WIFFEN

Celebrating Female Filmmakers

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Women’s International Film Festival Nigeria (WIFFEN) 2024

The signature Women’s International Film Festival Nigeria (WIFFEN) will hold its second edition of the festival from the 20th – 23rd March 2024 at the International Conference Centre, Central Business District, Abuja. WIFFEN will host female filmmakers, film executives, film distributors, donors, diplomatic missions, development partners, students, media, and other stakeholders in 4 days of vibrant activities including film screenings, keynote presentations, panel discussions, masterclasses, workshops and other exciting entertainment around the theme, ‘Celebrating Women, Culture, and Film’.

The 2nd edition of WIFFEN received over 4500 films from over 135 countries of the world. And the WIFFEN jury, representative of Africa, America, and Europe; they watched the films, and scored the films based on the criteria for selection. Also, the films were entered into the respective festival awards categories and emerge based on the judges’ scores and evaluation of the films.

The festival award trophies are distinctly designed, produced and branded to celebrate and continue to inspire other women in film around the world. Let’s celebrate female filmmakers together as we celebrate women’s month!

‘Celebrating Women, Culture, and Film’

Women’s International Film Festival Nigeria (WIFFEN)

The Women’s International Film Festival Nigeria (WIFFEN) is a premier film festival in Nigeria. The goal of the festival is to celebrate women in film around the world. The festival was birthed out of the desire to build a community of female filmmakers supporting and empowering one another to grow and thrive in the global film industry. This will also inspire young girls to aspire to tell their stories through film, without the fear of being looked down on or abused.

Schedule

WIFFEN Festival Schedule

Women’s International Film Festival Nigeria (WIFFEN)
‘Celebrating Women, Culture, and Film’
20th – 23nd March 2024
10:00am – 8:00pm daily

day 01
20 March
day 02
21 March
day 03
22 March
day 04
23 March
8:00am – 9:00am
Registration / Film Screening – Africa/Asia Films
Niger Hall, ICC
9:00am – 10:00am
Film Screening – Africa Films
Niger Hall, ICC
10:00am – 10:30am
Opening Remarks: Africa & Asia Embassies
Niger Hall, ICC
10:30am – 11:30am
Keynote: The Year of Women in Film
Niger Hall, ICC
11:30am – 12:30pm
Unveiling Nigeria’s Cinematic Gems: Overcoming the Screenplay Challenge to Match its Literary Excellence
Niger Hall, ICC
8:00am – 9:00am
Registration / Film Screening – North/South America Films
Niger Hall, ICC
9:00am – 10:00am
Film Screening – North America Films
Niger Hall, ICC
10:00am – 10:30am
Welcome Remarks: North & South America Embassies
Niger Hall, ICC
10:30am – 11:30am
Masterclass: Demystifying Film Distribution
Niger Hall, ICC
11:30am – 12:30pm
Character Chronicles: A Celebration of Casting and Craft
Niger Hall, ICC
8:00am – 9:00am
Registration / Film Screening – Europe & Oceania Films
Niger Hall, ICC
9:00am – 10:00am
Film Screening – Europe & Oceania Films
Niger Hall, ICC
10:00am – 10:30am
Welcome Remarks: Europe & Oceania Embassies (To be confirmed)
Niger Hall, ICC
10:30am – 11:30am
Empowering Voices: Amplifying African Female Filmmakers in Cultural Storytelling through Audio-Visual Artistry
Niger Hall, ICC
11:30am – 12:30pm
Girls Screentime: Film screening and discussion with adolescent girls
Niger Hall, ICC
10:00am – 12:00pm
Awards Events Rehearsals
Niger Hall, ICC
12:00pm – 03:30pm
Break & Awards Preparations
Niger Hall, ICC
3:30pm – 5:00pm
WIFFEN Awards Red Carpet
Niger Hall, ICC
5:00pm – 8:00pm
WIFFEN Awards Ceremony
Niger Hall, ICC

WIFFEN 2022 Film Selections

WIFFEN 2022 WORKSHOPS and AWARDS HIGHLIGHTS

The signature Women’s International Film Festival Nigeria (WIFFEN) launched on the 4th and 5th March 2021 at the International Conference Centre, Central Business District, Abuja. The Women’s International Film Festival Nigeria (WIFFEN) held to mark the 2021 International Women’s Day 2022.

The film festival’s call for film submissions was launched to collect women’s films from around the world. And at the end of the call for film submissions, 3,067 films were submitted from 132 countries of the world. The jury of the WIFFEN film selections were selected from France, South Africa, Canada, and Nigeria to align with the global coverage of the festival. And they provided the professional service of watching the films submitted to score them and decide the film festival selections and award winners against various indices and criteria.

The award trophies for the film festival winners were distinctly designed, produced, and branded to celebrate and continue to inspire other women in film.

Festival Awards

WIFFEN Awards

Best Picture

The film runtime should exceed 50 minutes
Open to all genres, including fiction and non-fiction

WIFFEN Awards

Best Documentary Short

Film runtime should not exceed 30 minutes
Open to all genres, including fiction and non-fiction

WIFFEN Awards

Best Short Film

Film runtime should not exceed 30 minutes
Open to all genres, including fiction and non-fiction

WIFFEN Awards

Best Documentary Feature

The film runtime should exceed 50 minutes
Open to all genres, including fiction and non-fiction

WIFFEN Awards

Best Student Film

The film should not exceed 30 minutes
Open to all genres, including fiction and non-fiction

WIFFEN Awards

Best Animated Short Film

Film runtime should not exceed 30 minutes
Open to all genres, including fiction and non-fiction

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