Toronto Women Film Festival celebrates and recognizes films made by talented female filmmakers from all over the world. The festival is an IMDb qualifying seasonal festival in partnership with Toronto Film Channel and sponsored by Toronto Film Magazine.
Every season, the festival focuses on female driven stories, independent female directors, producers, writers, actresses, cinematographers, editors, and all female artists contributing to the language of cinema as women in film. Toronto Women Festival has become one of the most popular festivals dedicated to female talents in the film industry. The festival also promotes and provides online screening to about 250 shorts and 50 features every year through online screening.
The festival also selects films created by all genders from all over the world from various backgrounds, cultures and traditions dealing with women in society. Films created by male directors about female characters are qualified to submit to the festival as well.
The seasonal festival aims to discover, promote, screen and award female filmmakers and stories dealing with women in societies around the world.
The members of our jury have been selected from award winning artists from Canada, United States, Austria, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom and all over the world. Award winning artists of each edition can also apply to become a member of the jury for a new edition of the festival in order to vote for one of the assigned categories under the supervision of the artistic director and the festival management team.
The festival seeks Canadian and international productions of all genres. It is important to recognize talented female voices and female artists from all over the world.
Best Science Fiction
Best Music Video
Best Student Film
Best Female Cinematographer
Best Female Scriptwriter
Best Female Producer
Best Female Editor
Best Female Director
Best Female Composer
Best Human Rights
Best Canadian Female Filmmaker
Best First Time Female Filmmaker
Films About Women
Films must have been completed within the past three years.
Films must be either produced, directed or written by a female or include a female cast or female characters, themes, or a female cinemtographer or editor.
Male directors can submit a film to Films About Women Category and also nominate a female director, female producer, female scriptwriter, and any member of the crew and cast as a female artist.
Non English language films need to have English subtitles.
Shorts must be less than 50 minutes.
Premiere status is not required and all films are qualified to submit.
The festival has the right to use promotional material.
The filmmaker has secured all the rights.
Entry fees are non refundable.