Toronto Women Film Festival celebrates and recognizes films made by talented female filmmakers from all over the world. The festival is an IMDb qualifying festival in partnership with Toronto Film Channel and sponsored by Toronto Film Magazine.

Every edition, 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.

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 virtual online competition aims to discover, promote, screen and award female filmmakers and stories dealing with women in societies around the world. The award winners of each edition can also request for promotion and online screening.

The members of our jury are 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.

Narrative Feature
Narrative Short
Feature Documentary
Short Documentary
Best Experimental
Best Comedy
Best Science Fiction
Best Horror
Best Animation
Best Web/TV/Pilot
Best Music Video
Best Student Film
Best Actress
Best Female Cinematographer
Best Female Scriptwriter
Best Female Producer
Best Female Editor
Best Female Director
Best Female Composer
Best Human Rights
Best Environmental
Best Poster
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.

Overall Rating
  • Terrificl Women's Festival. We were very pleased to be an official selection with Lola Does Manhattan. I look forward to entering new women's related films to this Festival.

    December 2021
  • Lindsay Levesque

    Thank you so much for including my web series, "20 Questions" in this amazing festival full of smart, talented women creators! Looking forward to being back!

    December 2021
  • A great little film festival. As a male filmmaker, it was an honour and a pleasure to be a part of it.

    November 2021
  • Mario Côté

    Excellent festival, bonne communication et bonne réputation!

    November 2021
  • Joseph L Harrison

    As a writer, this is an amazing experience for many reasons. I am excited and extremely honored to have two screenplays, "Here To Stay" and "Hellbent Glory Run" selected to be in the Toronto International Women Film Festival. Toronto International Women Film Festival truly promotes world scripts both nationally and internationally. Being selected not only has boosted my screenplay, but has allowed for greater exposure to potential producers and decision-makers at major motion pictures companies in Hollywood and elsewhere. For this and more, I cannot recommend the Toronto International Women Film Festival nor say thank you enough!!

    November 2021