The Women’s International Film Festival Nigeria (WIFFEN) is a premier film festival in Nigeria. The goal of the festival is to celebrate women in film around the world.

The extended objective of the Women’s International Film Festival Nigeria is to promote women in film and ensure that women filmmakers’ capacities are strengthened thereby creating platforms for local and global female filmmakers to learn and engage while celebrating women’s achievements in the film industry.

The festival was birthed out of the desire to build a community of female filmmakers supporting and empowering one another to grow and thrive in the global film industry. This will also inspire young girls to aspire to tell their stories through film, without the fear of being looked down on or abused.

The Women’s International Film Festival (WIFFEN) encourages women filmmakers to think, imagine, create, and share their stories with the world. The festival accepts submissions for FREE.

WIFFEN provides a platform for challenging gender imbalance and the lack of diversity in the film and media industry through a combination of film screenings, discussions, and professional development opportunities as well as incorporating International Women’s Day events into its programming.

Best Picture
Best Short Film
Best Documentary Feature
Best Documentary Short
Best Student Film
Best Animated Short Film
Best Director
Best Sound Design
Best Editing
Best Cinematography
Best Production Design
Best Costume Design
Best Lighting
Best Original Score
Best Actress
Best Child Actress

All the film festival selections will receive the WIFFEN Laurel and are eligible to compete for awards. And all awardees will receive the WIFFEN Award Trophy in recognition of their outstanding work.

The submission must be done by a woman (and the production must be directed, produced or written by a woman and have at least 60% of the production cast and crew as women)
All films submitted must have been completed not earlier than January 1st 2019
The submission’s pictures must be clear, submitted as a full HD (1920 x 1080)
The submission must have good sound
Non-English language films need to have English subtitles.
The film runtime should exceed 50 minutes for feature films and not exceed 30 minutes for short films
The festival is open to all genres, including fiction and non-fiction.
The festival has a right to use promotional materials.
The filmmaker has secured all the rights and WIFFEN will not be liable for any infringement or copyright issues.
The films will be judged based on the originality, creativity, plot, pacing, structure, characters, subject matter, sound, and cinematography of the film.
The most outstanding productions will be eligible for the festival award categories.

Overall Rating
  • Shrijana Creation

    Fantastic program although it was all remote for us, enjoyed the festival.

    May 2022
  • Loved it! It was engaging, professional, and came with a lot of perks! I met so many amazing people.

    May 2022
  • Film Locos

    I understand it takes a lot of work to make a film festival and I do understand that it was the first year but the lack of communication is outrageous. Our film got nominated and we don't know what category it was for. We had representatives in person at the festival and our film wasn't even mentioned again zero reply. I wrote an email explaining the frustration and to see if the festival could explain what has happened it's been 45 days and we haven't got any reply. So for this reason I do not recommend this festival. We as a team felt really disrespected.

    April 2022
  • Muchas gracias por hacernos el honor de estar con vosotros!
    Atentamente Reyes Caballero
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    March 2022
  • Alexandra Markovic

    Thank you so much for selecting my film The View. Your recognition of my work really means a lot to me.

    March 2022