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17 May 2018

Vancouver WIF Festival & International Screenplay Competition

Now in its 14th year, the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival (VIWIFF) showcases an impressive line-up of short and feature-length films (narrative, documentary, experimental and animation) by established and emerging women filmmakers from around the world.

The 2019 edition of the festival will be held 5 – 10 March and screens films with women in at least three of the following seven key creative roles: Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Composer, Lead Performer. Films completed after March 2016 are eligible. International films, as well as films from students, are encouraged and welcomed. Full film submissions guidelines available here.

Earlybird Deadline: 15 June 15
Regular Deadline: 3 August
Late Deadline: 14 September

Screenplay Competition

The Vancouver International Women in Film Festival Screenplay Competition accepts English-language feature screenplays written by women. They encourage you to submit a feature film script of any genre, challenging the perceptions of what stories women write, and what we want to see.

Full screenplay submissions guidelines available here.

Early bird deadline: 11 June
Regular deadline: 30 July
Late deadline: 10 September