Wench Film Festival is India's First Fantastic Film Festival showcasing films made by filmmakers inclusive of BIWOC, LGBTQ+ women, and Non-Binary.
Fantastic Films Include Horror, Sci Fi, and Fantasy!
The Physical festival will be held for 3 DAYS March 1-3, 2024 ! After a successful physical Edition 3 we have decided to not have any screenings online and focus on growing a thriving and engaged community. We will reveal the location soon.
Films completed after March 2022 are eligible.
HIGHLIGHTS OF PREVIOUS FESTIVALS
V3, 2023 (HYBRID)
25 FILMS ALL SCREENED PHYSICALLY IN 2 LOCATIONS
-OPENING SPEAKER ANVITA DUTT
-MASTERCLASS IN HORROR BY VIKRAM BHATT
-HORROR WRITERS ROOM WITH KAIZAD GUSTAD
-PITCH IT TILL YOU MAKE IT - INDIA'S GIRST HORROR PITCHING SESSION
-LIVE SCORING TO THE FIRST SCI FI FILM - A TRIP TO THE MOON
-DISCUSSING GENRE AND THE GAZE WITH VISHAL FURIA AND ENSIA MIRZA
V Two, 2022 (HYBRID)
43 DIRECTED BY WOMEN.
6 IMPORTANT PANELS - 23 PANELISTS
-HIGH ON SPIRITS
-NO FREAKINGIdeaWhat THISThingIs (NFT)
-FESTIVAL PROGRAMMING : THE INSIDE STORY
-I SEE DEAD PEOPLE
V One, 2021 (Virtual)
41 Films -
11 Kids Films
ALL DIRECTED BY WOMEN !
7 Important Panels - 52 Panelist’s
-Consent and Intimacy on Set
-Sound of Music
-Women In Advertising
With stellar ticket sales in Year 1, 2, and 3 of the festival with titles that were largely discovered at the festival is testimony to what the festival set out to achieve and is probably the best response received for any online festival from India.
ARE YOU READY TO SMASH THAT BLOODY CEILING WITH US?
(PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PHYSICAL PART OF THE FESTIVAL CAN CHANGE IF COVID STRIKES AGAIN OR SOMETHING NEW CROPS UP! PLEASE CHECK HERE OR ON OUR WEBSITE www.wenchfilmfestival.com FOR UPDATES)
WFF IS A FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL- ONLY FANTASY, SCI-FI AND HORROR FILMS WILL BE ACCEPTED (Documentaries, Narratives and Hybrids)
Horror is subjective as a theme as well and need not only be knee jerk reactive. Climate Change and Sexual Assault are both completely different topics but Horrific in nature. It's how you treat your film.
Should the submitted film not adhere to this eligibility requirement or to the following rules and terms, WFF retains the right to disqualify said film and is under no obligation to contact the submitting party and/or refund the submission fee.
Please carefully read the following terms and rules, including Selection and Notification, Submission Rules, and Terms and Conditions.
-Films completed after March 2022 are eligible.
-By submitting to the festival you confirm that you own the rights of the film, including the rights to the music in the film. WFF is not responsible and will not be held responsible in case of any dispute. Your film may be disqualified without a notice or refund.
- We Welcome Narrative, Animated, Experimental, Documentary and Music Videos
-All entries should be sent via FILMFREEWAY with a secure Online Screener.
-There is no minimum / maximum running time.
-Filmmakers may submit multiple entries as long as each film is submitted with its own Entry Form, Online Screener and paid Entry Fee.
-Submitted films that are not eligible will be withdrawn. Please check eligibility before submitting. Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
-You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Wench Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.
-The entrant expressly agrees that the film may be shown at the festival and used for promotional purposes in connection with the festival. This includes, among other things, the distribution of the film to all jury members, the use of excerpts for advertising clips and other uses within the framework of the festival. In addition, the submitter agrees that the film may be shown at events after the festival.
-Submitted films must not have undergone commercial exploitation – for example, an official theatrical release and a DVD and Blu-ray release – by the time of the festival. Private“ screenings such as premieres, festival participations, and self-distributed DVDs and Blu-rays are exempt from this restriction