Submit your film to the 6th Annual Zonta Film Festival (ZFF)

What’s the Zonta Film Festival?

The Zonta Film Festival is an opportunity to showcase and support talented female filmmakers producing documentary films promoting advocacy and education of human rights. We show courageous, thought provoking films. ZFF is a fundraiser for local women’s charities, and non-profits in Waterloo Region. What’s the Submission Process? Your submission should include the following:

  1. A completed application form (below)
  2. A DVD of your film
  3. A trailer of your film. Trailers will be used to advertise the Film Festival.
  4. Submit the above materials to Melissa Durrell or Nancy Croth. 121 Belmont Avenue Waterloo, Ontario. N2L 2A8 Canada

When Are Submissions Due?

We are no longer accepting submissions for the 2016 Zonta Film Festival. We will begin accepting submissions for the 2017 Zonta Film Festival on January 1, 2017.

Who Decides Which Films Will Be Screened?

The Zonta Film Festival film selection committee is organizing the 5th Annual Zonta Film Festival. Members of the committee will view the films and decide which ones are screened at the festival. For more information on the film festival go to

What Kinds of Film Are You Looking For?

We are looking for films that highlight womens’ issues. We like to show films that educate on the developing world, but are also interested in the developed world. We prefer films that inspire people to change, that advocate and educate. Maximum length of film is 110 minutes.

What’s In It For Me?

Your Film will be featured at the Zonta Film Festival. We would like to invite you to join us in Waterloo for the Opening Gala Festival. We would also like to do a Q and A with you or someone with your film after the screening of the film. This can also be done by skype. We also have a Film Festival Awards Selection Committee, which will vote on and distribute awards to the submitted films.