March 8 Short Film Showcase

March 8 Short Film Showcase

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Enjoy the longest March 8 with WIFTI!

International Women’s Day is our annual reminder to renew and reinforce our fight for intersectional justice. We stand with everyone who faces discrimination caused by capitalist patriarchy and use our voices to shape public discourse and influence decision-makers, all around the world.

To celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, 2023 we are hosting our annual, 48h-long March 8 Short Film Showcase – the longest March 8 spanning across all time zones.

Here on the WIFTI Homepage and on Herflix, you will be able to watch 14 short films from our global community from March 8 at 12am in New Zealand until 12am in Hawaii!

We will feature inspiring, fierce, funny and beautiful works from our chapters in Australia, Brazil, Cyprus, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, New England, New Zealand, Savannah, Sweden and Washington.

How to watch? On March 8, whenever it starts in your country, go to or – you will find the access there.

Why not organise a watch party with your local chapter? Just saying…

WIFT International on various events in Berlin

WIFT International on various events in Berlin

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WIFTI x Berlinale 2023

For the upcoming Berlin International Film Festival and European Film Market 2023, WIFTI will be hosting, co-hosting and supporting several events. After three years of not meeting in-person in Berlin, we are looking forward to reconnecting with our global community in the German capital.

Several members of the board from Jamaica, USA, Caucasus, Israel, Germany, Sweden, Italy, and Ireland will be present and available for meetings, chats or friendly catch-ups.


WIFT Germany is hosting their annual Berlinale event on Saturday, 18th February. Meet filmmakers from all over the world in networking sessions and panel discussions!

As filmmakers we get to create our vision of the world and inspire audiences to dream of what might be and to shape their perception of what already is.

But that also means that we have the responsibility to reflect on these stories and on how we tell and present them to maximise their impact. Women’s visions have long been overlooked – now is the time to make them seen.

Date: February 18th from 9.30am to 1pm at the Nordic Embassies.

Join us for this event by Power To Transform which WIFTI is supporting!

The pandemic has brought special challenges for women and for our work towards a gender-balanced film industry. We think is it time and important to both reflect on the past years and to look into the future together: What challenges have women film organizations faced recently and what can a path forward look like?

On top of that, we like to shine a spotlight on the work of women filmmakers in the current crisis areas that are shaking the world. We want to make visible the importance of female voices during crisis and in restrictive systems. Female filmmakers from Iran, Afghanistan and Ukraine are invited and will share their perspectives.

Date: February 17th at the Embassy of Canada to Germany, Leipziger Platz 17, 10117 Berlin.

WIFTI Summit 2023 – Save The Date

WIFTI Summit 2023 – Save The Date

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WIFTI Summit 2023 – Save The Date
“WIFTI Helsinki Summit 2023 – Facing the Future” takes place in Hanasaari cultural center and conference hotel in the inner city archipelago of Helsinki.
It is a two-day event bringing together Wiftians from all over the world, sharing experiences and ideas with their peers, creating an action plan to face the challenges and possibilities for the future.

WIFTI invites all chapters to join this unique event. Your wishes and ideas for the programme are also welcome, so do send them as well as any inquiries to along with possible requests for letters of invitation.


Stay updated on our homepage in the next months.

Watch the WIFTI Worldwide Pitch

Watch the WIFTI Worldwide Pitch

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Watch the WIFTI Worldwide Pitch

On December 12, 2022 we are hosting the WIFTI Worldwide Pitch event for the first time. Every member of any WIFT chapter is invited to join online and watch our sisters that will present their projects to the jury. Find the public registration for the Pitch below.

The WIFTI Worldwide Pitch is dedicated to the impact of our global community and is based on the belief of making us all love and live in a peaceful environment.

We are proud to feature projects from all six continents. The following chapters will present a project:

New Mexico Women in Film, USA



WIFT Germany

Women in Film Guild Botswana

WIFT Namibia

WIFT Finland

WIFT Georgia


WIFT Brasil

WIFT Italy



WIFT China

WIFT Austin Texas

WIFT Sweden

WIFTGCC – Abu Dhabi

WIFT Australia

WIFT Norway



Time: 10am Pacific Time / 1pm Easter Time / 7pm Central European Time / 8pm South African Time / 5am Australian Easter Time (Dec 13)

Please share in your networks. The participating projects will receive their own individual links.

March 8 Short Film Showcase

Submissions for March 8 Short Film Showcase

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Submissions open for March 8 Short Film Showcase    

To celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, 2023 we will host our annual, 48h-long March 8 Short Film Showcase!

Every WIFT Chapter is invited to contribute with one short film of max. 8 minutes to be part of this program.
The film must be directed by a woman or non-binary person and have a woman or non-binary person in the lead role. It must furthermore represent an angle/subject that the applying chapter experiences as important for our global community.
All chapters are responsible for clarifying the rights to screen the film worldwide and online for the 48 hours of March 8th 2022 worldwide.
Deadline to submit: February 8th
To submit:
Every chapter may select ONE short film from their body of members. Individual members CANNOT send their films directly to us – the submission must come from the chapter committee/board.
Chapters may send the following information to Osnat Bukofzer:

Instructions on how to send the film file will be communicated when the written material is received. 

Film Details: Duration, Country, Language, Year, Genre, Topic

Cast & Crew: Director, Producer, Writer, Cinematographer, Editor, Actors, Distributor Company, Sales Agent, Festivals & Awards

Art of Sustainability – A Global Reflection

Art of Sustainability – A Global Reflection

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Join us for the first webinar of our series “Art of Sustainability”

As part of WIFTI’s new series ‘Art of Sustainability – A Global Reflection’, WIFTI President Helene Granqvist will be in conversation with Prem Gill, CEO of Creative BC, Canada and independent producer and line producer Stephanie Dawson.

The conversation will be on Green Shooting, why the work for environmental sustainability and inclusion is so connected and why we need to be more conscious of the impact of our storytelling on the film & TV ecosystem.

Date: January 10th, 2023 at 12pm Pacific Time / 3pm Eastern Time / 9pm Central European Time / 7am Australian Eastern Time



Prem Gill is Chief Executive Officer of Creative BC, the organization designated by the Province of British Columbia to unite, sustain and grow British Columbia’s dynamic and diverse creative sector, including motion picture, music and sound recording, interactive and digital media, and magazine and book publishing.

Bringing more than 20 years of experience in the digital media and entertainment industries, Prem has been named one of Canada’s 100 most powerful women, Vancouver Magazine’s “Power 50” and received the Community Catalyst award from the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade.

For many years, Prem has championed Canadian creativity as a representative and spokesperson to media, industry and government at all levels. As CEO of Creative BC, Prem is responsible for delivering a wide range of programs and services that will expand B.C.’s creative economy to reach its economic, social and creative potential both at home and globally.

Stephanie Dawson is a producer, line producer, and production manager for narrative, unscripted, and branded content with over 15 years of experience. Her other recent credits include DOWN WITH THE KING (2021), MAYA & HER LOVER (2020), DEREK DELGAUDIO’S IN & OF ITSELF (HULU), GREAT PERFORMANCES (PBS) and HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL (HGTV). She has also worked in live events such as Fashion Week and the Tom Joyner Family Reunion.

In 2009, she was introduced to sustainable production on a commercial for a major big box store. Shortly after that, a production with Glass Eye Pix also implemented sustainability measures on set. This sparked a synergy between her two professional loves: filmmaking and the environment. She has pushed for eco processes on set wherever possible since.

She is producing the forthcoming feature film THE RHODORA which she co-wrote with director Maria Matteoli (THE WINE OF SUMMER). She is producing alongside Trevite Willis (CARGO).

In March of 2022, Dawson was inducted to the Full Sail University Hall of Fame. Stephanie is a founding member of the non-profit Women Independent Producers, co-chair of the Producers Guild of America Green Committee and a Climate Reality Leader. She is currently a Producer for the PBS Series Great Performances with WNET Group/Thirteen.