Mzansi Womens Film Festival (MWFF) is a platform to empower women filmmakers by showcasing films by women and about women. Established in Johannesburg in 2014, this annual festival is held the first weekend in August, Womens Month in South Africa. The festival envisages to be the premier womens film festival on the continent of Africa.
Call for MWFFs 5th edition film submission is open until 30 April 2018. Submissions can be entered through filmfreeway.com.
The MWFFs objectives are to:
Create a reputable platform for women filmmakers to showcase their work.
Create a reputable platform to showcase films made by and about women.
Create an annual networking opportunity for women filmmakers to identify and access opportunities in the film industry.
Facilitate access to training and/or development opportunities for women filmmakers.
Create an awards event that recognizes works of female filmmakers.
Films must be directed by a woman, or featuring a woman in a significant creative role (only films with a female director/producer are eligible for awards).
Though we EMPHASIZE FILMS DIRECTED BY WOMEN or PRODUCED BY WOMEN, we will consider all films about women's stories and issues affecting women. Festival does not exclude films directed by men if the topic is one of significance to women.
Only films produced after 15 August 2016 will be considered AND films produced before 31 December 1999 as Classic films category.
Foreign language films will only be accepted if they are subtitled in English.
We do not accept works-in-progress and will not update a submission with a more recent cut. Please do not submit your film until it is complete.