March 8 - 13, 2022 



The 2022 festival took place virtually from March 8-13, 2022, and included 33 films from 12 countries, made up of 17 Canadian films — with 9 from local BC filmmakers.

The festival screenings opened with an exclusive one-night-only presentation of Donkeyhead, followed by a live Q&A with director Agam Darshi. Throughout the week there is a special presentation of Querencia, with the web-series creator, director and lead actor Mary Galloway, and a special presentation of Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers’ Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy, with representatives from the film and co-presented by the National Film Board.

VIWFF 2022 was also proud to present a slate of select live-streamed events, including an International Women’s Day Panel on March 8th, featuring major players in diversity and inclusion efforts. The film programs were mostly on demand on the festival platform, through the festival dates March 8-13, 2022 inclusive, with some events having live screenings. 


Please visit www.viwff.ca for full program details.


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Each year, VIWIFF provides a platform for challenging gender imbalance and the lack of diversity in the screen-based media industry through a combination of film screenings, discussions, and professional development opportunities. The festival also offers artist talks, networking events, an awards ceremony and an International Screenplay Competition. 

Visit the VIWFF 2021 pages HERE.

The mission of the festival is to:

  • create opportunities for audiences to engage in the work of women filmmakers;
  • create opportunities for women filmmakers to interact with their audiences;
  • create opportunities for the local, national and international filmmaking community, including audiences, industry representatives and media, to focus critically on the accomplishments of women in the filmmaking industry;
  • showcase and celebrate the diversity of women working in screen-based media.

Submissions to VIWFF 2022 are now closed. 

Special thanks to our 2022 Festival Sponsors and Partners 

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