Gender Equity in Media Festival

The 20th annual international film festival will take place March 5-9, 2025.

Submissions for GEMFest are now open!

GEMS' Signature Event

GEMFest is the only film festival dedicated to women and gender diverse people in Western Canada, and one of just three international film festivals for women and gender diverse people in Canada.

Unleash your voice at the GEMFest International Screenplay Competition!

Are you a woman or gender-diverse screenwriter with a unique story to tell? The GEMFest International Screenplay Competition is your chance to shine! Submit screenplays that challenge perceptions of the stories we write and what we want to see.

19 Years of Diversity & Inclusion

Now in its 20th year, GEMFest continues to provide a platform for challenging gender inequity and the lack of diversity in the screen-based media industry through a combination of film screening, discussions, professional development and networking opportunities.

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