WVN Film Festival.

A women’s rights film festival for emerging filmmakers.

WVN Film Festival 2024 Submission - 10th Edition.

Women’s Voices Now is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization using film to drive positive social change that advances girls’ and women’s rights globally.

Our documentary Film Festival promotes emerging women filmmakers using social-change films to advocate for women’s and girls’ rights around the world, by:

  • Providing a PLATFORM for emerging filmmakers telling essential, authentic stories.
  • Facilitating NETWORKING with other filmmakers and media industry professionals.

Since 2011, we have awarded $130k in cash prizes, received 965+ film submissions from 85+ countries, and reached audiences in 178 countries.




  • Early Bird: October 1, 2023
  • Regular: November 1, 2023
  • Late: December 1, 2023

Learn more about the festival hereFor any questions, please email: [email protected].


Documentary Features and Shorts

  • Early Bird: $25
  • Regular: $40
  • Late: $60

Youth Documentary Shorts

  • Early Bird: $5
  • Regular: $10
  • Late: $15

Submissions fee waiver:
To request a fee waiver for your documentary film submission, please complete the fee waiver request form..

2024 Awards

Leslie J. Sacks Best Documentary Feature 

Best Documentary Short 

Best Human Rights Documentary

Best Creative Documentary

Best First-time Filmmaker

Best Youth Documentary Short 

Advisory Board

The Celluloid Ceiling.

Women filmmakers are out there, so why is women-produced content still underrepresented? 

Women Filmmakers: Shattering That Ceiling.

Our independent film festival challenges gender-based stereotypes both on and off the screen. To support this vision, our online film festival:

Women's Voices Now
Film Festival Jury Members

Our Approach.

“The Women’s Voices Now Film Festival provides a rare and special platform for unheard voices and issues, and is a creative boon for independent women filmmakers around the world.”

– Dr. Meena Longjam, Filmmaker

2024 Festival Sponsors.

Women's Voices Now Film  Award Ceremony - April 25th at 12 PM PST.