The Atlanta Women's Film Festival is a live screening of short films and table read event that takes place in Atlanta, GA. This event is an amazing opportunity to promote female filmmakers, directors, writers, producers, actors, and female-centered storylines to our incredibly supportive film community. There will be live screening blocks of films with Q&As with the filmmakers, table reads for the screenplays in our competition, live panels with influential women in the film industry, and networking events for anyone that would like to attend.

Script writers, in addition to submitting your script to the festival we also provide optional script coverage. Script coverage with our festival includes the price of your submission fee. Your work will be analyzed by a Cinema Life filmmaker who’s produced award-winning films, has extensive writing experience, and also understands the indie way of filmmaking.

Best Actress
Best Animated Short Film
Best Drama Film
Best Documentary
Best Comedy Film
Best LGBTQ Film
Best International Film
Best Georgia Film
Best Horror/Thriller Film
Best Music Video
Best Cinematography Award
Best Director Award
Best Horror Film Screenplay
Best Feature Length Comedy Film Screenplay
Best Short Drama Film Screenplay
Best Short Comedy Film Screenplay
Best Feature Length Drama Film Screenplay
Best International Screenplay

You DO NOT have to be a female to submit to this festival, however, all films entered MUST feature a female in at least one of the following:

Lead Actor
Female focussed storyline


• Please fully fill out your submission profile to avoid hold-ups in the judging process. Points may be taken off of overall scores for incomplete profiles.

**** Submission fees are non refundable.****

• If you submit a Film in process and it gets selected, please notice we expect it to be completed within two weeks after the Notification Date. Otherwise, it will be disqualified. No exceptions. It is every submitter's responsibility to read the Rules and Terms of each Festival before submitting.

• If your film is selected you are not to submit any other updated, altered version of your film. If you send a film that is different from or longer than what was initially selected by the festival judging team, your film may be disqualified to the discretion of the festival director.

- DO NOT UNSUBSCRIBE from Cinema Life emails! If you unsubscribe from our emails you will not receive your selection notice that requires a response and could result in your project being disqualified.

• If your film is selected, you are expected to provide a link to download your film so that we can project it at the festival. Only Google Drive and Dropbox are accepted. You can also make your film downloadable on FilmFreeway or Vimeo.

• All films must be under 4GB and 1080HD Max in either MP4 or MOV format.

• We do not accept DCP files.

• We do not screen 720p or SD Files.

• We do not stream from YouTube or Vimeo at the event.

• The Atlanta Women's Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival and for promotional purposes on our website, newsletter, and social media platforms. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless The Atlanta Women's Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

• The Atlanta Women's Film Festival DOES NOT offer refunds on submissions.

• We reserve the right to deny entry or disqualify any project, at the discretion of festival leadership, for any reason.

Overall Rating
  • Mike Pniewski

    We had a great time at the Atlanta Women's Festival. Great people and everyone was kind and professional. The main problem we had we that there were windows on one side of the screening room that were uncovered during the screenings. That made the color and tones of the films very washed out during their screenings. And as the sun was setting, it only got worse. The filmmakers put a lot of energy and resources into color correction and the visual presentation of their work. Making sure that they are shown to the festival audience in the best light (or darkness!) is essential. Covering those windows would have made a world of difference. Hopefully future events will get this fixed.

    October 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your positive feedback and highlighting your experience at the Atlanta Women's Festival, Mike! We appreciate your valuable input regarding the uncovered windows affecting the film screenings. We're grateful for your support and look forward to creating an even better experience next time.

  • Really fun film festival! I was chosen for a table read and it was an amazing experience hearing a segment of my script read by actors. I also met a lot of cool people. It felt like a safe space for women in film, and I was honored to win Best Feature-Length Drama Screenplay!

    October 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your kind words, Rosie! We're happy you enjoyed the festival and congratulations on your award! Your positive experience is what makes our festival special. We appreciate your participation and hope to see you again in the future!

  • Jacqueline Piñol

    Attending the Atlanta Women's Film Festival was such an empowering and positive experience. It was a welcoming environment from the moment we arrived. I felt like we were not just there for our project bur we were there for everyone else's and they were all there for ours. The indie filmmaking world can feel lonely and be a tough journey but being at this festival gave me confidence and more motivation to keep going and sharing our voice and vision. Thank you Atlanta Women's Film Festival for supporting indie artists! Thank you for screening our film and thanks for the win!

    October 2023
    Response from festival:

    We are so grateful for your words and we're happy you felt supported. It means a lot! Congrats on your win, and thanks for sharing your voice with us!

  • Fantasticl! I had a great experience and am so proud to be a part of this festival! They are truly wonderful! To top it off, I won for "Vampire" Best Music Video :))) Festivals like this are making a difference for me and women you are trying to bring our talent and creativity to the forefront, in a an industry that often overlooks us.

    October 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your kind words, dear Persia! Proud to have you as part of our festival, and congratulations on winning Best Music Video :)

  • Ingela Ogard

    Really great festival and lovely people - recommended!
    Thank you so much for nominating our film A REAL ADVENTURE in the Best International Film category!

    October 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for the kind words! We're glad you enjoyed the festival. We appreciate your recommendation!