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Women's Festival Set for March 25 - April 2
(released 1/25/2010)

The Women's International Film and Arts Festival (WIFF) will be celebrating its 5th anniversary from March 25th – April 2nd 2010 in Miami.  It is one of only two film festivals in the Southeastern United States specifically dedicated to women.  The festival will be held at various locations throughout South Florida.

Founded by Yvonne McCormack-Lyons in 2004, the Women's International Film and Arts Festival is held annually during Women's History month.  Throughout the past four years, WIFF has received more than 2,000 films from more than 60 countries such as Brazil, Chile, France, Taiwan, Germany, Mexico, Ghana, Egypt, Australia, Peru, New Zealand, Poland, Japan, Dubai, and of course films from the U.S.

Some of the festival attendees have included 2007 Oscar nominee (Babel) Adriana Barraza, 2008 Golden Globe Winner (American Gangster) Ruby Dee, The Breakfast Club's Ally Sheedy, international performing artist Lucrecia, Nighttime TV host Chelsea Handler and many more. Films submitted include all genres and lengths (documentaries, short films, biographies, animated films, narrative features, etc.) and are primarily directed, produced or edited by women. Some submissions are also made by men, but address a women's issue, perspective or document a woman in history.

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