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ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

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Now in its 11th year, the annual Vancouver International Women in Film Festival (#VIWIFF2016) showcases an impressive lineup of short, mid-length and feature films (narrative, documentary, experimental and animation) by established and emerging women filmmakers from around the world.

The 2016 film festival will open on Tuesday March 8th, International Women's Day and will end with an awards gala on Sunday, March 13th.

This six-day celebration is organized by Women in Film and Television Vancouver, a not-for-profit society founded in 1989 to advocate for, celebrate and promote women working in screen-based media.

The festival accepts films with women in at least three of these key creative roles: Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Composer, Lead Performer. Films completed after March 2013 are eligible.

As well as featuring films by women from around the world, the festival offers moderated question and answer sessions and panel discussions related to the films, artist talks, networking events, workshops, an awards ceremony, gala and industry events. We also host an International Screenplay Competition.

In addition to offering independent filmmakers a professional screening opportunity, the festival pays artist fees and all films are entered to win cash awards.

For the festival rules and regulations, and submission links to FilmFreeway and Without a Box, clickhere.

For the rules and regulations, as well as submissoin link to the International Screenplay Competition, click here.