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Imagine This Women's International Film Festival
Imagine This Women's Film Festival
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ITWIFF empowers women filmmakers, promoting diversity and opportunities. Join our 6th year, submit your screenplay, and be part of the movement.
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Imagine This Women's International Film Festival (ITWIFF) is dedicated to amplifying and empowering independent and aspiring women filmmakers globally. Our festival is a vibrant celebration of diversity, actively promoting equal opportunities for BIPOC women and the LGBTQIA+ community. We provide a significant platform for women to showcase their talents, fostering an environment that encourages creative expression. Committed to creating a robust platform, ITWIFF aims to build a community that not only recognizes but also champions the diverse voices of women in the film industry. Now in its 6th year, seize the opportunity to have your screenplay reviewed by industry professionals and be a part of this global movement.

Prepare to be captivated by the 9th Edition of the Imagine This Women's Film Festival, where you'll be treated to an extraordinary lineup of fierce, daring, and original films crafted by exceptionally talented women and non-binary filmmakers and storytellers. This event promises not only a feast for your cinematic senses but also engaging Q&A sessions, enlightening educational panels, and thrilling special events, making it an exuberant celebration of creativity and empowerment.

Furthermore, ITWIFF embraces and actively encourages submissions from BIPOC women, LGBTQIA+ individuals, student filmmakers, and storytellers from diverse backgrounds. Our festival is committed to celebrating a wide spectrum of voices and perspectives to showcase the richness of talent from all walks of life.

ITWIFF enthusiastically invites submissions from women and non-binary filmmakers and storytellers who hold pivotal leadership positions. 


Our past judges have included industry leaders such as John Gibson, Vice President of External and Multicultural Affairs at the Motion Picture Association; Alex Park, Producer of 'Wanda Sykes is Not Normal,' 'Cooking With Jeff,' and 'Between Two Ferns'; and Angela Tucker, an American writer and Emmy and Webby award-winning producer/director best known for her work on 'Black Folk Don't,' 'Sexual,' 'All Styles,' and 'Belly of the Beast.' Tonia Boies an Emmy-nominated Associate Producer and Director.

Our past prizes, including:
Cash awards
Final Draft Software, 
International Screenwriters’ Association (ISA) memberships,
Please stay tuned for 2024 prizes. 


Sep 8th
Sep 22nd



The competition welcomes submissions from independent, established, and aspiring women screenwriters globally. We particularly encourage entries from individuals identifying as BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and non-binary.

Submission Process:

Submit projects electronically.

Include a brief bio, and contact information, and specify the category (Feature, Short, TV Pilot) in the submission.

Original Content:

All entries must be original works. If written by a team, at least one female member must be credited on the title page.

Submission Categories:

Feature Screenplays: 90–125 pages.

Short Screenplays: under 45 pages.

TV Pilots: 1/2 hour up to 38 pages and Hour up to 65.


Entrants must hold the rights to submitted screenplays.


Submissions should adhere to industry standards.


Entries must be in English.

Multiple Submissions:

Participants can submit entries in multiple categories, but a separate entry fee is required for each submission.


Entry fees are non-refundable in cases of submissions to the wrong category, accidental duplicates, or withdrawals after the deadline.


Each category may receive prizes, including cash awards, mentorship opportunities, or script consultations.

Judging Criteria:

Screenplays will be evaluated on originality, creativity, inclusivity, character development, and overall storytelling. TV Pilots will be judged on episode structure, series potential, intrigue, character introduction, world-building, dialogue, and dynamics.


Winning entries may be publicized by ITWIFF for promotional purposes.


Participants grant ITWIFF the right to use their names and submitted materials for promotional purposes.

Changes to Rules:

ITWIFF reserves the right to modify competition rules if necessary.


Participants are responsible for ensuring compliance with all rules and regulations.