Imagine This Women's International Film Festival (ITWIFF) aims to amplify and empower independent and aspiring women and non-binary filmmakers from around the world.

The 7th Annual Imagine This Women's Film Festival will feature fierce, bold, original films by women and non-binary filmmakers and storytellers, Q&As, educational panels, and special events.

Imagine This Women's Film Festival's goal is to support women by sharing their work with the public, promoting equal opportunities for BIPOC women and the LGBTQIA+ community while providing educational and professional development, and serving as a resource information network.

Imagine This Women's Film Festival accepts films from womxn filmmakers and storytellers in leadership positions. At least one woman must fill the role of either director, producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, editor, leading role, and etc.

Imagine This encourages BIPOC women, LGBTQIA+, student filmmakers, and storytellers to submit.

"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

Please note: Imagine This is still planning on holding our annual film festival during our announced dates. We will also continue to follow the guidelines put forth by the public health directives and New York State, which will help to determine whether the festival’s format will be in-theatre or online, or a mixture of both. We will announce any updates via our website.

CASH PRIZES & IN-KIND PRIZES

(SAMPLE PRIZES FROM PREVIOUS YEARS)

*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
Audience Award 
*Best Screenplay

TO SUBMIT FILM:

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. PLEASE READ OUR GUIDELINES CAREFULLY before submitting your film as we do not issue refunds for entry fees. It is your responsibility to ensure your film meets our criteria and submission guidelines.

2. *Imagine This Women’s Film Festival is a non-profit organization and we do not pay Screening Fees*

3. Complete the details required, providing a brief synopsis of the film, credits, production stills, and additional promotional items. Please review to ensure all the information submitted is correct.

4. If available, please provide stills from the film; press materials; headshots and filmography of the director; b&w and/or color and video trailer links from Vimeo and Youtube and social media handles to help promote your selection. Please submit them with your application.

5. All films submitted must be free from any legal disputes and the filmmaker must have cleared all rights for music and exhibition.

** WE DO NOT PAY SCREENING FEES **

**PLEASE NOTE THAT WITHDRAWING A SUBMISSION DOES NOT PROVIDE A REFUND**

IF SELECTED
1. You are required to send us a downloadable HD H.264 file of your film. Or allow access to download via FilmFreeway or via Vimeo only. Once you receive an acceptance letter you are required to allow your film to be downloaded.

2. Failure to deliver a digital HD screening file within 30 days of Notification Deadline Forfeits accepted invitation**

3. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Imagine This Women’s Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

TERMS 
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.

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  • Myrta Vida

    From the "Second Responders" team (Short Documentary), please accept our sincere gratitude. The level of professionalism, organization, and overall enthusiasm for films was extraordinary! We're absolutely honored to have been a 2021 Official Selection of this Festival.

    November 2021
  • I had a great online experience with Imagine This! The founders and organizers really appreciate film and storytelling, communication via email was great, and I participated in an interesting talk with fellow filmmakers as part of their talkback series via zoom. They truly made the best of the difficult COVID situation--their film selection was great, and films were very well displayed on the online film guide. I was honored to have "ALEXIS" receive the Best Sci-Fi award this year! I'll happily return with my next project.

    November 2021
  • DRAMA HIGH

    I had a great time at Imagine This Women's International Film Festival. Despite the festival being virtual, their communication was great! I always knew what was expected of me and if I ran into issues, I could always reach out, and they would be gracious when helping me. I was also happy to participate in the panel, and got to learn about other talented female filmmakers through that. Thank you for selecting Drama High, and I would definitely submit work again.

    October 2021
  • As my first film festival (and Honorable Mention for SORRY) I could not have been happier to have participated at ITWFF. Loads of clear communication from beginning to end, great panels and plenty of time to connect virtually with other very talented FF. Only sad that it couldn't be in person this year. Highly recommend. Thanks for all of the work you both did to make this success! Cheers!

    October 2021
  • Yennué Zárate Valderrama

    Thank you so much for all the work, I loved the festival, the organizers and participants. Thank you for doing a women's film festival, it's much needed. All the best from Mexico!

    October 2021