Camera Femina is a foundation that advocates participation of women in cultural, artistic, and public life. Our primary aim is to disseminate the cinematographic output of film makers telling herstories from every corner of the world. We also conduct workshops and carry out equality-mainstreaming projects that change the androcentric narrative dominant in the arts, science, and business. And yes, we dance as well.
Anti-fascist activist, feminist, doctoral student (Institute of Sociology, University of Warsaw), member of the Workers’ Initiative trade union. Her current research focuses on limitation on the right to strike. Member of the FemFund’s Consultation Council; president of the Programme Committee of the Camera Femina Foundation.
Cultural theorist, PhD student (Doctoral School of Humanities, University of Warsaw). Her research focuses on the 1990s visual culture and representation of the Polish popular classes in the times of systemic transition. Author of Polski bajer. Disco polo i lata 90. [Polish Gimmick: Disco Polo and the 1990s.] (2019). Published articles and essays in among others Praktyka Teoretyczna, Widok. Teorie i Praktyki Kultury Wizualnej, and Dwutygodnik. Originally from Podlachia, currently residing in Warsaw.
Writer, artist, curator, and cultural journalist. Author of Miłosny Performans [Amorous Performance] (2016) and curator of the exhibition based on her book (Labirynt Gallery, BWA Tarnów). Co-curator of 140 Beats Per Minute at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw (2017), curator of The Girl May Seem Strong but Inside She Barely Holds On held at Lokal_30 in Warsaw (2018). She is credited with initiating the Polish debate on the selfie-feminism theory, i.e. the phenomenon of women’s implementation of new media as a tool in the fight for female subjectivity. Author of the Instagram feminist project “Nuerotic Girl”, which aims among others to reveal deeply entrenched stereotypes that limit the social roles and pubic representation of young girls. Her own online activity has triggered a wave of hate (speech). Cyberhate targeting young women has become one of the staple topics of her artistic activities. Director, screenwriter, and actress performing one of the leading roles in I Burn Easily (2019), an arts series created in partnership with Ujazdowski Castle – the Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw.
Writer, film director. Made her debut at the age of 16, publishing prose texts in periodicals. Author of novels A Mark Left by Mom (2003) and The Clam (2005), hypertextual novel Matrioszka (2013), non-fiction Women of Solidarity (2016), novel Frajda (2018), as well as texts published in anthologies and periodicals. Graduate of the Łódź Film School; director of photography for documentary film Underground Women’s State (2009). Screen writer, co-director and co-producer (in tandem with Piotr Śliwowski) of the documentaries: Paktofonika – A Hip Hop Journey Back in Time (2009), Downtown (2010), Solidarity According to Women (2014), and Women Power (2018). Recipient of among others Hollywood Eagle Documentary Award, Beyond Borders – Krzysztof Kieślowski Award, the Polish Film Institute Special Prize, and the 2019 European Union Prize for Literature.
Social activist, cultural anthropologist, graduate of applied linguistics and cultural studies (Maria Curie Skłodowska University in Lublin), founder and organizer of “Demakijaż” – Women’s Film Festival since 2016. Associated with Grrrlz GET LOUD, a grassroots initiative advocating a greater visibility of women and girls in the context of the alternative music circuit. Currently studying Film and TV Production Organization at the Film School in Łódź.
Social activist, feminist, graduate of philosophy and Polish studies; active in the cultural sector since 2008, logistics coordinator for the “Two Riversides” Film and Art Festival in Kazimierz Dolny (2010-14), programming manager for the “Cinema in Sneakers” Film Festival in Warsaw (2014), curator of the “Discussions about Growing Up” film meetings; organizational director of the Summer Film Academy in Zwierzyniec (2018-19). Founder and organizer of “Demakijaż” – Women’s Film Festival (est. 2016), author of University, Humanities, Philosophy: Academic Education According to Martha Nussbaum and Alasdair MacIntyre (2015), published articles in the Gazeta Wyborcza daily and Znak monthly. Currently conducting doctoral research into how the division in the public and private spheres influences the understanding of justice and how it affects women’s rights.
Reader, translator (among others Dialog, Polish Theatre Journal, Przekrój), cultural manager, author of Afro-Caribbean Poetry in English: Cultural Traditions (2015); since 2016 curator of Reggae University at the Ostróda Reggae Festival; curator of Bartek Muracki’s Reggae Faces exhibition (2016); coordinator / producer of exhibitions, including the Polish premiere of S. Salgado’s Genesis (2016), Bohdan Butenko’s Posters (2017), Eastreet 4 – Photography of Eastern Europe (2017), The Quay Brothers’ Dormitorium of Traces (2019); co-curator (alongside Monika Borys) of the Disco Relax exhibition at the National Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw (2019-20); member of the Polish Literary Translators Association.
Feminist, cultural manager, graduate of sociology and journalism (Maria Curie Skłodowska University in Lublin, Poland). A longtime mover and shaker of the D.I.Y. scene in Lublin; founding member and originator of GRRRLZ GET LOUD – a grassroots initiative supporting the participation of girls and women in independent culture.