VIWIFF 2016 is committed to highlighting the best stories the world has to offer that are written by women. The festival is a forum for collaboration and networking with other screenwriters and filmmakers who contribute to the visibility of women through the ongoing practice of their craft.
Feature film scripts of any genre are encouraged, smashing the perceptions of what stories women write, and what we want to see.
For its second year, the International Screenplay Competition was open to the world, and screenwriters from around the world responded. Submissions were received from the Unites States of America, Great Britain, Australia and China (Hong Kong).
This year’s jury brought to the process a wealth of experience, and education. This event could not take place without the expert contributions of judges Angela Crosato, Sasha Duncan, Rebecca Hales, Bill Hurst, Dee Leblanc, Nisha Shankar, and Kelly Tatham. Our thanks to all!
Congratulations to the Top Eleven OFFICIAL SELECTIONS to the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival Screenplay Competition.
Sharon Cramer – The Execution
Erin Curtain – The Coffee Shop
Carla Custance – Resurrecting Jane Doe
Liz Eccher – We Happy Losers
Valorie Hoye – Lady Blades
Lori Huck – Blood Carvings
Ronalda Jones - Turkey Dump
Elza Kephart – Night of the Pendulum
Erin McMullin - Lotus
Jenna Neepin – Feel Good
Kathleen Twomey Wahed – Season’s Greetings
Women tell amazing, dynamic, interesting, thought-provoking, affecting, inspiring, funny and down-right exciting stories. We want to read them all!
We are proud to present this year's winner of the International Screenplay Competition, Carla Custance, and her winning screenplay Resurrecting Jane Doe.