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 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
  • Kate Hackett

    It was such an honor to be included in this wonderful fest! The programming was top-notch, and I really enjoyed connecting with my fellow filmmakers.

    November 2021
  • The festival was an amazing experience! I had the chance to have my script read aloud, the feedback and energy from the actors and crowd was inspiring. The venue was amazing and so were the organizers. They made it personable and easy to network with others. Highly recommend!!

    November 2021
  • So great to be a part of this film festival! Loved that it was hybrid and offered some fantastic panels. THANK YOU! Thanks for having SORRY as a Best Comedy Nominee! Have already recommended to others.

    October 2021
  • 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