Women Make Waves Film Festival


Years running: 29 (since 1994)

Women Make Waves Film Festival

Women Film Festival.


Women Make Waves Film Festival, Taiwan aims to celebrate the achievements of outstanding female talents, to explore different aspects of women's lives as well as to promote equality and rights of all genders. By covering a wide range of genres, issues, and representations of women, the Festival seeks to present and honor women’s survival wisdom and power as they are turned into films and gain mainstream recognition.


  • Submission is OPEN to feature films, short films, documentaries, animations, experimental films and innovative visual productions for digital media.
  • All kinds of subjects.
  • The films submitted need to be directed at least by One FEMALE Director.
  • The films submitted must be Taiwan Premiere.
  • The films submitted must have been completed after March 1, 2020.

Films addressed to the following issues are highly welcomed.

  1. Queer films
  2. New currents
  3. Gender and labor rights

Premiere Requirements

National premiere required.



Taipei City

Official Website




3F, No. 16 Lane 10, Singcheng St.,
Taipei 10353

Phone: 886-2552-5227


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    December 24, 2021
  • Deadline
    March 07, 2022
  • Notifications
    June 30, 2022
  • Event Dates
    14 — 23 October 2022
Categories & Fees
  • Deadline — $10

Issue-oriented films that have strong focus on women issues, such as gender equality, gender discrimination or any related topics that tackles the current situation of women in nowadays society.

  • Deadline — $10

Featuring works of new female directors, especially the first or the second feature by the future-leading directors.

  • Deadline — $10
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