Aichi International Women’s Film Festival 2018 Outline

Name of the Event
Aichi International Women’s Film Festival 2018
Organized by:
Aichi Gender Equality Foundation
Aichi International Women’s Film Festival 2018 Steering Committee
Co-organized by:
Handa City, Yatomi City

Venues and Dates

1. Will Aichi, Aichi Prefectural Women’s Center
Wed. September 5 – Sun. September 9, 2018
2. Midland Square Cinema
Wed. September 5 – Fri. September 7, and Sun. September 9, 2018
3. Ai Plaza Handa (Handa City) and the Integrated Social Education Center (Yatomi City)
Sat. September 8, 2018


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 23rd edition in 2018 (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
  • Perform screening in a wide area by co-organized with cities and town (2000-)
  • 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
  • Perform screening at Midland Square Cinema (satellite venue) additionally (2017-)
    * The main venue is Will Aichi

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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