The Censored Women's Film Festival pushes the envelope in the cinematic portrayal of women's rights and brings together dynamic speakers (experts, filmmakers and activists) from around the globe. Each year the festival selects the most powerful films which uncover silenced women’s issues, using this event to give voice to the voiceless.
This year, we are proud to partner with BILD, the highest-circulation newspaper in Europe, owned by Axel Springer SE, one of the largest digital publishing houses.
In 2015, Honor Diaries & George Washington University hosted the very first Censored Women's Film Festival in Washington D.C. It featured films such as the highly acclaimed Honor Diaries & India's Daughter, the Academy Award-nominated animated film Persepolis, and powerful, never-before-seen shorts from the Middle East.
Speakers and invited guests included leading anti-FGM activists, government officials, academics, student leaders, and award-winning filmmakers from all over the world. Film screenings and workshops were lead simultaneously, with topics regarding honor violence, female genital mutilation, child marriage and censorship.
The CWFF continues to amplify the stories that most need telling.