While battling the ailing independent film appreciation among the wider public, and supporting to celebrate the work of women filmmakers, was born Pakistan’s home-grown Women International Film Festival (WIFF), hosted by Women Through Film.

WIFF’2023 is going to be held in March 2023, showing some of the most resonant and thought-provoking feature films received by female independent filmmakers from around the world.

1. Submitted films MUST be directed by women. They can, however, co-direct their film(s) with a male counterpart. The central role in the filmmaking process must be played by a woman.

2. Films should contain original content, produced and directed by the filmmaker himself/herself.

3. Violation of intellectual property rights, "infringement" with regard to patents, copyright, and trademarks, and "misappropriation" with respect to trade secrets, can be a breach of civil law or criminal law, and can be used to file a lawsuit.

4. If music or additional film material used in your film is not original, then you must cite the source. This is entirely the filmmaker’s responsibility. Failure to cite the source will result in your film being withdrawn from the Festival.

5. In the event that your content is found to be plagiarized, your film will be removed from the festival, and your name will be blacklisted making you ineligible to submit any films in the upcoming WIFFs.

6. If your film is not in the English language, please send it with subtitles in English at the bottom

7. Films should be submitted through YouTube and Vimeo links only

8. Contestants must submit their photo ID along with the film

9. Films submitted past the deadline will not be accepted

10. Your films cannot feature brand logos nor endorse products.

Overall Rating
  • Lucila Riggio

    It's always an honor to be part of this festival. Communication, as usual, was also great. Thank you!

    March 2022

  • It has been a great experience to be at this festival. Thank you so much, for your wonderful hospitality. Very good and so friendly festival. Best of luck for the future!

    June 2021
  • Alexe Landgren

    Couldn't attend, but had great communications about my film and would really much have liked to be there.

    March 2019
  • Solmaz Etemad

    Every thing was great , thank you all the team. Nice colleagues, photographer and...

    March 2019