Paris International Women Festival is a seasonal competitive Festival that valorizes the work of women filmmakers or films about women. Voted “the prettiest Little Town in Canada”, by Harrowsmith Magaizne, the town of Paris was established in 1850. In this festival, we are looking for a unique and innovative perspective from female filmmakers to introduce them and promote them. We also accept projects directed by non-female directors who have something important to say about womanhood.
The festival has a seasonal structure. First, the judges will privately review the submitted materials, and subsequently, they will announce the winners. The winner’s projects will then be introduced to our social media. A few of the winners will be then considered for the our seasonal online event.

1:) Awards for a female-made films (both short and feature)
Best French film
Best Intenrational Feature
Best Director
Best Producer
Best Female Cinematographer
Best Female Producer
Best Female Editor
Best Female Composer
Best Script
Best Unproduced script
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best First-time filmmaker
Best Documentary
Best Animation
Best Experimental
Best Horror
Best Comedy
Best Human Rights
Best Environmental
Best Web/TV/Pilot
Best Music Video
Best Student Film
Best Poster

2:) Awards for films about women
Best films about a women

✓ All films must be submitted in English or with English subtitles (if in a different language).

✓ All films must have been made in or after 2017.

✓ Short films must not exceed 30 minutes.

✓ Filmmakers are responsible for sorting out the copyright on their own materials.

✓ Nominations: These are all the films that have been nominated for an award in a category. This doesn’t mean that they are yet a selected film of the festvial. Few of the winner projects will be selected for the annual online event.

Official Selection: These are all the winner films selected for annual online event , which will be notified via email. If you received a Nomination email, but no Official Selection email, it means your film will not be screened, but is still a contender for an award in its category.

Award Winners: Chosen from the Nominations (which includes the Official Selection).

✓ We may promote clips from your film on social media, based on the press kits you provide us with.

✓ We retain the right to change the date of the online annual event under special circumstances. All filmmakers will be informed about any changes through email and our online platforms.

✓ We place no restrictions on your work in terms of premiere status or whether your work has been made available online.

✓ Any technical issues with the submitted films are 100 the responsibility of the filmmakers. If, at the time of judging, your video file doesn’t work or doesn’t have English subtitles (if in a language other than English), it will be automatically rejected, without a refund. Please contact the festival team ASAP if there are any issues with the submission process, and a solution will be found.

✓ We cannot provide refunds.

✓ If you have submitted your project in the previous year, please do not resubmit the same project to current edition.

✓ By submitting to us you agree to our terms and conditions and to receiving marketing newsletters and discounts about film festivals in the form of emails.

✓ We reserve the right to update our terms and conditions.

Overall Rating
  • Michael Buie

    Excellent Festival to participate in! Communication was great. I enjoyed the experience!

    January 2022
  • This is a terrific much needed festival that places the much needed focus on women's films.

    Their communication and quality is terrific.

    Grateful that our film Lola Does Manhattan was chosen as Best Short Comedy.

    I look forward to sharing many more of my films with this Festival.

    as best short comedy.

    January 2022
  • I was very thankful for the opportunity to submit and be a part of this festival.

    January 2022
  • Richard dykes

    Very pleased with this festival

    January 2022
  • Lemaine Brigitte

    Thank you a lot to select my movie "James Castle, the Silent way"
    Best regards

    January 2022