Lilan Bowden Makes Waves.

We’re thrilled to announce that Lilan Bowden, an accomplished actor and director, is the recipient of our 2nd annual Women Making Waves Award!

Meet our 2023 Film Festival Keynote Speaker.

Not only has Lilan achieved great success on screen, but she’s also a fierce advocate for women’s rights and civil society activism off screen. 

We’re honored to have her as our Keynote Speaker at the 2023 Film Festival. Get ready to be inspired!

All films selected for the festival will be available on demand from March 1-31.

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2023 Awards

Leslie J. Sacks Grand Prize Award for Best Documentary Feature – $3,500

Best Documentary Short – $2,000

Best First-Time Filmmaker – Feature Doc $1,500

Best First-Time Filmmaker – Short Doc $1,000

Best Creative Documentary – $1,000

Best Youth Documentary Short – $1,000

Tom Lantos Best Human Rights Documentary – $2,000

Women Filmmakers: Shattering That Ceiling.

Our independent film festival challenges gender-based stereotypes both on and off the screen. To support this vision, our women’s rights documentary 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

Festival Sponsors.


2024 Girls Voices Now Summer Media Training Program applications are now open