Women Empowerment Film Competition

Aug. 22, 2021, Virtual Film Festival will showcase winning films

Women are simultaneously advancing religious freedom and women’s empowerment

The power women bring to advancing freedom of religion, belief and conscience worldwide is part of the game-changing initiatives that RFBF supports. This ranges from the new women-led campaign to address modern-day genocide and religion-related crimes against humanity, to our ongoing partnership with Empower Women Media.

For a glimpse into this power, check out CT’s latest article featuring the work of Shirin Taber and colleagues at Empower Women Media. Also, check out the piece RFBF’s Brian Grim co-authored with Jo Anne Lyons for the World Economic Forum on how Religious Freedom Empowers Women.

Above, see the award-winning film Long Road to Freedom by Mariya Dostzadah Goodbrake (Afghanistan and US), which took the grand prize in our 2020 Empower Women Film Competition for the best live action short film. Below, see District 18 by Maral Karee (Iran and Canada) claimed grand prize for the best animated short film.

Entries for the 2021 film competition are now closed, but for information on entering a film into future competitions, contact Empower Women Media director Shirin Taber.