Monday, June 25, 2012


We are happy to announce that the 9th IAWRT Asian Women's Film Festival will take place at the India International Centre, New Delhi from 5-7 March, 2013.

The event will showcase the works of Asian women directors in a range of genres - animation, documentary, experimental, short fiction and television reportage. The director could be living in any part of the world but should be of Asian origin. 

Approximately 40 films will be selected. Though not mandatory, we prefer to screen films made in the last two years so that the selection reflects contemporary concerns and fresh energies.

In the 2013 edition of the festival we seek to have an exciting selection of films that truly reflect the concerns of Asian women filmmakers. We are looking for works that show courage in the choice of both content and form. Apart from the general programme, there will be a focus on films of women directors from 
  • Iran  
  • South Korea
To encourage new talent we are planning a special section of outstanding student films from India.

We welcome you to submit your film for the festival. Click here for Rules and Regulations and here for the Entry Form.  Please write to us at for the entry form.

The deadline for submissions is 30 September 2012. Results will be declared by the first week of December.

Travelling Festival: Selections from previous editions of the festival have been screened at Auroville, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Panaji, Puducherry, Pune & Thiruvananthapuram.  Also at:

  • Birds Eye View Film Festival, London 2011
  • International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala, 2011
  • Vasakh Festival, Lahore 2012

This is the only festival of its kind of Asia.  Members of the India Chapter volunteer their time and resources to put together this annual festival because we believe in the wealth of talent and potential that Asian women bring to film, and wish to share their work with as wide an audience as possible.  We would be grateful if you could circulate this Entry Form so that it reaches as many women filmmakers as possible.                                      

We look forward to receiving your films!