Festival 2023

Announcing the 18 th IAWRT ASIAN WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL, 2023

Dear Filmmaker,

The 18th IAWRT Asian Women’s Film Festival will be held in New Delhi in March 2023 as IAWRT India Chapter organizes this unique Asian women’s film festival each year to mark the International Women’s Day on March 8 th each year. Launched in 2005, the IAWRT film festival has showcased works of women of Asian origin in a range of genres – documentary, fiction, experimental, and animation. The festival is held every year at the India International Centre, New Delhi.

The festival has travelled to many Indian cities, and the curated package of films from the festival has been screened at other festivals across the world. Known for the simulating discussions on the craft, the festival over the years has attracted diverse audiences—from the curious cinephile to the well-read connoisseur.

In its 18th edition, the festival seeks to invite entries which explore and expand on the world around us. We would like to welcome you to submit your film for the festival. Please note this is a Non-Competitive festival.  There is no entry fees. The aim of the festival is to give a platform to women filmmakers to showcase their work and no screening fees is paid for the selected films which make it to the coveted list of screenings.

The director or one of the co-directors’ should be a woman or someone who identifies as a woman of Asian origin.

We would be grateful if you could circulate the entry form to women filmmakers across the world.

We eagerly look forward to receiving the films.

Gauri D Chakraborty
Festival Director
18th IAWRT Asian Women’s Film Festival, March 2023

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