The International Images Film Festival for Women (IIFF) was founded in 2002. IIFF is the only women’s festival South of the Sahara and has become an integral part of the local and regional film calendars and is a focal point for Pan-African film makers. The focus of IIFF is to show films that depict women in a positive light as well as films where men are shown advancing the causes/rights of women. Workshops and special discussions are also held during the festival.



Calling all filmmakers! Submit your film next year to Zimbabwe's biggest, fastest growing film festival.

IIFF is an internationally recognised festival held to inspire positive images of women, interrogate, debate and celebrate the world of women, as well as the communities that women live in through films that exhibit gender sensitive narratives.

We are looking for films that;
show women's contribution to a better society and world
engage with global issues and how they affect women
focus on the journey of African women
are about allies for African and African diaspora women

Submission requirements
Completed entry form.
Submission fee or waiver for international submissions.
A password protected preview of the film (Vimeo link or dropbox).
Digital press kit. The press kit should include three high resolution colour stills, full cast/crew list, directors statement, film synopsis. Posters are welcome but cannot be substituted for stills.
Please email all materials to or upload them to FilmFreeway. Be sure to activate your press kit on FilmFreeway.
Entry Requirements
Films must not be available on the internet.
Films should not have been premiered or screened in Zimbabwe 3 months prior to festival.
Films must have been produced between January 2015 and May 2018.
All non-English language films must have legible English subtitles.
You may submit through FilmFreeway or submit a completed submission form to

Overall Rating
  • Lulu Keating

    This is an amazing festival! Enter it! Attend it! I was so impressed with the devoted, inspired way these women have been conducting workshops and bringing films into the community to appreciative audiences. Their selection of films was consistently excellent. I highly recommend this festival.

    September 2018
  • Tafadzwa Chiriga

    Really proud to have been part of this festival. Keep up the great work.

    September 2018
    Response from festival:

    Thank you Tafadzwa.
    BHIZAUTARE RA ARTHUR is a great film - thanks for submitting it to IIFF 2018. We look forward to seeing more of your films in the future.

  • I am happy to connect with the Festival. Thanks for selecting my film

    September 2017
  • Hyeon-woo SON

    Very good!!!!!The message of hopeful light will be beautifully danced there.

    September 2017