Mumbai Women’s International Film Festival (MWIFF) 2014, India’s biggest women film festival is calling for entries. The festival organized by Oculus Creations is in its second edition and will be held from 6th to 13th December 2014. The festival brings in an opportunity for the filmmakers to showcase their talent on an international platform.
The festival intents to spawn opportunities for the filmmakers worldwide, especially the female filmmakers. With various categories, the festival provides a platform for the filmmakers to choose their niche. The film submissions are divided into two sections namely Competitive section and Non-competitive section with a total of 7 categories. The Competition section includes Short Films, Documentary Films, Public Service Announcement (PSA) and Feature Film; the Non-Competition section includes World Cinebusters, Indian Panorama and World Premiere. The films made after 1st January 2012 are only eligible for entry.
The eligibility criterion for Short Film and Documentary Film is to have at least a woman at the forefront departments of filmmaking i.e. Producing or Direction or Editing or Cinematography or Screenplay or Writing. For PSA films made by both male and female or either of them is acceptable. Feature Films, World Cinebusters, World Panorama and World Premiere accepts films made by woman directors or producers only.
In its 5-Day celebration, MWIFF features 5 days of film screenings, closing night networking parties, industry panels, post-screening discussions, masterclass, award ceremony, a pink carpet and much more. The first deadline for the submission of films is 31st July 2014 followed by second deadline on 31st August 2014 and 30th September 2014 as the last deadline.