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 Short Film
Best Documentary Feature
Best Documentary Short
Best Student Film
Best Animated Short Film
Best Sound Design
Best Production Design
Best Costume Design
Best Original Score
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.