WIFFEN

Celebrating Female Filmmakers

The National Female Filmmakers Congress

The National Female Filmmakers Congress will host the screening of films by women, along with eclectic panel and break-out discussion sessions on thematic issues affecting women in film. The Congress holds on the 11th of October 2022 to mark the International Day of the Girl and the International Mental Health Day which is globally observed on the 10th of October 2022. Together, women in film in Nigeria will convene to watch social impact films produced by women while learning and sharing together about the opportunities in the industry and how women can position themselves to thrive in the industry.

Are you a Film Director, Producer, Editor, Actor or do you work in the area of sound, light, production design, costume design, hair, and makeup? Name it! Let’s connect and explore opportunities to share our experiences, learn from one another and support each other.

Register to attend the National Female Filmmakers Congress on the 11th of October 2022 at 10:00am prompt at the Auditorium, Yar’ Adua Centre, 1 Memorial Drive, Central Area (Close to the Central Mosque and the Sheraton Hotel) Abuja.

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.

TICKETS

Women’s International Film Festival Nigeria (WIFFEN)

WIFFEN holds on the 4th and 5th March at the International Conference Centre, 11, Central Area, 900001, Abuja. Nigeria from 8:00am – 8:00pm daily.

The WIFFEN Awards is on the 5th March from 5:00pm – 8:00pm and you need a TICKET to attend.

‘Celebrating Female Filmmakers Around the World’
4th and 5th March 2022
8:00am – 8:00pm daily

Schedule

WIFFEN Festival Schedule

Women’s International Film Festival Nigeria (WIFFEN)
‘Celebrating Female Filmmakers Around the World’
4th and 5th March 2022
10:00am – 8:00pm daily

day 01
04 March
day 02
05 March
8:00am – 10:00am
Film Screening/Opening Session
Niger Hall, ICC
10:00am – 10:30am
Keynote Address by the French Ambassador/Opening Address by the Festival Director
Niger Hall, ICC
10:30am – 11:30am
Panel Session: Film Funding for Female Filmmakers
Niger Hall, ICC
11:30am – 12:30pm
Panel Session: Distribution Opportunities for Female Filmmakers
Niger Hall, ICC
7:30am – 8:00am
Registration
Niger Hall, ICC
8:00am – 10:00am
Film Screening
Niger Hall, ICC
10:00am – 11:00am
The Craft of the Plot: Scriptwriting for better Storytelling
Niger Hall, ICC
11:00am – 12:00pm
Wikipedia: Promoting Women’s Visibility Online
Niger Hall, ICC

WIFFEN 2022 Film Selections

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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