Aichi International Women’s Film Festival 2017 Outline

Aichi International Women’s Film Festival 2017 Outline

Name of the Event
Aichi International Women’s Film Festival 2017
Organized by:
Aichi Gender Equality Foundation
Aichi International Women’s Film Festival 2017 Steering Committee
Co-organized by:
Midland Square Cinema, Handa City, Yatomi City, Kanie Town and the Aichi Prefectural Education & Sports Promotion Foundation

Venues and Dates

1. Will Aichi, Aichi Prefectural Women’s Center
Wed. September 6 – Sun. September 10, 2017
2. Midland Square Cinema
Wed. September 6 – Fri. September 8, 2017
3. Ai Plaza Handa (Handa City) and the Integrated Social Education Center (Yatomi City)
Sat. September 9, 2017
Aichi Prefectural Youth House (Okazaki City) (organized by the Aichi Prefectural Education & Sports Promotion Foundation)
Sat. September 9, 2017
Kanie Center Public Hall (Kanie Town)
Sun.September 10, 2017


To support the advancement of women in society and to promote international exchange between women, we show works of female directors and invite world-famous female artists in the film world as well as hold discussions, symposiums, and seminars which will provide opportunities for participants to exchange their opinions.

Event Information

  • Have the 22nd edition in 2017 (the 1st edition dates back to 1996), the only film festival in Japan specified for women directors
  • Select mainly films of female directors from all over the world
  • Hold various events for communication between artists and audience
  • Hold seminars or symposiums related to presented films for the sake of the advancement of women in society
  • Provide a voice guide for spectators with a visual disability in cooperation with some NPOs (2003-)
  • Have a competition of designing posters and fliers (2012-)
  • Have a short film competition for female directors (2012-)
  • Have a feature film competition for rising female directors (2015-)
  • Establish the prizes for the winners of the competitions (2015-)
    -Feature Film Section: Golden Owl Award
    -Short Film Section: Golden Iris Award and Silver Iris Awards

AIWFF Office


+81 52 962 2520

Closes on Mondays & National holiday.(Also closes on Tue. when a national holiday falls on Monday)

Aichi International Women's Film Festival Executive Committee Secretariat c/o
Aichi Gender Equality Foundation 1 Kamitatesugino-cho, Higashi-ku, Nagoya, Aichi, 461-0016, JAPAN


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