Submissions Now Open For WIFF-2023

The two-time Award Winning Women’s International Film & Arts Festival (WIFF) is considered one of the prier festivals in the world dedicated to celebrating the very best cinematic work and artistic development of female filmmakers.

The festival’s red carpet screenings, gala, two-day conference, and parties buzz with accomplished filmmakers, artists, celebrities, innovators while providing corporations and associations access to media creators and influencers from around the world.

WIFF is a unique opportunity to gain access to a convergence of talent, smart audiences and industry leaders in a uniquely creative, support and social environment.

After 11 years of presenting films and launching a conference in Miami, WIFF  expanded its efforts to empower women’s visions and voices by moving to one of the world’s most dynamic media, entertainment, and independent cinema capitals, New York City.

Submission Guidelines:

Our 18th event will be a hybrid event (both online and in person) and will feature a two-day woman in film summit entitled “Breaking Down Barriers” with panels and workshops spearheaded by some of the top women and men in the industry….. When the sun goes down, be part of the red carpet screenings when we highlight some of the most outstanding and dynamic films made by women!
  • The Deadlines to submit are:  Early Bird Deadline, October 15, 2022; Official Deadline, November 15, 2022 and the Late Deadline is December 15, 2022.  Notifications will be disseminated on or before July 31, 2023.
  • Films must be produced, directed, edited, or written by a woman. Films by men are accepted but they must be about women’s social, economical, geographical, political or health issues. WIFF reserves the right to determine whether a film qualifies for this exception.
  • All non-English language films must have English subtitles or dubbed in English.
  • First and second time directors encouraged.
  • New York Premieres given extra points
  • For the 2023 event, at least one person from the filmmaking team is expected to attend the festival in person in New York to participate in the Q&A for the film screening.
  • Each filmmaker is given a maximum of 5 tickets to their screening for crew, family, personal guests and press.
  • By submitting your film for consideration to the 18th Annual Women’s International Film & Arts Festival, you agree to the Festival Rules, Terms and Conditions
  • The decision by the WIFF Screening Committee is final.
  • Submit using Film Freeway by clicking on the link below
Good Luck!  We look forward to seeing your great work, and meeting you in New York City!!

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