Celebrating feminine energy in all it's iterations!

On March 26th, join New Women Space for an amazing day of film. IYA Film Festival was inspired by Yoruba cosmology. Ìyá Nlá is the primordial spirit of all creation. She is believed to be the source of all existence. Iya Nla literally means “Great Mother” in the Yoruba language. In alignment with the Great Mother, New Women Space's IYA Film Festival celebrates the feminine principle in all of its wide and varied iterations.
This film festival is open to ALL who identify as female, womxn, women, GNC, and nonbinary folks and centers BIPOC voices.

Enjoy a day of films filtered through a feminine lense. Then meet the filmmakers and gain behind-the-scenes access through post screening talkbacks.

IYA Film Festival is broken into two parts, hosting several films during each section.

🎟Part I (1-3:30pm): Film info coming soon

🎟Part II (4:30-7:00pm): Film info coming soon

Within our lounge area, you'll be able to grab food, drinks, snap a themed picture with our photo booth to commemorate your time, and make connections with fellow cinephiles. The lounge is open before and after films and between Parts I and II.

Get a ticket to Part I or Part II or join for the whole day.

Join us as we highlight feminine works, stories, & perspectives!

Acceptable format for Screening Consideration is Vimeo videos with password access and Youtube private links with a password. DVDs and USBs are acceptable. If your film is selected, you will need to provide a digital copy.

• If a film is accepted, filmmakers will be responsible for delivering their exhibition materials by a date determined by the festival. You run the risk of having your film acceptance revoked if items are not received by the due date.
• The IYA Film Festival is not liable for submission or exhibition materials that are lost or damaged.
• Filmmaker must have all clearances, including trademark and copyrighted materials. You must have authorized permission for all materials. The filmmaker remains entirely liable for any claims that may occur as a result of screening the film.
• Filmmaker authorizes the IYA Film Festival permission to screen their film at the festival.
• The festival must receive the exhibition copy by the date specified to screen the film.

We accept previously released films but not before 2018.