The Female Eye Film Festival (FeFF) is a competitive international women director’s film festival established in 2001, as a not-for-profit organization. The FeFF showcases high caliber independent films that illuminate the best of debut, emerging, and established women directors from around the globe, and presents awards for Best Films and Best Screenplays at the Closing Awards Ceremony.

The Script Development Program is a three tier program comprised of the Good To Go, a pitch session for screenwriters with scripts that are good to go. The Script Reading Series whereby ACTRA Members read main scenes from scripts selected. Scripts are read in front of a live audience including industry delegates who provide feedback to the writers.
The 4th Annual LIVE PITCH, sponsored by TriBros Studios and Cinespace, Cash Prize $2500 for Best Pitch. The Script Development Program is open to both men and women, screenplays must feature a female protagonist.

The Female Eye serves to bridge the gap between the written, visual and media arts with an eclectic program of Film Screenings, Script Readings, FeFF Photo Exhibit, along with a robust Industry Initiatives Program of panels, workshops, pitch sessions...
Each year, The FeFF recognizes one outstanding internationally recognized woman who has contributed to the advancement of the media arts with the HONOURARY DIRECTOR and HONOURARY MAVERICK AWARD with a BEST IN THE BIZ TRIBUTE.

The Female Eye, noted for its intimate atmosphere, great programming, and accessibility attracts film enthusiasts, emerging, and internationally recognized directors, screen writers, seasoned industry professionals, celebrities, and decision makers in film and television.

Mission and Mandate
• Offer a perspective through the Female Eye
• Enlighten, educate and entertain through independent cinema
• Illuminate the best of debut, emerging and established filmmakers
• Celebrate the relationship between the written, visual and media arts


For five consecutive years (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013) the Female Eye Film Festival has been voted “top 50 film festivals in the world worthy the entry fee” by the renowned independent Movie Maker magazine. FeFF is an accredited festival by the Canadian Academy of Film and Television.

Awards & Prizes

Hand crafted award engraved statuettes are presented for Best Films at the Closing Awards Ceremony. Awards presented for Best of Show, Best Foreign Feature, Best Canadian Feature, Best Documentary, Best Debut Filmmaker, Best Short Film, Best Animation, and Best Experimental. Screenplay Awards are presented for Best Screenplay, Best Reserve, Best Low Budget Feature, Best Fresh Voice and Audience Choice Award (script reading award)

Rules & Terms

Films must be directed by women. Script Development Program is open to both men and women. Scripts must feature a female protagonist. Films must be produced within two years of the festival date i.e. for 2016, films must be produced in 2014 unless approved by festival officers.

The flat entry fee is $100 to be considered in-competition is applicable to all deadlines re: Early, Regular, Late and Extended, and applies to all films, in all genres, and lengths, along with screenplays. The onus is on the filmmaker, producer(s) and screenwriters to decide if their project can compete on an international level.

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    Mark Daniels

    My screenplay was selected for this festival. The entire time I spent there was amazing--great films and workshops. Everyone was wonderfully supportive. I cannot recommend this festival strongly enough.

    July 2017
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    Sophie Pegrum

    Was honored to be an official selection at this festival, though sadly could not attend. Their programming looks diverse and intriguing and I hope to attend in the future.

    July 2017
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    Sharon Short

    I was honored to be one of the selected screenwriters to attend in 2016. It was a fantastic event that helped me grow as a professional. Networking opportunities were great, and I met many wonderful people. The feedback I received was superb and has helped me as a screenwriter. I highly recommend entering the screenwriting contest.

    December 2016
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    Pam Covington

    High quality films and a wonderful supportive community! I had a blast!

    July 2016
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    Eva Colmers

    Amazing films, fantastic workshops and panels and ample opportunities to network with other filmmakers and industry members. It's one of my absolute favorite festivals. Lesley, Rebecca and the whole FEFF team are wonderfully caring, professional and helpful.

    June 2016