About Cinefemfest


The objective of this festival is to research and celebrate African cinema from a feminist angle. The 2023 edition celebrates the work of two pioneering Senegalese filmmakers: Safi Faye and Khady Sylla. This feminist cinema festival-symposium, the first of its kind in Senegal, will be held from June 16 to 18 in Gorée Island, Senegal. It will be organized over three days in the form of a retreat with a carefully selected small group. The symposium-festival will combine film screenings with academic-style presentations and debates to use action-research and participatory pedagogies to contribute to popular feminist education by promoting the work of these two female filmmakers and writers.