VIFF: FEMALE FILM FESTIVAL
Our mission is to build an annual gathering that shines a spotlight on films created by women, and to advance the cause of women in film. VIFF is an event where female artists support each other's work. We present awards but don't view our festival as a competition.
VIFF showcases films directed by women of all backgrounds. We chose "Valkyrie International Film Festival" as our name because the Valkyries of Norse mythology were fierce warriors who symbolized strength and empowerment. We view every female director as a Valkyrie, and every woman as a Valkyrie: a force to be reckoned with that refuses to be silenced.
VIFF seeks impactful films in all genres. If a woman directed it, we want to see it! VIFF screens animated, documentary, experimental and narrative shorts and features. The only requirement is that every film selected for screening must have been directed by a woman (any co-directors must also be female).
All submissions must be made through FilmFreeway. Films completed from 2019 to the present are eligible. We have no premiere status requirements because we want to show the best films available. We do not grant waivers.