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:

Director
Writer
Lead Actor
Producer
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.

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  • Courtney Lamb

    Impressive festival with a strong mission that did a great job with a hybrid live/virtual event that allowed us to participate in a Q&A via Zoom. Loved streaming the films and watching panels and really appreciate the fest as a strong resource for Georgia-area filmmakers and others making movies about women's lives.

    October 2021
  • Erin Elizabeth Keefer

    While I was so disappointed I couldn’t make it in person to the Atlanta Women’s Film Fest, I was very impressed with the online viewing selections and super communication from the festival! It was very inclusive for all and I highly recommend!!

    October 2021
  • Kassidy Evans

    I had an amazing time attending the festival! Everyone was inviting and I witnessed a lot of talent!! I am thankful that my film could be a part of it.

    October 2021
  • Rachel Fitzgerald

    Great festival! Great communication and cool people. Feel very lucky to have my film screened, we even won an award, which is very appreciated. Big shout out to everyone involved that makes such a nice and friendly film festival happen.

    October 2021
  • The Atlanta Women's Film Festiva was one of the 1st festivals that I submitted very early for (about a year ago). I was really drawn to it and it's no surprise why. I loved communicating with Caroline King. She is a tremendous support to filmmakers. And it was an honor to be awarded Best Drama Film at the festival this year Thank you to Caroline and to everyone who helped make this festival happen in these trying times! We appreciate you!!!

    October 2021