About

“Female Filmmakers” is a web3 movement created by film director and feminist Josephine LF. Her NFT collections are an ongoing effort to:

  • Create more awareness about the lack of female filmmakers in the film industry
  • Create a community that supports gender equality and diversity in the film industry
  • Create more diversity and gender equality in front and behind the camera
  • Contribute proactively to a change
  • Fund female led films
  • Teach female filmmakers about web3, NFTs, metaverse and empower them through knowledge

YOUR SUPPORT

Do I have to be a filmmaker to support this project? NO!
Do I have to be female to support this project? NO!

💜 We are aiming to build a global community of film lovers, art lovers and people who want to see change in the world. 💜

By collecting any of the below listed NFTs you are actively:

  • Supporting gender equality in film because part of the sales always go to produce female led films
  • Holding a unique piece of art
  • Get access to special perks related to the production of these female led films

If you cannot purchase an NFT, please join our community on Twitter and on Discord and spread the word about our mission. We host Twitter Spaces regularly and spotlight female led film3 NFT projects as well as platforms, who are supporting creators in this space.

Roadmap

January 19, 2022

Genesis – a collection of 6 unique NFTs

This collection of illustrations highlights women working in the film industry and also gives visibility to minority groups. It is a small collection, but the foundation for building a great community that supports the vision that we urgently need more women in the film industry. Created by Josephine LF and Anna Kova.

January 19, 2022
March 7, 2022

“Female Filmmakers: Female Gaze” – a collective collection of 20 unique pieces by invited female artists

This is a collective collection of 20 one of one pieces by female artists from all around the world (Mexico, Colombia, South Africa, Romania, UK, just to name a few). Among the artists are amazing NFT women such as @PowerofWomen, @lucywhostudio or @marincosmos.
Each female artist has paid tribute to women working in the film industry or revealed their vision of female gaze.
Proceeds of this sale will go to produce thee short film “Más que Madres” (More than Mothers) directed by Josephine LF aiming at full female crew and starring an AfroLatina or AfroSpanish lead actress.

Past events:
*Metaverse event March 8th 2022 on vSpace
*In real life event and exhibition in Barcelona March 11th 2022

March 7, 2022
March 12, 2022

“Female Filmmakers: The Crew” – the continuation of Genesis

This collection of 1/1 illustrations is a continuation of the Genesis collections that aims to give visibility to women working in the film industry through beautiful and colorful illustrations.
Created by Josephine LF and Anna Khuman.

March 12, 2022
November 24, 2022

Further plans

Create educational opportunities for female filmmakers to learn about web3, NFTs, and metaverse.
Create a funding pool for female filmmakers (the sales of one film enable the creation of the next, thus making a circular economy possible). Script contests. Unique film related perks for collectors, possibility to vote on next projects, collabs with other female led NFT projects, access to metaverse cinema, opportunities to grow as female filmmaker

November 24, 2022
March 7, 2023

Collabs with Metaverse Movie Theaters

Collabs with Metaverse movie theater to screen films made by women (all those stories we have always been told nobody wants to see or will never get made/sold) – here is your home of representation. Special accesses and passes for NFT holders of any of the Female Filmmakers NFT collections.

March 7, 2023

Buy GEnesis

The first ever NFTs that highlight women working in the film industry.

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GET “THE CREW”

The first ever NFTs that highlight women working in the film industry (part 2).

Availabe on OpenSea:

‘FEMALE FILMMAKERS: FEMALE GAZE’

20 female artists from all around the world pay tribute to female filmmakers and reveal their vision of female gaze.

Dropping : May 18th 2022

You will be able to collect the NFTs on OpenSea.

In real life event and exhibition in Barcelona on March 11th!

50% of the one of one art pieces will go to each participating female artist. The rest of the proceeds will be used to empower women in the film industry and finance the female led short film “Más que madres” (More then Mothers) filmed in Barcelona, 2022.

We need more women in film

The lack of women working in the film industry has a direct implication in the stories that are told and produced and that therefore reach the big screens or our homes via VOD platforms. Cinema has an immediate effect on how we perceive our reality.

Just one example of many: According to a study by the Geena Davis Institute, 7 out of 10 girls say Katnisss from The Hunger Games and Princess Merida from Brave influenced her decision to practice archery.

But of the top-grossing 1500 films between 2007-2021, females made up 34% of all speaking characters. Males accounted for 66% of speaking characters, and less than 1% featured a woman or girl of color in a leading or co-leading role.

Even though the MeToo movement sensitized a large audience to the lopsided power dynamics between the genders in Hollywood, the lack of representation of women in behind-the-scenes roles is not often cast into the limelight, either.

These numbers are similar around the globe.

In Ibero-America, combining data from different countries, there are approximately 30% female producers and 15% female film directors (Spain 19%, Colombia 13%). If we look at technical roles, the numbers are even worse (for example, Directors of Photography Spain 15%, Colombia 6%, Lighting/Gaffers Colombia 1%).

Sources: USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, CIMA, Killary Cinema Lab

The Male Gaze

A camera slowly travels the curves of a woman’s body, a sexual, voracious perspective, a bit of porn that breaks a woman’s body into pieces? This is an example of the male gaze, a theoretical term coined in 1975 by film critic Laura Mulvey. The male gaze can come from the audience, from a male character within the film, or from the camera itself.

The male gaze theory establishes that women in audiovisual media are represented from a heterosexual and masculine perspective that sexualizes and objectifies women. The concept is that instead of existing independently for the sake of being, the purpose of the female character is male viewing pleasure.

The Female Gaze

Babette Mangolte, (Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles): “In the early 1970s, when I came to New York from Paris, there was definitely a desire to invent a female gaze. Women began to shoot films made by women and also for women. We all felt that men had shown their point of view enough, and now we should try to find if we could invent a new language that was different from that of our dads or lovers.”

The female gaze is a term from the feminist theory that represents the gaze of the female viewer, character and / or director of a film, and in addition to gender, it is about representing women as subjects with agency, not as passive objects (of heterosexual male pleasure).
In contemporary usage, the female gaze has been used to refer to the perspective that a filmmaker (screenwriter / director / producer) brings to a film that is supposed to be different from the male point of view.

The female gaze is not about forbidding sex, desire and fantasies, but about showing that these can exist without objectification.

Josephine LF: “For me, as a filmmaker, the female gaze is a balanced look at human beings regardless of their gender. But it is also being very conscious as a filmmaker to constantly ask yourself when you are filming: Am I imitating something learned? How am I setting the camera when filming bodies? Especially when I show a woman.”

The female gaze can be all that cinematographic work not yet created by women. There are many stories to tell, many points of view still to represent.

Josephine LF

Founder

Josephine Landertinger Forero, born in 1983, is a film director and producer, mother of two daughters, passionate about human rights, migration, diversity, gender equality and women’s empowerment, working on these subjects since 2009.

She is a member of the Colombian Academy of Motion Pictures (ACACC) in the specialty of Directing, member of Dones Visuals Catalonia, European Women’s Audiovisual Network, CIMA Spain and Girls Club Women & Hollywood. Founder of Global Eyes Production and creator of the online directory of organizations that work on gender equality in Ibero-American cinema accionmujeres.com.

Founder of the first online academy for Spanish speaking female filmmakers, Just Love Film Academy.

Her film “Home – the country of illusion” was nominated for Best Colombian Documentary by the ACACC in 2017, a reflection on identity and the sense of belonging. It can be seen on various platforms such as Filmin, Mowies, Amazon Prime or Flixolé. As an NFT and film pioneer, her second feature film “I’m Cris from Tierra Bomba” will have a collection of impact NFTs in associatin with Out Right International.

Josephine studied Film and Communication at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. She specialized in German postwar cinema, Italian Neorealism, documentary cinema and journalism in armed conflicts.

Anna khuman

illustrator

Anna is an illustrator who specializes in colorful, stylish and creative illustrations. She gets inspiration from different kinds of art, urban environment and other cultures.

She studied Art at the Russian State University for the Humanities. After graduating, she took a special long term course in commercial illustration. She has created illustrations for different projects. Some of them are a non-profit organization supporting women in STEM, storyboards for tech start-ups, learning print materials for kids, illustrations and graphic design.

Anna is the illustrator of the Genesis and The Crew collections.

Mariana madrigal

Community manager

Mariana is a Mexican multidisciplinary artist.

Her practice involves photography, text and film, and it is mostly related to the themes of identity and intimacy.

She is currently studying Film Production and is passionate about gender equality in the film industry. She is a web3 enthusiast.

Edward Poveda

Web Dev

Edu has been working in the book industry for almost ten years and leading Stilo Media, a 25-year-old family enterprise.

He is a web design nerd, and a movie buff. He watches more films than Josephine weekly! And is her biggest supporter.
DeFi expert.

Graduated Industrial Engineer from the Technical University Berlin.

Frequently asked questions

Our mission is to build a community of like-minded people to celebrate film and want to see more diverse filmmakers in action and champion gender equality in front of and behind the camera. We want to contribute to the representation of women in film, tech, blockchain and in the NFT space. Representation matters!

NFTs (“non-fungible tokens”) are unique, one-of-a-kind digital assets, like a music track, a film, or an artwork. What makes them unique is that we can use a technology called the Blockchain to create a one-off digital certificate that’s attached to that file – a certificate that proves ownership, and is publicly visible, forever.

1. Create a digital wallet to hold your cryptocurrency and NFTs. MetaMask is the most common wallet, but you could use WalletConnect or Coinbase Wallet. Keep your seed phrase and passwords safe and offline. Never share these with anyone.

2. Purchase ETH (Ethereum cryptocurrency) via Binance or Crypto.com, latter using tfbs3q25j6 referral code if you want. Send the cryptocurrency to your wallet. Your wallet address is a long code of numbers and letters.

3. Click on the OpenSea collection links on this site. These links will take you to OpenSea. Connect your wallet to OpenSea and select the NFT you like to own. Depending on the type of listing, you may be asked to buy now, place a bid or make an offer.

4. When you purchase a piece, you will need to pay a ‘gas’ fee for the transaction (this pays for the computing energy required to process and validate transactions on the Ethereum blockchain). Gas prices can vary dramatically depending on how busy the network is, but you will always be informed of the amount prior to making your purchase. If you feel gas is too high, try coming back later, and checking Eth Gasstation.

5. Once you’ve approved the gas fee and completed the transaction, the Female Filmmaker NFT will be yours!

Female Filmmakers NFT is a social project aiming to empower women in film and doing this together with other women in the art, NFT, blockchain world and all persons who wish for a more equal and inclusive society. All proceeds of series 1 project will go directly to finance a short film directed by Josephine LF with at least 51% female crew, led by Just Love Film Academy. Series 2 project aims at financing a short film. As of February 2022, Josephine LF is actively onboarding female filmmakers to the crypto space as well as female filmmaker associations.

You will get first-hand access to the filmmaking process. Every holder will be invited to the first private event/screening of the movie. Also, expect surprise airdrops. As of February 2022, we are working on collabs and other perks.

Before purchasing a Female Filmmaker NFT, please read the terms of our License, as set out below:

Female Filmmaker NFT License

This NFT License (“License”) outlines the terms and conditions of each Female Filmmaker NFT that is sold, offered or transferred to any individual or entity. If you sell, purchase or transfer a Female Filmmaker NFT, you agree to be bound by the terms of this License.

You are not allowed to use the Female Filmmaker NFT for inappropriate activities that are illegal, racist, sexist or homophobic. 

The license also does not give you ownership of the art, brand, or other intellectual property associated with the Female Filmmaker NFT project. 

“Artwork” means any art, illustration, image, design, video, GIF, or other visual work created by Josephine LF or the artists invited to series 2 and associated with the NFTs.

“NFT” means an Ethereum-based or Stacks-based non-fungible token, as recorded on the blockchain.

Ownership

1. You own a Female Filmmaker NFT if your ownership of the NFT is cryptographically verified on the Ethereum or Stacks blockchain. As a Female Filmmaker NFT owner, you own the Female Filmmaker NFT, but you do not own or acquire the copyright to the Artwork associated with the NFT, which remains with its creator, Josephine Landertinger Forero (series 1) or each individual artist (series 2). 

Your License

1. If you own a Female Filmmaker NFT, you are granted the right to (a) use, copy and display the Female Filmmaker NFT for personal, non-commercial purposes only; and (b) transfer the Female Filmmaker NFT between wallets you control or to another person or entity, should you wish to do so. 

2. You cannot: (a) edit or modify the Artwork, or use the Artwork or Female Filmmaker NFT for any commercial purposes, without written permission from the Artwork’s creator, Josephine Landertinger Forero (series 1) or any of the individual artists (series 2); (b) attempt to register the Artwork as a trademark or assert ownership of any intellectual property rights in or to the Artwork; (c) use the Artwork in connection with images of hatred, violent, pornographic, defamatory, abusive, harassing, discriminatory or other unlawful behavior; or (d) sell, distribute, give away for commercial gain, or otherwise commercialize merchandise that includes, contains, or consists of the Art for your Purchased NFTs, except if expressly permitted in written form by Josephine LF (series 1) or any of the individual artists (series 2). 

Transferring your Female Filmmaker NFT

1. If you choose to sell or transfer your Female Filmmaker NFT, your entire license to the Artwork and any rights associated with your Female Filmmaker NFT will transfer to the new owner, from the point of sale or transfer, at which point the new owner will be bound by the terms of this License.

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Here is a step-by-step video tutorial.

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