Female Eye Film Festival


Years running: 24 (since 2001)

Female Eye Film Festival

Women Film Festival in Canada.


The Female Eye Film Festival is Ontario’s one and only annual international independent film Festival showcasing films directed by women. The Female Eye is a juried competitive film festival and presents films by debut, emerging and internationally recognized directors. The Script Development Program is open to male writers as well with the provision that their script feature a female protagonist. The FeFF selectively presents a few short films co-directed by a male /female team annually.  


  • Drama,
  • Comedy,
  • Documentary,
  • Experimental,
  • Animation,
  • Screenwriters Program,
  • Canadian Feature (feature length),
  • Foreign Films (feature length),
  • Late NIGHT (horror, suspense, thriller genres),
  • Short Film.


  • Best of Show
  • Best Foreign Feature
  • Best Canadian Feature
  • Best Documentary
  • Best Debut Filmmaker
  • Best Short Film
  • Best Animation
  • Best Experimental

Screenplay Awards:

  • Best Screenplay
  • Best Reserve
  • Best Low Budget Feature
  • Best Fresh Voice
  • Audience Choice Award (script reading award)


  • Shorts: maximum 40 minutes;
  • All films must be directed by a woman;
  • Projects completed after 01-Jan-2022.
  • Student Fees.
  • The FeFF accepts electronic submissions through FilmFreeway.com and Vimeo. Mailed DVD's  (NTSC) also accepted.
  • The flat entry fee is $100 to be considered in-competition is applicable to all deadlines re: Early, Regular, Late and Extended, and applies to all films, in all genres, and lengths, along with screenplays. The onus is on the filmmaker, producer(s) and screenwriters to decide if their project can compete on an international level.
  • Subtitles language: english

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

  • Leslie Ann Coles (Director)
  • Rebeka Antinina (Admin / Sponsorship / Business Affairs).




Official Website




50 Wallace St.
Woodbridge ON L4L 2P3

Phone: 905 264-7731

Email: submitfeff@gmail.com​

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    July 07, 2023
  • Earlybird Deadline
    October 31, 2023
  • Regular Deadline
    January 31, 2024
  • Late Deadline
    March 31, 2024
  • Extended Deadline
    April 14, 2024
  • Notifications
    June 05, 2024
  • Event Dates
    24 — 28 July 2024
Categories & Fees

Films (all genres and lengths) and Screenplays.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $100
  • Regular Deadline — $100
  • Late Deadline — $100
  • Extended Deadline — $100
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