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Vancouver International Women in Film Festival (IWFF) 2023

Events, panels, and festival showcasing women and gender diverse filmmakers and creatives from Canada and international IBPOC, People with Disabilities and the LGBTQ2+ community


Vancouver International Women in Film Festival

In person: March 7-11, 2023 and Online: March 12-25, 2023

Now in its 18th year, VIWFF continues to provide a platform for challenging gender inequity and the lack of diversity in the screen-based media industry through a combination of film screening, discussions, professional development and networking opportunities. VIWFF is the only film festival dedicated to women and gender diverse people in Western Canada, and one of just three international film festivals for women and gender diverse people in Canada.

On March 7-11 we proudly present Vancouver International Women in Film Festival, a five-day celebration featuring in-person screenings, receptions, filmmaker panels, and more at VIFF Centre. This is followed by a virtual festival March 12-25, VIWFF will include 35 films from 12 countries, made up of 17 Canadian films — with 5 from local BC filmmakers.

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

There are two ways to see the festival:

Passes: Choose from a variety of passes that’ll allow you to save and see more.

Tickets: We recommend that you purchase tickets online in advance when possible.

We can’t wait to share our incredible line up of films with you!





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