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.

• 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.

• 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.

Overall Rating
  • Pauline Anastasia Renoult

    Selected in the screenplay category, we unfortunately couldn't attend the festival in person. Nevertheless, communication was great, the staff very friendly, and we had an amazing experience overall!

    November 2022
  • Nicole Close

    I am grateful that my film Projections was selected by AWFF and I wish I was able to attend in person. They were very organized, had clear communications and the line up of films looked amazing. Thank you.

    November 2022
  • Stilvi Psilopoulou

    Great people, great festival! Keep on!

    October 2022
  • A fun festival to attend with so many great people in Atlanta and an honor to have The Riveter screenplay featured amongst a group of very talented filmmakers!

    October 2022
  • Robert Craig

    This a great festival! We were happy to be a part of this with our screenplay submission. We were especially happy to win an award for our screenplay. Go Go Film Festival! Thanks for a great experience.

    October 2022