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

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. Google Drive, Dropbox, WeTransfer and similar services are accepted. You can also make your film downloadable on FilmFreeway or Vimeo, so that we can download the file.

We currently project in 1080p, 23.976. (30 fps and 25 fps are also accepted, we will convert them) .mov or .mp4 formats are accepted.

4k files and ProRes are accepted, but they are overkill. We will have to convert these types of files in order to screen them on our system.

We do not accept DCP files at this time.

We do not screen 720p or SD Files.

We do not stream from YouTube or Vimeo at the event, due to internet reliability issues.

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 for promotional purposes. 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 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.

Overall Rating
  • I had an awesome experience with the Atlanta Women’s Film Festival. They were thorough in getting out information about their events. The AWFF is an amazing platform for women filmmakers and writers. The AWFF is especially special to me as this festival presented me with my first first-place win for my screenplay “Asha” in the Best Short Drama Film Screenplay category. I will be forever honored to be a part of this event and grateful for this experience!

    October 2020
  • frederica perera

    This is a wonderful top quality film festival that showcases great emerging work by a pool of terrific artists and gives women filmmakers a terrific platform to share their work! LOVED IT!

    October 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for your kind words, Frederica! We truly are grateful your experience of our festival showcasing female filmmakers and writers was exactly as we intended. Thank you for being one of the many powerful females that helped make the first year of Atlanta Women's Film Festival one we will never forget! Congratulations again on "Mermaid" being one of our award winners! We cannot wait to see what you and your team create next!

  • Atlanta Women's Film Festival did a great job of communicating with folks about their live and virtual events. I felt honored to have script "Affordable Housing" be a part of the festival. I do wish there was a little more information about the screenplays selected and more opportunities to socialize with folks involved in the festival. However, considering everything that's happening in 2020, I thought the festival had a strong hybrid model of live and virtual and look forward to see what they'll do next year.

    October 2020
  • Victoria Malinjod

    AMAZING festival! Unfortunately, I couldn't attend the Q&A on this occasion but I am so grateful for everything. Excellent communication :) Thanks again!

    October 2020
    Response from festival:

    Your response really means a lot to us, Victoria! Thank you for your review and for creating "Don't Burst My Bubble." Your project is one many women can relate to, and we can promise you that our audiences were extremely moved by it! Please keep in touch as we would love to see anything else you create!

  • Great festival! I was honored to have my script "The Cure" chosen as an official selection for this great festival. Even during these odd times of Covid, this festival was well done and communicative, and wonderfully uplighting for female filmmakers.

    October 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for your kind words, Ashley! We are so glad to hear that our goal of promoting the work of powerful females, like yourself, truly was accomplished! Our team was very grateful to have your feature length horror screenplay, "The Cure" as an official selection and cannot wait for what you create next!