The Women’s International Film & Arts Festival is now accepting films for the 12th Annual Festival and Conference scheduled for November 1- November 5, 2017.  


Submissions will be accepted from May 1, 2017 through August 31, 2017.



AMONG MIAMI'S BEST                                    

The Women’s International Film & Arts Festival (WIFF) is consistently rated as one of the premiere international film festivals dedicated to women. Set in sexy Miami, Florida, WIFF is a great location to screen films, network at parties, sit by the beach, and possibly spot celebrities and industry pros sipping Pina Coladas and Mojitos at one of our outdoor film screenings, while enjoying the South Florida weather featuring 7 hours of sunlight and November temperatures averaging 79 degrees Fahrenheit (26 C) .

Twice Awarded as the top Miami Film Festival by the Miami New Times Newspaper (2013 and 2007), the event has attracted Academy Award Winner Halle Berry; 2007 Oscar Nominee (Babel) Adriana Barraza:  Emmy, Grammy and Golden Globe Award (American Gangster) winning actress and legend the late Ms. Ruby Dee; the Breakfast Club’s Alley Sheedy, beautiful actress/producer Vivica A. Fox and many others.


Our 12th annual event features a two-day Woman in Film & Entertainment Conference entitled “Breaking Down Barriers” with panels and workshops spearheaded by some of the top women and men in the industry….. When the sun goes down, be part of the red carpet screenings when we highlight some of the most outstanding and dynamic films made by women!




Jury awards are given for the following categories:                  

US Narrative Feature, International Narrative Feature, US Documentary Feature, International Documentary Feature, Narrative Short, Doc Short Animated Film, Mission Award, Best Acting In A Feature Film, Best Acting In A Short Film. Jury award prizes vary from year to year as sponsorships allow but typically include goods and services in excess of $1500 value.


Films must be produced, directed, edited or written by a woman. Films by men are accepted but they must be about women’s social, economic, geographical, political or health issues. WIFF reserves the right to determine whether a film qualifies for this exception.


All non-English language films must have English subtitles or dubbed in English. First and second-time directors encouraged. Florida premieres given extra points Students should enter their film under the “Reel Girls: Real Women™ category. A copy of the current student ID must be submitted along with the entry to be considered eligible.


At least one person from the filmmaking team is required to attend the festival in person in Miami to participate in the Q&A for the film screening. The festival will be hosting a welcome reception on Thursday, November 3rd followed by film screenings, panels, a gala and other events November 29 thru December 3, 2017. Each filmmaker will be given a maximum of 4 tickets to their screening for the crew, family, personal guests, or press.


Films will be accepted beginning May 1, 2017 through August 31, 2017. For complete rules and information click here. You may submit your film in three ways:

1. By downloading this form and mailing your DVD, check and signed documents to us

2. Through withoutabox.com by clicking here:

3. Through filmfreeway.com using the following link: FilmFreeway.com/festival/womensfilmfest

Good Luck and see you in Miami!