Vancouver International
Women in Film Festival

WIFTV's Signature Event

VIWFF is the only film festival dedicated to women and gender diverse people in Western Canada, and one of just three international film festivals for women and gender diverse people in Canada.

18 Years of Diversity & Inclusion

Now in its 18th year. VIWFF continues to provide a platform for challenging gender inequity and the lack of diversity in the screen-based media industry through a combination of film screening, discussions, professional development and networking opportunities.

Thank you for attending VIWFF23!

The 2023 festival ran for 5 days March 7-11 in person at VIFF, encompassing International Women’s Day on March 8, and online from March 12-25.



VIWFF showcases an impressive line-up of short and feature-length films across all genres of narrative, documentary, experimental and animation. We feature works by both established and emerging women and gender diverse filmmakers from around the world, including a strong showing of films by Indigenous, local BC and Canadian filmmakers. The festival also offers a dynamic range of Industry programming, including:


Screenplay Competition

Ceremony & Gala

Artist talks,
and more!

Vancouver International Women in Film Festival 2023

On March 7-11 we proudly presented Vancouver International Women in Film Festival (VIWFF), a five-day celebration featuring in-person screenings, receptions, filmmaker panels, and more at VIFF Centre.

Followed by a virtual festival March 12-25, VIWFF includes 35 films from 12 countries, made up of 17 Canadian films — with 5 from local BC filmmakers.

VIWFF 2023 also presented an International Women’s Day Panel on March 8th, featuring major players in diversity and inclusion efforts.