Each year the Vancouver Women in Film Festival (VWIFF) has showcased an impressive line-up of short and feature films (narrative, documentary, experimental and animation) by established and emerging women filmmakers from around the world.
The four day celebration is organized by Women in Film and Television Vancouver, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1989 to celebrate and promote women working in screen based media. In addition to offering independent filmmakers a professional screening opportunity, the festival pays artists fees to all filmmakers, and all films are entered to win cash awards.
All films with women in the following categories are eligible to compete for awards, with each awardee receiving $250:
The Matrix Award is also presented to the top three BC short films in the festival with each receiving a plague and a gift certificate from Matrix Production Services.
Documents and Other Requisite Items
Selection Media Type: Secure Online Screener
Screening Media Type: Blu-ray, DCP or a QuickTime compliant file
Audio language: original
Subtitles language: English
City premiere required.
Jury and Organizers
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Vancouver, BC V6B 1H7
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A short film is under 20 minutes and must be narrative to qualify for this category.
A feature length film is over 20 minutes and must be narrative to qualify for this category.
A short film is under 20 minutes and must be a documentary to qualify for this category.
A short film is under 20 minutes to qualify for this category. The other category refers to any genre which does not fall under Documentary, Narrative or Animated.
A short film is under 20 minutes and must be animated to qualify for this category.
A feature length film is over 20 minutes and up to 120 minutes and must be an animation to qualify for this category.
A feature length film is over 20 minutes and must be a documentary to qualify for this category.
We accept feature scripts of any genre. Enter the first act to a maximum of 30 pages. The title page should include the title and a synopsis to a maximum of 500 words.
A feature-length film is over 20 minutes. The Other category is for submissions which do not fall under the Documentary, Narrative or Animated genres.