CWIFF Press Meet on International Women’s Day
Chennai, March 8, 2014: Chennai Women’s International Film Festival (CWIFF) was held for the very first time from May 20th – May 25th, 2014 in Chennai. CWIFF, as it is abbreviated, is an initiative to elicit and promote films made by women and also films that portray women in the best possible light. When it comes to the film industry, it has been a far cry for women to showcase their creative talent. CWIFF will be a platform for them to translate their passion and dreams into reality on an international level. The film festival also encourages men to play an active role; this is an opportunity for them as well. CWIFF doesn’t restrict to films based on women but also the creative variety films. CWIFF brings together cinema enthusiasts, filmmakers and artists to discover the best in the world of cinema. CWIFF will also host a variety of film workshops for film aspirants.
The press meet for CWIFF was conducted on March 8th, 2014 at Vani Mahal Mini Hall. The press meet was presided over by Director Ms. Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi, Writer and Theatre Artist Mr. “Crazy” Mohan, Film critic and cartoonist Mr. Madhan, Director Ms. V. Priya, Director Ms. J. S Nandhini and Film critic Mr. Sathish Kumar, all of whom were in much awe of this initiative. The CWIFF AWARD was unveiled at the press meet by the chief guest Ms. Kiruthiga Udhayanidhi.
Mr. Madhan commented on CWIFF, “Having a film festival dedicated to women is a wonderful idea. There are only a few women directors in the whole world and having a festival like this would give them an edge. Women have a lot of talent and creativity which is equal to any man, but they aren’t given ample opportunities. A few years back, a woman director won the Oscars and from henceforth there should be nothing stopping them. They should overcome the barriers and we should give them all that’s necessary for them to do so. CWIFF is a massive platform for women directors. For all those aspiring women out there who want to make it big CWIFF is their turning point!”
CWIFF presents the following categories for entries from film makers.
- Short Film
- AD Film
- Feature Film
The last date for the entries is April 15th, 2014. The entries can either be sent in person or by courier or can be submitted online, for which the link is http://www.eventjini.com/cwiff2014.
The shortlisted films will be screened at PVR Cinemas and RKV Preview theatre and judged by a panel of jury members. CWIFF regards students with special benefits as they are the future of cinema. Films taken by students will be given a special concession and their films will be screened separately in the theatre for an entire day.
The winners of CWIFF will be honored and awarded with cash prize and a DSLR, a scooter, a watch, a phone and much more.