Toronto Women Film Festival celebrates and recognizes films made by talented female filmmakers from all over the world. Throughout the past few years, the festival has screened films directed by women in Carlton Cinema, Innis Town Hall of the University of Toronto, Toronto Film Channel and various art centers.
The IMDb qualifying seasonal and annual festival offers the promotion and screening of films and women in media in various programs of the festival through live annual screenings and digital seasonal screenings. 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 aims to discover, promote, screen and award female filmmakers and stories dealing with women in societies around the world.
Toronto Women Festival has become one of the most popular festivals dedicated to female talents in the film industry in the past few years. The members of our jury and programmers have been selected from award winning artists working in media from Canada, United States, Austria, Germany, Japan, Iran, India, Sweden, United Kingdom and all over the world. Award winning artists of Toronto Women Film Festival can also apply to become a member of the jury for a new edition of the IMDb qualifying competition.
It is important to recognize talented female voices and female artists from all over the world. Our seasonal screening is offered to all the official selections and nominees upon request from the producers. The annual festival runs in parallel to TIFF in September of every year and screens films directed by independent women directors at the Innis Town Hall of the University of Toronto and Carlton Cinema.
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.
It is the responsibility of the submitter to provide a link and a password that works. Otherwise, the project will be disqualified and not selected.
Films must be either produced, directed or written by a female or include a female cast or female characters, themes, or a female cinematographer 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.
If the film is selected for the live screening of the annual, the director must be able to attend the screening in Toronto.