DEAR FILMMAKERS,
PLEASE NOTE THAT SAGA 2020 HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19.
WE WILL BE BACK ON THE 13TH/ 20TH/ 27TH OF AUGUST, 2021. WE LOOK FORWARD TO BEING ABLE TO SCREEN YOUR FILMS AND OFFER SAGA AWARDS AT THAT TIME.
UNTIL THEN, THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR WONDERFUL ENTRIES.
TAKE CARE, KEEP MAKING YOUR ART AND FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT.
KIND REGARDS,
THE SAGA TEAM.

SAGA is :
A grassroots film festival that creates a platform for women and girls to tell their own stories, to shape their own narratives and to define themselves before they are defined by others.
A deliciously culturally diverse cacophony of ideas​ and world perspectives.
A celebration of the vision of women and girls behind the camera.

If you consider that 93% of directors are male, then the question must surely be :

’Where are the women’s stories? What’s happened to them?’

Well, some of them are here, at SAGA. Other than creating a great volunteering experience and building community around film, SAGA is about screening these films, telling these untold stories, in all their diversity and wonderfulness.

SAGA is a way for women to tell their own stories from their own world perspective. With women and girls behind the camera, SAGA will be a festival full of surprises - expect to see lots of unusual and interesting films!

In a nutshell, SAGA is a defiantly culturally inclusive women's film festival based on the notion that the stories of women and girls matter.

NB We have had a name change. SAGA is now SAGA Adelaide : WIFF.

NB SAGA Adelaide : WIFF will take place over 3 Friday nights - the 7th, 14th and 21st of August, 2020.

NB Other than include other women artists (spoken word, musicians and artists), we are planning an outdoor party on the 7th. More info as it comes to hand!

SAGA Adelaide : WIFF Best in Festival
Any genre
US $250

SAGA Adelaide : WIFF Runner-up
US $150

SAGA Adelaide : WIFF/ A Sign of Respect/ Slice of Life Community Film Making
Aboriginal/ Torres Strait Islander/ Indigenous
US $250

PLEASE NOTE THAT SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED WITHOUT A SYNOPSIS, STILL SHOT AND SHORT BIOGRAPHY OF THE FILMMAKER.

FILMS MADE BY SOLO MALE DIRECTORS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED AT ALL. While film crews can be mixed (male, female, other), there must at least be a girl or a woman directing, writing or producing the film as SAGA Adelaide : WIFF is a women-behind-the-camera film festival.

Films selected will then need to be transferred to DCP (by the film maker) in order to be screened at the festival. If there are any issues with this, please contact the director on sagawiff@gmail.com

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  • josephine ehlert

    I was very happy, that SAGA broadcasted our short film. I so much like the idea of empowering Female Filmmakers. Thank you so much for having us.

    March 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Josephine, it's our pleasure.
    Thank you.
    Mona Khizam and the SAGA Team.

  • Jasna Safić

    Thank you for selecting film Switch, it was a honor to take part on SAGA Adelaide FF!

    September 2019
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    Response from festival:

    It was our pleasure.
    Thank you for the great film.
    Mona Khizam and the SAGA Team

  • THANK YOU! WE ARE VERY HAPPY WITH THE AWARD AND THE REPLAY OF THIS FESTIVAL! THANK YOU TO ALL INVOLVED! LONG LIFE TO THE CINEMA!

    September 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Viva La Somaé Films!

  • BARNALI RAY SHUKLA

    Am thrilled that my experimental short, 'Mermaids Are Waiting', made it to SAGA as a finalist this year. Feels so wonderful to be part of this unique festival and that my work communicated so far away from my land of practice. Much love from India and hoping that I can come over to Adelaide some day soon.

    September 2019
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    Response from festival:

    You are welcome! See you post-Covid19. Until then, take care and keep making your films!

  • Cool Women's International Film Festival!

    September 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Many thanks!