AuntyLand Film Festival (ALFF) brings diverse artists and audiences together to celebrate storytelling in all its forms. Plan your Women's History Month with us where we traditionally celebrate International Women's Day, on March 8, and screen films throughout the year.

We are the only women and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) film festival to champion Elders, especially women over 50. Our programs are inspired by the spirit and values of New York City's diverse cultures. Founded during the Covid19 pandemic, ALFF is excited to screen and promote independent Short films, 20 minutes or less.

Originally launched as a digital event, the Festival offers in-person events and collaborates with businesses and organizations to offer community programs such as panels, film screenings, live performances, and food & culture. The exact dates, venue, and in-person event structure are all subject to change based on the realities of producing a Covid19-safe event.

Auntyland, a multidisciplinary platform, is the mothership that features the film festival, Real Aunties Day holiday, a blog, and updates.

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A distinguished Selections Committee of professional creatives and global audience participation in social media voting elections will select films for a variety of cash awards.

Categories and themes are wide-ranging and may include Narratives on Families, Communities, Society, Culture, Romance, Documentary, Animations, Experimental, Comedy, Food/Cooking, Gardening, Home, Pet/Animals, Environment, Climate Change / Sustainability, 'Made in New York,' 'Only in New York' stories, and LGBTQ themes.

Short films only -- 20 minutes or less! Films previously exhibited publicly—either theatrically, via television, VOD, or internet broadcast—are eligible for submission. If you have participated in a film festival, you are welcome to submit your film to our festival.

All filmmakers must provide accurate and complete information when submitting to the Festival including the following specifications:
• Filmmaker name, email, mailing address (city, state, ZIP code), phone number
• Production credits
• Film language
• Run time, 60 minutes or less. Full-length films will be considered for special community event screenings, after the festival.

Incomplete application/entry forms will not be accepted and will need to be re-submitted.
Entry fees are not refundable.

You may submit any number of titles; however, a separate entry form, preview copy, and entry fee are required for each title. Rough cuts or works-in-progress are accepted and reviewed. However, filmmakers are urged to submit as close to the final cut as possible.

You must accept full responsibility for the content and obtain proper rights to all content in your submitted work. The Festival's marketing campaign may include awards announcements and features in world-class and industry media.
All submitted work must be easily accessed through

Overall Rating
  • Douglas

    It was an honor to be a part of the Auntyland Film Festival. Easy and professional communication, great Q & A where I got to meet other talented female directors. Quality films from all over the world. Class A festival.

    April 2022
  • Kristin Reiber Harris

    I was very pleased to participate in the Auntyland Film Festival. The communication from the organizers was clear and timely. I was especially appreciative of the opportunity to have my film screened with the focus on women's productions. At our segment Q&A I met a number of other filmmakers and shared notes on our work. It was informative and inspiring.

    April 2022