WVN Film Festival.

A women’s rights documentary films recognizing films by women that advocate for girls’ and women’s rights around the world.

Call for Submissions: Film Festival 2022.

We are now accepting submissions in the documentary feature, documentary short, and youth documentary categories!

If yes, then YES, this is the festival for you! 

Our online women’s rights documentary film festival seeks films by women filmmakers and femme-identifying filmmakers. Winners will be announced in March 2022, when our festival events will take place virtually, for our global audiences.

All filmmakers whose works are pre-selected to the festival receive discounted tickets to festival events, networking opportunities, visibility and a new community of like-minded filmmakers!

Films compete for $10,000 in cash prizes. 

Not a filmmaker? Check out other ways to participate in the festival below!

Film Previewer Volunteer

2022 Awards

Leslie J. Sacks Best Documentary Feature  – $3,500

Best Documentary Short – $2,000

Best Human Rights Documentary – $1,500

Best Creative Documentary  – $1,000

Best First-time Filmmaker  – $1,000

Best Youth Documentary Short – $500

Other Ways to Participate.

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2022 Festival Sponsors.
Advisory Board

The Celluloid Ceiling.

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

Women Filmmakers: Shattering That Ceiling.

Contributing to a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive film industry, 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

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