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’2024 is going to be held in March 2024, 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 Failure to cite the source will result in your film being withdrawn from the Festival.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
  • Aya El Hussieny

    I enjoyed the festival very much, the audience was from all over the globe and they were engaging and supportive, and the festival's team was the best, the world needs more festivals like this.

    March 2024
  • Olga Koleva

    I deeply regret having to write this review, as I have never experienced such a disappointment before. Initially, I received an email confirming the selection of my film, followed by completing a film consent form and receiving the official selection laurel. Furthermore, I was in contact with the Embassy of my country in Pakistan, who expressed interest in attending the festival and requested the screening date. However, upon the release of the schedule, my film was not included for some reason. Despite seeking clarification, I received no response from the festival organizers, leaving me completely in the dark about what happened. Horrible.

    March 2024
  • Kainat Thebo

    The festival is amazing. I feel so honored to be part of it. Wonderful team and brilliant film collection!

    March 2024
  • Thank you for including Cuppa Chai at your festival. We couldn't attend the programme but were very happy with the outreach programme and promotion of the festival.

    March 2024
  • Thank you very much.
    We loved being part of this event

    March 2024