Short and Long Film Festival for Film Directors Concerned about Women's Issues 2020

Date limite : 01 mars 2020

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Short and Long Film Festival for Film Directors Concerned about Women's Issues 2020

The Secretariat of the 6th edition of the Herat International Women’s Film Festival requests filmmakers to send in short or long feature and documentary films the main theme of which should be concerned with women-related issues for the one-week Festival to be held as of August 2020 in Afghanistan.


A jury comprising domestic and international filmmakers and critics shall judge the films in two national and international sections.

  • In the National Films Section, the Festival Statues and other prizes shall be awarded to the best fiction and feature film, best documentary, best animation, best feature director, best documentary director, best film script, best leading female and male actors, best female child actor, best cinematography, best sound mixing and best editing.
  • In the International Film Section, the Festival Statue shall be awarded to the best feature film, best documentary, best short film, and best animation.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • All genres – short fiction/fiction feature, non-fiction, animation, experimental and student films – are welcome.
  • For entry in Women Cinema section, submitted films should either have been made by female directors or have addressed women’s issues if they have been made by male directors. (If the film has more than one Director, at least one of them should be a woman.)
  • For entry In World Cinema section, there’s no limitation, the festival is open to everyone regardless of budget and experience. The festival considers the films submitted for each category for all individual categories. In this section, HIWFF’s aim is to discover new talent, films, and filmmakers with potential, and to recognize the collaborative work this art form is funded on.
  • HIWFF is a juried competition, works will be considered for competition only if they were completed after January 1, 2017.


  • Participants may send multiple entries, but separate forms are required for each entry. Films made in languages other than English are required to be subtitled in English and will not be accepted for the pre-selection process without subtitles in English.
  • All required permissions from copyright holders should be acquired before entering the work into the Herat International Women’s Film Festival and copies of the permissions shared with the festival.
  • If a film is selected, the copyright holders of the film should permit free-of-cost public screenings at the festival and at any related events.
  • A participant should specify if the festival has permission for his film to be a part of the traveling packages.

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Pays hôte: أفغانستان


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