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FIWOM: FILM FESTIVAL FOR WOMEN'S RIGHTS
Film Festival for Women's Rights (FIWOM), sponsored by Korea Women's Hot Line, started in 2006 to show the reality and gravity of violence against women happening everyday and to spread support for the survival and healing of the victims. About 3,000 people attend the festival annually. The festival is comprised of a total of six sections: three fixed sections, two sections containing the theme of the year, and a competitive section consisting of domestic films.
FIWOM takes great interest in spreading movies about violence against women (including domestic violence and sexual violence), social structural problems that allow violence, and stories about brave women searching for their lives and human rights. In addition to covering sexual minorities, masculinity, aging, immigration, disability and overall human rights, we show movies dealing with violence against women from a multi-layered point of view. Moreover, we hold "Fiwom Talk! Talk!", which was programmed to share our thoughts about the film with our audience. Through this program, KWHL invites survivors, experts and the programmer as guests after the screening.
Under five mottos of 'themed,' 'interactive,' 'creating together,' 'acting,' and 'entertaining,' Film Festival for Women's Rights offers experience booths and exhibitions for the visitors to join in the women's rights movement with about 100 volunteers each year.
Furthermore, by establishing an archive of FIWOM films and holding community screenings. we meet over 2,000 visitors every year. With branches of FIWOM as the center, we also hold a 'Local Film Festival of Women's Rights' in regions where distribution of contents related to women's rights is necessary due to the difficult access to the regions.