ABOUT US


Women’s Voices Now (WVN) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization using the medium of film to create an interconnected and mobilized women’s rights community, working together to improve the status of women worldwide. Our films and activities foster awareness of women’s rights issues and provide clear channels of action that encourage our viewers to join the global women’s rights movement. With our Fiscal Sponsorship and Mentorship Programs, WVN supports the important work of filmmakers striving to create impactful and timely cinema. WVN has held special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UNECOSOC) since 2017.



 


Film Festival

The annual Women’s Voices Now Online Film Festival recognizes and celebrates films and filmmakers creating works that address the international struggle for women’s equality. Each year, films are carefully selected from around the world. The films that are selected to compete in the festival are made public and viewed and voted on by our panel of expert judges as well as by tens of thousands of people online, for a truly global and inclusive film festival experience. Official selections of the festival compete for awards, cash prizes, media features, and the opportunity to enter WVN’s film archive.


Film Archive, Education, and Screening Packages

WVN curates an exclusive and unique archive of 200+ films from citizen journalists, guerilla, and professional filmmakers from around the world, available to stream for free. This archive provides alternative sources of media and information from activists and filmmakers tackling the social and political issues surrounding women’s rights globally. These films are then curated by WVN staff into free educational screening packages and curriculum for institutions, organizations, and schools that wish to screen films and hold discussions about the pressing issues facing women, internationally. 

Get more information on our educational programs and screening packages.


Ambassador Program

WVN Ambassadors are dedicated, motivated, and self-starting individuals who understand the power of film to inspire their communities and create a dialogue about our shared struggle to achieve women’s equality worldwide.

Our ambassadors are volunteer students, activists, and any individual who organizes and coordinates screenings and discussions of WVN films.

If you are interested in becoming an ambassador, click here.


Fiscal Sponsorship for Filmmakers

Women’s Voices Now aims to support, amplify, and promote the important work being done by filmmakers worldwide in the realm of women’s rights. Whether you’re a female filmmaker or a filmmaker making a film about women, Women’s Voices Now wants to help. WVN offers low-cost fiscal sponsorship to independent producers internationally.

For more information, please visit our Fiscal Sponsorship page.


Workshops

WVN offers workshops to underrepresented and underserved communities of women, men, and children, combining films from our international archive with writing, photography, and/or filmmaking curriculum. If you are interested in organizing a workshop or want to learn more, please contact us.


We Believe, Support, and Promote…

▲ that the equality of every human being is innate and immutable and that women are entitled to equal rights and free expression.
▲ that no faith, religion, race, or culture is a basis for one group to claim to be and act superior to another group and that adherents of all faiths have the right to practice, their personal beliefs without fear of persecution.
▲ that the only acceptable intolerance is that which is directed towards intolerance itself.
▲ that violence, or the incitement thereto, is never an acceptable response to the free expression of critical thinking, alternative views, peaceful protests, opposing media, literature, and discussion.
that amplifying women’s voices—and those of the men who support women’s rights—is a guaranteed way to contribute to a more equitable and just world and we invite all those who share our vision, beliefs, and goals to join us.