March 8 Short Film Showcase

March 8 Short Film Showcase

WIFTI Short Flm Showcase

Celebrate March 8 with us and join us for 48 hours of short films from around the world!


On International Women’s Day, you’re invited to travel the globe with an empowering short film showcase spanning 18 countries. Created by and centered on women, these stories will send you on a journey across continents and through time zones to experience the female gaze around the world. From navigating rites of passage, to challenging gender norms and negotiating power dynamics, the individuals in this collection question authority, overthrow others’ expectations, and succeed in taking ownership of their lives. A mosaic of animated, narrative and documentary works come together to reflect our unique perspectives and celebrate our shared wisdom.

March 8 WIFTI Showcase

Meet the curators

It’s an extraordinary joy and honour to have these short films curated by the programming team Lucy Mukerjee and Charlie Hidalgo, who share their perspective of the world through the camera lens with us.

Charlie Hidalgo is a Colombian trans man, filmmaker, film curator, and a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre’s Producers’ Lab.

Lucy Mukerjee is a queer British-Asian film curator, and a co-founder of the Programmers Of Colour Collective, comprising of 300 BIPOC film festival curators around the globe.

As inclusion activists, Charlie and Lucy formed Meraki Moving Pictures to empower queer and trans BIPOC storytellers and increase the visibility of marginalized voices in the media.


March 8 Curators


We also worked with our diversity partner Ceretai on analysing the films on women’s screen presence and speaking time:


WIFTI March 8 Analysis Ceretai



Annual WIFT at Berlinale Event

Annual WIFT at Berlinale Event

WIFT at Berlinale


Annual WIFT Berlinale Event


You can re-watch the event here.


An official partnership with Berlinale. In collaboration with WIFT Germany and WIFT International, WIFT Sweden, WIF LA, WIFT India, WIFT Africa & Forum of Women in Film & TV Nigeria


Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2021, Time: 5-7pm CET

Location: Youtube




All you need is love: Reimagining RomComs in Bollywood, Nollywood & Hollywood


Compelling storytelling with changing faces of love…

Love is universal and our shared language all around the globe. The quest for love is everlasting, and so is the quest for relevant romantic comedies. As in life and the entertainment industry, women are becoming more empowered and today’s romantic comedies are embracing more diverse relationships across ethnicities, backgrounds, sexes and ages.

From Asia to Africa, and from Europe to the Americas…

With this event we will explore the cultural perspectives on love across the world’s most influential film industries: Bollywood, Nollywood and Hollywood. Experts will discuss the beloved genre’s classics as well as new opportunities of storytelling today and for the future.



Welcome from WIFT  

Opening Note Mariette Rissenbeek, Co-head Berlinale 


Deep Dive Interviews (1-on-1, 15min each)

Moderated by Wendy Mitchell.
With writer-director Alankrita Shrivastava (India), writer-director Hamisha Daryani Ahuja (Nigeria), writer-director Clea DuVall (USA) and producer Lisa Blumenberg (Germany).



Queen’s Tables (ca 20min) Each table with a focus theme, introduced by a moderator, followed by a quick intro (30sec) of each of the 10 attendees from the audience. Each table will be moderated by a special guest, to be announced soon.
(exclusive access for WIFT members from all around the world)


Speed Networking (ca. 20min) Transfer of the traditional format from our physical event at Berlinale into the virtual world. Quick 2min-meetings allocated by Zoom’s random generator.
(exclusive access for WIFT members from all around the world)


All events are for free and you can register here.

Coffee Chat on Building Resilience

Coffee Chat on Building Resilience

Coffee Chat on Building Resilience

After a year of crisis, how can we tackle this new year, what do we need to build resilience for the unknown? We invited producer and psychologist Rebecca Day from Film in Mind to help us navigate through the manifold pressures we might encounter. Join us for this informal coffee chat and share your outlooks, fears, dreams for this new year, listen to others and get some gentle insights.

Date: Thursday, 28th January, 2021.
Time: 3pm EST / 9pm CET

(Wifti members only)

Certify your film for free

Certify your film for free

Certify your film for free

A staggering 80% of audiences want more diversity in media and entertainment.
(Read up on it here!) To meet this demand, Ceretai has developed an artificial intelligence tool that measures diversity and determines if a film breaks norms.

Ceretai is now launching three different certifications for gender, age and ethnicity. With Ceretai’s labels, your film can be visible to a global audience on, and be featured on the soon-to-be-launched platform for norm-breaking movies.

Certify your film for free and be a front-runner in the fight for equality and diversity.

Click on the movie below and register & stream for free., in partnership with Ceretai & WIFTI, is sponsoring two Ceretai-certified movies for February.


Monitoring Diversity

Monitoring Diversity

Monitoring Diversity

In a collaboration with Ceretai, Herflix, WIFTI and SF Studios, we are running a project funded by the Swedish Innovation Agency Vinnova to investigate norms on the big screen. The goal of the project is to implement technical solutions to drive change towards increased diversity, and to investigate ways for the film industry to monetise on this.

Within the scope of the project, Ceretai will carry out automatic analysis of hundreds of feature films using their software, and will also strive to create a label for movies that break the norm.

Ceretai wants to:
1. Offer free equality and diversity analysis on feature films.
2. Set up partnerships where we provide diversity data to producers/distributors, get feedback on the data’s usability, and jointly investigate monetisation opportunities.

Read more on Ceretai’s homepage.

Herflix is a proud partner with Ceretai & WIFTI to present the important results of this initiative on the WIFTI Channel – streamed worldwide on the Herflix OnDemand Movie Theater.

We can announce that if you are a member of any WIFT Chapter, that is a paid up member of WIFTI, both your features and shorts, new or old, have a welcome home on the WIFTI Channel, where you can share your work with fellow members and viewers worldwide.

For information on submissions, please contact

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