Through Women's Eyes International Film Festival (TWE) is an international film festival offering films with a focus on international women's issues, stories, and lives as well as films on any topic by women filmmakers.. We seek film offerings from any and all nations. 2020 is the 21st year of TWE, and will take place on March 6, 7, and 8, 2020.
Our typical audience is about 100 people per screening. We strongly encourage filmmakers of selected films to attend TWE, as it is a great opportunity to publicize the film, answer questions from the audience, participate in reception or panel discussions with other filmmakers, etc.
TWE is a fundraiser for the US National Committee for UN Women (USNC), an arm of the United Nations. UN Women works in over 90 countries in support of gender equality and women's empowerment. TWE is a volunteer staffed festival and all net proceeds of TWE are donated to the USNC for advocacy programs and to support the work of UN Women worldwide. Cineworx is an Official Sponsor of TWE. Submitting filmmakers can receive reduced rate DCP encoding for exhibition through Cineworx .
Awards will be selected for:
Best Narrative Feature
Best Student Short
Our festival emphasizes FILMS DIRECTED BY WOMEN and/or PRODUCED BY WOMEN and films directed by ANYONE if the topic is of significant particular interest to the woman’s experience We accept all types of films from comedy to Sci-Fi. We want to include as many types of film as possible.
There will be a Student Showcase included in the festival, so students are encouraged to submit.
All films must have been completed AFTER Jan 1, 2019 to be eligible for TWE 2020.
No film submitted to TWE may have been viewed publicly, either in theatrical release or through electronic or digital media or DVD sales, prior to March 6, 2020. Showing in a recognized film festival before TWE is permitted; there are NO OTHER EXCEPTIONS.
PLEASE NOTE: EXHIBITION COPY OF ALL FILMS ACCEPTED BY TWE MUST BE IN DCP FORMAT ONLY. THE DCP MUST BE PROFESSIONALLY AUTHORED. THERE ARE ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS EXHIBITION FORMAT, SO UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS THE FILMMAKER'S MONETARY RESPONSIBILITY TO PROVIDE A PROFESSIONALLY AUTHORED DCP IF FILMMAKER'S FILM IS SELECTED BY TWE.
CINEWORX https://cineworx.net/ is our festival sponsor for and preferred partner for all digital services. TWE films receive substantial discounts for digital encoding through CINEWORX.