In 2019 as part of the cinema’s 20th anniversary year, the Genesis team created and programmed Fragments, their very own film festival. Recognising that there is a general lack of diversity
In 2019 as part of the cinema’s 20th anniversary year, the Genesis team created and programmed Fragments, their very own film festival. Recognising that there is a general lack of diversity in many film festivals, Fragments was intentionally conceived as a platform for underrepresented filmmakers to exhibit their work: a showcase of films with unique individuals and minority groups as their focus.
The second Fragments Festival runs over the weekend of September 29 – October 2 with a programme of premieres and special previews of visionary new films. Some are big studio titles, some have been lauded on the international film festival circuit, some are undiscovered gems you may not yet have heard of – and they all have women, non-binary, ethnically diverse, disabled, disadvantaged and LGBTQIA+ individuals at the forefront. The result is a range of stories that celebrate the scope and possibilities of cinema.
Films #DirectedbyWomen screening in the festival include:
Opening Night: The Woman King directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood
To Kill the Beast directed by Agustina San Martín preceded by Tiny Vessels directed by Daphne Schmon
Closing Night: Pure Grit directed by Kim Bartley
September 29 (Thursday) - October 2 (Sunday)