Celeberating International Women's Day 2022


March 4 - 6, 2022

Inspiring Stories of Empowered WOMXN

Empowered WOMXN

Empowering WOMXN is Gandhara Independent Film Festival's endeavour to amplify the life experiences of empowered women by recognising them on the International Women's Day on 8th March, 2022. 

GIFF will be curating short films directed by female filmmakers as well as hosting a roundtable discussion by female filmmakers to illuminate and share their wisdom of working as creative storytellers, as well as the imperative need for the female gaze in a more evolved world.


We are seeking short films in the categories of fiction and documentary films with a duration between 5 - 45 minutes made between 2015 - 2021. The films must have credits included, embedded English subtitles, and shared as 1080P MOV/MP4 files.

Submission Deadline January 31, 2022


For more information email us at gandharafilmfestival@gmail.com




A Film by Meryam Joobeur

25 mins | Fiction

Tunisia, Qatar, Sweden, Canada

Mohamed is deeply shaken and suspicious when his estranged eldest son Malek returns home from Syria to rural Tunisia with a mysterious young wife in tow. The emotional complexities of a family reunion and past wounds lead to tragic consequences.

Oscar® Nomination (Best Live Action Short Film)

160 festivals, 70+ awards

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