It’s proudly and enthusiastically that we announce that CINEFOOT WOMEN enters in the in football field in 2020, taking part in the diverse network of Brazilian audiovisual events.
Following the steps and being unique in the field of Brazilian football film festival, created in 2010 and pioneer in Latin America, CINEFFOT WOMEN arises as the first in sports circuit film festivals, reaffirming its special feature of vanguard and innovation.
As an inspiring initiative, CINEFOOT WOMEN kicks off releasing this edition: a memoir about the history of women’s football, giving full prominence to the presence of women in cultural, academic, sport and social fields.
With the purpose to show uncountable possibilities of women’s football, film festivals in Brazil associated with football.
This festival is released in a moment of great struggle and mobilization from athletes, coaches, administrators, institutions, professional from different areas, claiming for respect, valorization, visibility, democracy, representativeness, equity, investments and solid foundations to develop women’s football in Brazil in a sustainable way.
CINEFOOT WOMEN gives its contribution to reach these main objectives promoting the culture of women’s football in all its dimensions.
Cinefoot Women Honorees 2020
Lina Chamie is a graduate and master (Cum Laude) in music and philosophy from New York University, USA. Filmmaker who most directed feature films on football. It was the winner of Cinefoot, edition 2019.
Barbara Machado (Paçoca) former defender of Clube Atlético Mineiro. He started his career at Prointer and arrived at Galo at the beginning of 2019. He won the Copa BH for the alvinegro team. Activist, fighting for the valorization of women’s football.
Sisleide do Amor Lima (Sissi) legend of women’s football, she was part of the group of pioneers of the sport in the country. She played in the first Brazilian women’s football team. In 1988, he competed in the Worlds of the modality, taking third place. In 1995, he played for the FIFA World Cup, already for Brazil. In addition to the Olympic Games in Atlanta in 1996 and Sydney in 2000.