Toronto International Women Film Festival celebrates and recognizes films made by talented female filmmakers from all over the world. The festival is an IMDb qualifying monthly and annual festival.

The Festival focuses on female driven stories, independent female directors, producers, writers, actresses, cinematographers, editors, and all female artists contributing to the language of cinema as women in film. The festival also selects films created by all genders from all over the world from various backgrounds, cultures and traditions dealing with women in society. Films created by male directors about female characters and social issues dealing with women in society are qualified to submit to the festival as well.

The virtual monthly competition announces the best of the month in various categories and aims to discover, promote and award female filmmakers and stories dealing with women in societies around the world. All the monthly award winners are then nominated to be selected for the annual competition and the screening of the festival.

The festival committee is planning to screen 100 films in September for its annual program in Toronto. The films of the annual festival are selected from the award winners of the monthly editions.

The members of our jury are award winning artists from Canada, United States, Austria, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom and all over the world.

The festival seeks Canadian and international productions of all genres. It is important to recognize talented female voices and female artists from all over the world.


June 5, 2021

Regular Deadline

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