top of page
logo congreso_web-02.png

International Conference of
Hispanic Women Filmmakers

October 20-21, 2023

In person and online / Worcester (MA) USA

CIMCiH2_positivo_coral_Mesa de trabajo 1

About the Conference

Visibility. Creativity. Research.
Biannual Event
logo congreso_web-02.png

The International Conference of Hispanic Women Filmmakers (CIMCiH) intends to actively contribute to the body of scholarly work on Women Directors, specifically those whose films are conceived and conducted in Spanish. This conference serves as a platform where creators, authors, scholars, and students can discuss their research, and ultimately promote their work, expanding the boundaries of this historically overlooked collective.

What challenges are faced by the audiences interested in films directed by women? How distinct is a woman filmmaker’s gaze behind the camera? To what extent are political issues, artistic tendencies, and contexts of social change shaping the cinematic product? These questions are the foundations of this conference, which seeks to heighten the visibility of Women Filmmakers and their work across and beyond the Hispanic world.

The Conference
Image by Elena Koycheva
CIMCiH2_positivo_coral_Mesa de trabajo 1

Call for Papers

The second edition of CIMCiH, entitled "Chronographies", is as an invitation to reflect on the power of time in front of and behind the camera. Do women filmmakers prefer stories of characters subject to the tyranny of the clock, or do they favor the story of entities released by their relative interpretation of the passing hours? Indeed, we see how the understanding of time as a subjective element allows the filmmakers and their characters, if they wish, to operate in a context emancipated from the real constraints of the ephemeral.

Time behind the screen, however, responds to dynamics of a diverse nature: protocols of production are often impacted by demands that have little to do with creative processes. In film, is time friend or foe? To what extent is gender capable of subverting the rules of the temporal? Through the camera lens, can the Ars longa, vita brevis be glimpsed?

Topics include (but are not limited to):

·       Filmic time vs. real-life time

·       Lifetimes on the screen: childhood, adulthood, and old age

·       The time behind the camera: timelines for production 

·       A moment in History: women filmmakers from Cinema’s beginnings to the 21st century

·       History in film

·       How many times? A reflection on remakes

·       Short movies and feature Movies

·       Trailers, or the power of a minute

·       Time and space

·       Time and plot

·       Time and genre

·       Time and gender

·       Time and revolution

·       Time and narrative techniques

·       Time in film: chaos or order?

·       Eternity within reach: the life of a film

·       ​The metaphor of clocks

·       Chronophobia

·       The time of U.S. Latinas and film

·       Hispanic women filmmakers around the world

·       Pedagogical experiences: teaching films by Hispanic women filmmakers

·       Creative processes: teams behind and in front of the camera

·       Women in film production and distribution

·       Interactions/ Filmic collaborations across the Hispanic world

·       Hispanic women filmmakers in other languages


What? Abstract (250 words max.) + Title of the presentation + Academic Affiliation + Biopic (150 words max.)


When? From Feb. 5th to June 15th, 2023


How? Using the submission form below

Call for papers

Submit your proposal


Conference Registration Fee for participants: $85

Image by Rob Sarmiento

Guest Speakers

Coming Soon!


Schedule and events

Image by Antenna

The views and opinions expressed within the sessions and events at CIMCiH are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of CIMCiH. Any content provided by our presenters or authors are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything

image Observatorio (1).png
bottom of page