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.
The venue of the festival was secured, and partnerships were explored to strengthen the festival’s impact and boost a diverse and productive participation. Speakers were equally mobilized to facilitate workshops, panel sessions, masterclass, and other sessions at the film festival.
The film festival successfully held on the 4th and 5th March at the Niger and Benue Halls and the Executive Hall of the Abuja International Conference Centre with very rich participation from Abuja, Lagos, and other cities across the country and around the world thanks to the livestream that opened access to people to have a virtual experience of the festival. The attendance recorded a very rich presence of filmmakers, especially women, which was the true essence of the gathering.