Third Annual Shakti Film Festival
Shakti Society is a non profit society committed to empowering women, families and children through community forums, Shakti Awards, wellness days and other activities. Our mandate is to support all members of society, especially women, in finding their power and amplifying their voices to become strong leaders and advocates for themselves and their communities.
The Shakti Film Festival is our latest undertaking in our mission to increase and acknowledge women’s contributions to our society and their representation in cinema. Shakti Society has addressed the influence of media and films on violence against women and the stereotyping of women, so we will be focussing and promoting films that showcase women in strong roles as well as female identifying filmmakers’ work which often goes unrecognized due to barriers like race, colour, finances, language, disability, sexual orientation and various health issues including mental health.
We are very excited to announce that this year, we will be hosting our 3rd Annual film festival in person at Surrey City Hall Centre Stage on October 7th and 8th in honour of the International Day of the Girl Child. We will be inviting film and media personalities as well as community leaders to engage in action oriented discussions about the role that media plays in shaping society and how we as consumers of media also play a big part in creating our culture.
This year’s program is set for October 7th and 8th, 2022 and will consist of the following:
  • 1 Feature film- 60 mins or longer
  • 1 Documentary film - 45 min or longer
: 1 Short film - up to 20 mins
1 Short film - up to 20 mins
Everyone is welcome to submit their films provided a woman holds one of the following positions within the filmmaking team: Director, Writer, Cinematographer or Producer.
Submission deadline is September 24th, 2022. Call for Entries is now open.
AFor more information or sponsorship enquiries, Sonia at 604-307-8796 Or Niti at 604-506-0953 or email . Films can be submitted at
Shakti Society gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the City of Surrey in making this festival possible.