Women's Voices Now Frequently Asked Questions



When was Women’s Voices Now established?

In 2010, Women’s Voices Now (WVN), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, was founded on the idea that women’s voices and their struggle for equality around the world should be amplified, and that film can bring awareness to these issues while forming and mobilizing a community committed to action.

How do I support Women’s Voices Now?

There are many ways to support Women’s Voices Now, including one-time donations, becoming a monthly subscriber, and donating appreciated stock. Visit our donate page to learn about the many ways to support our work. 

How do I watch a film in the WVN Film Collection, Voices for Change?

Voices for Change, the Women’s Voices Now Film Collection, raises awareness of the struggles and triumphs of women and girls around the globe, inviting audience members to contribute to change supportive of their rights.

These independent films have been crafted about women and girls worldwide – in many instances by women directors themselves. Our movies are available for streaming anytime, anywhere, for free

How many countries and languages can I find in the WVN Film Collection?

Currently, the WVN Film Collection includes 200+ films from 67 countries and 44 languages, and has been viewed in 178 countries.

How do I submit my film to the WVN Film Collection, Voices for Change?

To submit your film to the WVN Film Collection, fill out the google form here.

How do I submit my film to the Women’s Voices Now Film Festival?

The WVN Film Festival receives film submissions via the Film Freeway portal. The Film Festival submissions period opens in August each year. Winners are announced during March, and celebrated along with International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month.

From how many countries have directors submitted to the Women’s Voices Now Film Festival?

As of 2022, the Women’s Voices Now Film Festival has received 825+ films from 80+ countries, and awarded $118,000 in cash prizes. Each year we award $13,000 in cash prizes.

How do I apply to the Girls’ Voices Now program?

The application period for the Girls’ Voices Now program opens from April to early June each year. The application will be accessible via the Girls’ Voices Now url on our website during these months. This program empowers the next generation of youth from under-resourced communities to find, develop, and use their voice for social change through filmmaking.

How do I sign up for the WVN Newsletter?

To sign up for the WVN newsletter, visit this link and become a member of our global community.

Can I volunteer or intern with WVN?

Yes! We rely on our wonderful volunteers for guidance and assistance. If you are looking to share your expertise, experience, or time for a meaningful cause, we’d love to work with you! This form will help us determine how we can best work together.

Is my contribution to Women’s Voices Now tax-deductible?

Yes, we are a registered United States 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization

How do I join the Board of Directors?

We are always excited to meet accomplished and energetic individuals to join our board of directors. To learn more about joining this esteemed and dedicated group of individuals, click here.

How do I join the Advisory Board?

The WVN Advisory Board represents a diverse group of individuals who support our organization in a variety of creative ways, helping us to network, gain visibility, and being available to consult on a range of expertises. To learn more about this board, email: [email protected].

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