Welcome to the 16th Annual Vancouver International Women in Film Festival

Resilience. Challenge. Change.

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This year's virtual festival showcases an international lineup of short- and feature-length films, from narrative and documentary to experimental and animation—celebrating the complexity and diversity of ways girls and women choose to challenge, overcome, and inspire—themselves, each other, their communities, and our world today.

On demand films. Online events. This is #VIWFF2021.

All film programs are on demand on VIFF Connect. A pre-recorded Virtual Artist Talk is included with each film program you watch.

Our livestream panels, workshop, artist talk, table reads, and Best of the Fest awards announcements are hosted on Zoom.

VIWFF is produced by Women in Film and Television Vancouver (WIFTV), a member-driven, not-for-profit society founded in 1989, which addresses systemic barriers to women’s equal participation in screen-based media.

Now in its 16th year, VIWFF continues to provide a platform for challenging gender imbalance and the lack of equity and diversity in the screen-based media industry. VIWFF 2021 is proud to showcase a majority of women filmmakers and creatives, including the stories and voices of Canadian and international Black, Indigenous and Women of Colour, Women with Disabilities, LGBTQ2++ Women, and Gender Diverse people, in an international, multi-genre selection of 6 feature films and 26 shorts, from 13 countries.

VIWFF 2021 also hosts an International Women’s Day panel, a genre panel, a Screenplay Competition Finalist artist talk, table reads of script excerpts from its Tricksters and Writers Indigenous writing program, a Digital Marketing workshop, and the Best of the Fest awards announcements.
Register for VIWFF 2021 events on Zoom

We are located on the unceded traditional and ancestral homelands of the land of the Coast Salish peoples–Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.

Get access to every VIWFF 2021 film with a festival pass!


Buy a Festival Pass - $40

Includes access to:

  • All festival films
  • Watch any film at any time from March 4 - March 14 on VIFF Connect
  • Only $30 for students and seniors!

VIWFF 2021 Films


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