Kabul will host the Fifth International Women’s Film Festival - Herat in which 200 films from around the world will be screened in local cinema halls.
Thirty-three films from Afghanistan will compete in the festival.
Forty movies which were nominated for Oscar will also be screened in the festival.
The movies will be screen in different cinema halls in Kabul, including Kahkashan, Ariana, and the central cinema hall at Kabul University.
Moreover, people in Bamiyan, Nangarhar and Herat will also watch the movies on small screens.
“The festival will showcase an unequal world, a world which is still not ready for justice and equality,” Afghan filmmaker Roya Sadat told reporters at a ceremony in Kabul on Saturday.
Afghan filmmakers welcomed the move and said it will help improve the film industry in Afghanistan.
“Any positive step is for improvement of the culture,” said Rokhshan Bani Etemad, a filmmaker.
“We are making meaningful films. It means that we accept meaningful films and keep a little distance from commercial movies,” former head of Afghan Film Latif Ahmadi said.