About Us

We Are World Creater, We Are Women

Welcome To "Women Directors Film Carnival"

We're Women Directors Film Carnival, Initiative taken by well experienced and well connected Media Professionals with aim to provide a platform for Women Directors, Producers, Editors, Writers and Cinema Lovers to share their works. We give a space for women in all areas of filmmaking to share their stories, experiences, and expertise. As we strongly believes that Media in our society can be reshaped to have a stronger positive impact on our society, If we educate and empower more Women to work in the medium, take part and active involvement in ownership of the industry, and educate the people on these issues. We at Women Director Film Carnival wants to shine a light on Women being overlooked for jobs with the lack of equal opportunity that is given in the Film and Television industry and create conversations and opportunities for Women to develop an industry that has equal opportunity. We honor films and filmmakers that present the world as women experience it and that inspire curiosity, educate, entertain, and stimulate conversation.

Behind the scenes employment, the recent statistics show that women comprised 17% of all directors, writers, producers, executive producers, editors, and cinematographers working on the top 250 (domestic) grossing films of 2014. This represents an increase of 1 percentage point from 2013 but is the same percentage of women working in these roles in 1998.

Film Submissions by Location


37% 60% Complete

New York

47% 60% Complete

United Kingdom

62% 60% Complete

United States

69% 60% Complete

Our Mission & Objective

Finally ! A film festival "WDIFF" is genuinely design to support and highlights the hardworking women in the cinema industry worldwide. We are also encouraging more women's to direct, produce, write, and work behind the scenes as well as in front cinema.
In 2014, women accounted for 7% of directors, up 1 percentage point from 2013 but down 2 percentage points from 9% in 1998. In other roles, women comprised 11% of writers, 23% of producers, 19% of executive producers, 18% of editors, and 5% of cinematographers. We have committed ourselves for 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 worldwide.

Our Creative Team

Surender Kumar Festival Director

Surender Kumar, Festival Director and the brain behind WDFC, specializing in the management of film and media projects. He has spent a large part of her career creating platforms to launch the works of emerging film talents and strongly believes in setting the foundation for film literacy at a young age and creating the bridge for artists and audiences.

Samiksha Bhatnagar Festiv Co-Director

Samiksha Bhatnagar, Co-Festival Director, comes with more than 15 years of business & industry development as well as marketing communications experience in the arts, media entertainment industries. As part of the core strategy team she drives WDFC's business model to attain scalability & expand to new geographies in India & across the globe.

Aarti Rustagi Brand Expert

Aarti Rustagi, Brand Psychologist, she has spanned the spectrum of marketing functions from communications & alumni relations to events, Her multi-faceted career achievements also include rejuvenating the Women Directors Film Carnival brand through groundbreaking marketing campaigns & building a successful film festival globally.

Anna Soloman HOD Strategy

Anna Soloman, HOD Strategy, As part of the core strategy team she drives WDFC's mission model to attain scalability & expand to new geographies in India & across the globe. Focused approach, continuous investment to enhance operational & delivery standards, implementation of Global Best Practices with blend of CRM is her forte.

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