Imagine This Women's International Film Festival (ITWIFF) is dedicated to empowering and showcasing the remarkable talent of independent and emerging women and non-binary filmmakers worldwide. Our core mission is to create a dynamic platform that amplifies their voices and celebrates their creative expressions.

Prepare to be captivated by the 9th Edition of the Imagine This Women's Film Festival, where you'll be treated to an extraordinary lineup of fierce, daring, and original films crafted by exceptionally talented women and non-binary filmmakers and storytellers. This event promises not only a feast for your cinematic senses but also engaging Q&A sessions, enlightening educational panels, and thrilling special events, making it an exuberant celebration of creativity and empowerment.

The primary goal of the Imagine This Women's Film Festival is to champion women by sharing their work with the public, advocating for equal opportunities for BIPOC women and the LGBTQIA+ community, offering avenues for educational and professional development, and serving as an invaluable resource and information network.

ITWIFF enthusiastically invites submissions from women and non-binary filmmakers and storytellers who hold pivotal leadership positions. To be eligible for consideration, at least one woman must occupy key roles such as director, producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, editor, or lead actor, among others.

Furthermore, ITWIFF embraces and actively encourages submissions from BIPOC women, LGBTQIA+ individuals, student filmmakers, and storytellers from diverse backgrounds. Our festival is committed to celebrating a wide spectrum of voices and perspectives, with the aim of showcasing the richness of talent from all walks of life. Join us in this exciting cinematic journey of empowerment and diversity at ITWIFF.

"Imagine This Productions has launched the Women’s International Film Festival with the aim to celebrate and empower independent and aspiring women filmmakers from around the world." - IndieWire

"Celebrate the work of women filmmakers from around the world at the second annual Imagine This Women’s International Film Festival (ITWIFF) in Brooklyn" - AFAR Magazine

"When it comes to film screenings and industry events, there's plenty to get you off the couch this week. From a lesson in copyright licenses to a women's international film festival, read on for the week's top film events to add to your calendar. " - ABC 7

"Recent Hollywood scandals have underscored the importance of supporting women in the film industry, and the second annual Imagine This Women’s International Film Festival is a great place to do so. The films here–which include shorts and features, documentaries and fiction films–are as diverse as the women who made them." - CBS New York


*Including $400 for Best Feature Film and Best Documentary Film; $250 for Best Short Film and Best Documentary Short Film; and $150 for Best Screenplay.

*Final Draft Software (Valued $250)
*FL Studio ( Valued $200 - $800 )
*Red Giant ( Valued $599 - $899)
*CyberLink PhotoDirector 365 ( Valued $38)

*12-month ISAConnect membership for screenplay winner ( Valued $120)
*6-month ISAConnect membership for screenplay finalists ( Valued $60)

**The International Screenwriters' Association ISAConnect Membership is the industry's ultimate network for collaboration with Industry Pros. No other membership gives you more features and capabilities than ISAConnect. The place to showcase your talent and get in front of the eyes that matter. Benefits include access to paid Writing Gigs, inclusion in the Writer’s Showcase, featured Success Stories, discounts on all resources...and that's just the beginning.

*Best Feature Film
*Best Documentary Feature
*Best Short Film
*Best Documentary Short 
*Bests International Feature
*Best International Short
Best Animated Short
Best Drama
Best Comedy
Best Sci-Fi
Best Horror
Best Thriller
Best Web Series - TV Pilot
Best Music Video
*Best Emerging Storyteller
*Best Student Storyteller
Best Director
Best Cinematographer
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best NY Film
Audience Award 
Audience Award  Best NY Filmmaker
*Best Screenplay


Please read this agreement carefully before you submit your film. By submitting your film, you expressly acknowledge and agree that you shall be bound by the terms of this agreement.

1. Screening Fees: Imagine This Women’s Film Festival is a non-profit organization and DOES NOT PAY SCREENING FEES FOR UNSOLICITED FILMS.*

2. Submission Details: Filmmakers need to provide accurate information about their film, including a brief synopsis, credits, production stills, promotional items, and any additional required materials. Please review to ensure all the information submitted is correct.

3. Promotional Materials: If available, please provide stills from the film, press materials, headshots, and filmography of the director, as well as black & white and/or color video trailer links from Vimeo and YouTube, and social media handles to help promote your selection. Please submit them with your application.

4. Copyright and Rights Clearance: Films must be free from any legal disputes, and the filmmaker should have obtained all necessary rights for music and exhibition.

5. Films that are publicly available online (free to screen) may be considered for exhibition during the Festival. Online private screenings through a festival’s online program do not count as publicly available online.




1. Invited projects must CONFIRM/ACCEPT their participation within 7 days. If confirmation is not received within this timeframe, the project's selection will be considered VOID.

2. Film Format: If selected, filmmakers must provide a downloadable HD H.264 file of their film within 30 days of the Notification Deadline. Failure to do so may result in the forfeiture of the accepted invitation.

3. Indemnification: Filmmakers agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Imagine This Women's Film Festival from any claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses related to the film's copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and any potential loss or damage to the screening videos entered.

I. Certification of Film Entrant: A. I, the undersigned, acknowledge and agree as follows: B. I have read, understand and fully comply with all submission eligibility information, Submission Guidelines, Terms and Conditions of Entry and Entry Eligibility requirements; C. To the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this document are true; D. The Feature, Short, Documentary, or Other Media I am submitting as my entry is not subject to any litigation nor is threatened by any litigation; E. I am duly authorized to submit this Production to the Festival; F. I hold  ITP's Film Festival harmless from any damage to the print(s) or tape(s) or media en route or otherwise during the course of the Festival; G. I hold the  ITP's Film Festival harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from my entry; H. I certify that I have full rights to the use of the music in the Production; I. I give permission for the  ITP's Film Festival to use excerpts of up to three minutes of the Production for promotional purposes; J. I give permission for the  ITP's Film Festival to use stills, titles, copy, and/or information from the Production for promotional purposes; K. I give permission for the  ITP's Film Festival to screen the Production at the  ITP's Film Festival event as well as at ancillary Festival presentations, programs, and/or events; L. I own or have authorization to all necessary copyrights and licenses; (If requested) will be able to provide model/actor release verification if requested; will be able to provide music, product and other copyright licensing verification if requested. As the Submitter/Producer, I agree to take on all copyright liability in regard to submitted film. M. Entry does not guarantee acceptance into  ITP's Film Festival or other  ITP's Film Festival Events. 
II. Film Submissions A. SUBMISSION FORMAT: All Festival submissions should be sent vie a Web Link. SUBMISSION LENGTH AND GENRE: we accept all forms and genres that would be deemed within a G, PG, PG-13, R, or NC-17. (1) Short form submissions are those under (40) minutes. (2) Long form (feature length) submissions are those (40) minutes and over in length, C. Submissions WILL NOT be returned. D. MULTIPLE ENTRIES are allowed, however, a separate entry form and fee shall be submitted for each. E. PRODUCER / FILMMAKER / COPYRIGHTS: Submitter (filmmaker or producer) will be referred to as “Producer or Submitter.” Producer must own all copyrights; must be able to provide music, product and other copyright licensing verification if requested. Producer agrees to take on all copyright liability in regard to submitted film. F. SUBMISSION DEADLINES: Submissions with postmarks prior to and after these will not qualify for entry into the Festival. G. ENTRY FEES: Entry fees are non-refundable. If your entry fee is not received with or prior to your submission, your entry may be deemed disqualified at the discretion of the  ITP's Film Festival. H. PREMIERE/DISTRIBUTION STATUS: We accept submissions that have premiered elsewhere; submissions may have distribution agreements already in place. I. LOSS OR DAMAGE: Every precaution will be taken to prevent damage to materials while in the possession of the Festival. J.  ITP's FILM FESTIVAL MARKETING: By submitting, Producer is consenting for use and copying of accepted projects for the purpose of promoting the  ITP's Film Festival. Producer is giving  ITP's Film Festival permission to use up to three minutes of submission to promote the Festival. K.  ITP's FILM FESTIVAL EXHIBITION AND SCREENING: By submitting, if chosen as an official selection, Producer is hereby granting permission for the  ITP's Film Festival to exhibit Producer’s submission in the  ITP's Film Festival Event. III. General Waiver Guidelines A. General. By entering this Contest, entrants agree to abide by the terms of these Official Rules, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Festival. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. B. By entering the Festival, entrants release, waive any claims with regard to, and hold harmless the promoter and the host from and against any and all claims of any kind that are or could be asserted with respect to any matter relating to the festival. Entrants further agree to indemnify, defend and hold the promoter and host harmless from any and all damages, liabilities, fees and cost incurred in defending against any third party claims or threats of claims asserted against promoter and/or host arising from any entrant’s participation in or conduct associated with the Festival. C. Nonperformance of any party shall be excused to the extent that performance is rendered impossible by strike, fire, flood, earthquakes, war, governmental acts or orders or restrictions, or any other reason where failure to perform is beyond the reasonable control, and not caused by the negligence of, the nonperforming party. Governing Law and Waiver of Damages. The Festival and these Official Rules are governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, United States of America, without regards to its principles of conflicts of law. For any dispute not subject to arbitration according to the above, entrant agrees to personal jurisdiction by the federal and state courts located in New York County, New York, United States of America, and waives any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such courts. D. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby irrevocably waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys’ fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in the Contest), and entrant further irrevocably waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased. E. Privacy. Information submitted in connection with the Contest will be treated in accordance with these Official Rules and the Site’s Privacy Policy, provided that in the event of any conflict between these Official Rules and such Privacy Policy, the terms and conditions of these Official Rules shall prevail. All Contestants and Team Members hereby acknowledge and agree that Promoter will have access to some or all of their personally identifiable information, including but not limited to registration information collected by the Host.

Overall Rating
  • Really thankful our film 'Pinch' could have its North American Premiere at this film festival. We're really thankful that the festival let us participate in a virtual Q&A especially since we couldn't attend the festival in person so it was great to feel more a part of the festival in this way. Great films included in the program!

    October 2023
  • I couldn't attend the festival but the staff was very commutative and even let me record a video for a virtual intro to my film since I wouldn't be able to attend the virtual Q&A! Really loved that touch! I heard from another filmmaker who attended that it was a great festival so I hope to submit and attend again in the future!

    October 2023

    A festival that takes care of its filmmakers and their works. That builds bridges between women in the film industry around the world. Congratulations for another incredible year and thank you so much from the entire Summers of your Winter team.

    October 2023
  • It was Perfect! Thanx to the Festival

    October 2023
  • Abbie Elliott

    Thank you Imagine This Women's Film Festival. This was the first time our film had been screened EVER! Such a lovely, welcoming start to our festival run. We have another film in the works and will be back with that soon!

    October 2023