in order to improve the quality of it. The authors of the selected films may request to the Festival, letters of invitation to process scholarships, grants or help from institutions that sponsor mobility for this kind of event. Once selected, no movie can be removed from the program.

7 - SUBTITLES
All films will be screened with English subtitles provided by the filmmakers.

8 - AWARDS
There will be no awards for considering that it is not a competition, but collaborative participation where all those involved add to the discussion and visualization of the issues established in point 3.

9 - FEES, SHIPPING AND RETURNS
The submission for the Festival has a fee, however, you can apply for free using the code: VIERTEWELLE2020.
The costs of sending copies for screening and other required materials are borne by the participants. The Festival will not accept shipments that incur fees, taxes or other charges. Screening copies will be returned only upon express written request, specifying the destination and the return date (distributors, producers, other festivals, etc.). The costs of returning them are borne by the participant. The Festival will not cover any cost for damages for use of the copies. The registration for this Festival and tickets will be mostly free or very accessible, THE FESTIVAL DOES NOT MAKE ANY FEE PAYMENT FOR SCREENING OR COPYRIGHT.

10 - PRESS AND PROMOTION
The owners of the selected films are undertaken to include in their press and publicity material the phrase "Official Selection of the Vierte Welle Festival Berlin" and the Festival logo. The films can be used in future Vierte Welle Festival events, in order to promote the festival.

11- SCREENING FEES. THE FESTIVAL DOES NOT MAKE ANY FEE PAYMENT FOR SCREENING OR COPYRIGHT.

12 - ACCEPTANCE
THE PARTICIPATION IN THE “ VIERTE WELLE FESTIVAL”, IMPLIES THE KNOWLEDGE AND TOTAL ACCEPTANCE OF THE PRESENT BASES AND CONDITIONS. ANY EXCEPTION, DOUBT OR CONFLICT, WILL BE EVALUATED AND RESOLVED BY THE ORGANIZING COMMISSION OF THE FESTIVAL.

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  • Maria Korporal

    Really a great festival, curated very well by a highly dedicated team of women. Nice cinema in the centre of Berlin, full of interested public. I was happy to participate!

    December 2019
  • Anne Jammet

    Beautiful festival with good communication. Our team for the film "Sadaf" was honored to be part of their event. thanks to all!

    December 2019
  • Sadly couldn’t attend, but great communication and proud to be a part of this festival.

    November 2019