Beirut International Women Film Festival (BWFF) was founded in 2017, in Lebanon, celebrated the month of March under the theme “Women for Leadership” highlighting the role of women as leaders in their societies.
As the theme reflects, BWFF mission is to act as disciples of the seventh art, by seeking the true change via calling to take actions, to make a stand, to insist on equal rights and responsibilities in the film craft, and in any other aspect in society.
BWFF mission takes inspiration from the Beirut Film Society mission statement, which believes in providing equal opportunities for Lebanese and foreign Women filmmakers. Hence, “Beirut International Women Film Festival” was born with clear objectives: to educate future generations of filmmakers on such an issue, to shed the light on successful stories of women in cinema, to empower them, to set back certain equilibrium in the way they are portrayed, and to remove the silhouette that was forced to be put on them.”
BWFF accepts both Lebanese and international films, feature and short films in all categories: Fiction, Documentary, Animation & Experimental, and Dance films; BWFF received for its latest edition more than 1200 submissions from more than 100 countries, and applicants varied between fresh startup filmmakers and independent professional women filmmakers.