“St. John’s is a hydroponic miracle of cultural activity. A typical festival party.. .and the place is packed, not just with film folk but the cultural community at large.”
– Brian Johnson, Maclean’s Magazine

The St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival is a charitable organization established in 1989 to support and promote women filmmakers through an annual film festival and various satellite events. Awarded the 2005 Event of the Year by the City of St. John’s, as well as the 2002 Attractions Canada award for Best Cultural Event in Newfoundland & Labrador, the Festival is held in October at various venues throughout St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

This week-long screening series of approximately 90 works by women directors, producers and writers also features a workshop/seminar series (for filmmakers, the general public and youth), industry forum, galas, receptions and other networking events. This dynamic event attracts over thousands of industry players and film enthusiasts from around the province, Canada, and the world. With a highly dedicated volunteer board of directors at the helm, the Festival also employs a full-time Executive Director as well as part-time staff, and taps into a large pool of 70-80 enthusiastic volunteers each year.