5th WOW (World of Women) Film Fair 2018

The World of Women’s Cinema – WOW Film Fair Middle East is the first women’s short film fair that promotes and awards the talents of women directors, producers, writers, editors and cinematographers in the film industry internationally. It is an event that offers emerging and established filmmakers the opportunity to screen short works giving a thematic perspective of “seeing the world through the eyes of women”. Created by Women in Film and Television NSW, this is the first of its kind event in the Arab world. Committed to improving the status of women, both on and off the screen, the event aims to support and advance women working in film, TV and other related screen industries.

WOW is a unique showcase of films by women or about women, allowing for a different storytelling and giving another perspective of the world through women’s eyes. Aiming to be a festival of discovery, celebration, debate, networking and an inspiration for new work – the event is a non profit project presented by Straight Street Media, a Dubai based company committed to improving the status of women, both on and off the screen, by supporting and advancing women working in the film, television and related screen industries.


The 5th WOW (World of Women) Film Fair 2018 is now calling for entries for women who are high achievers across various fields. If you know of a special woman who you believe should be recognised for her exceptional work towards advancing women in the Arab world or in film, please send a brief email to wowmiddleeast@gmail.com along with their full name, age, nationality and reason why they deserve to win. Entries are welcomed from any sector of society. Nominations are open until Feb 20th, 2018.

Awards include: 

  • Humanitarian of the Year 
  • Business Leader of the Year 
  • Personality of the Year 
  • Sports leader of the Year 
  • Rising talent Leader of the Year (2 Filmmaking Awards) 

DEADLINE: For SA Entrants, please send entries within 7 days. Click on the waiver codes for special entry.. Please go to Film Freeway WOW link / https://filmfreeway.com/WOWFilmFairMiddleEast to enter and use this code: WOW2018STUDENTS 

COMPLETION DATEFilms of any completion date are eligible for submissionWOW Film Fair does not have any premiere requirementsHoweverthe festival does take previous screenings and broadcasts into consideration when making its official selectionsparticularly when films have already screened in the GCC.

For more information  https://filmfreeway.com/WOWFilmFairMiddleEast