The Film Girl Film Festival is the only festival in Wisconsin dedicated to showcasing women in film, both in front and behind the camera. Formerly the Milwaukee Women's Film Festival. We are now in our fourth year! Throughout, We also partner with other organizations, such as Milwaukee Film and No Studios, to highlight women in film, both in Wisconsin and elsewhere.

Update: We will be skipping 2021 due to safety concerns about COVID-19. The festival will be occurring in March at a date and location to be determined.

Audience Award for Best Short and Best Film
Prize determined by audience ballots.

Jury Award for Best Short and Best Film.
Prize determined by a group of female judges, all of whom are members of Milwaukee's arts community.

All shorts or films directed by women are eligible for consideration. Films directed by men will also be considered if they have at least one woman as the main protagonist. No short or film made before 2018 will be accepted.

Any film accepted can be used for promotional purposes.

We reserve the right to change our programming.

Overall Rating
  • An honor to be selected and participate with other incredible humans. I will join this festival again. Congratulations Fishnap! Cheers to everyone else who entered this festival.

    May 2022
  • meddle media

    Communication started well, but a month after the festival they had still not announced winners. We had entered under a feature film category, and were surprised when we finally received an email stating there was only one winner, for best film from Milwaukee, that a short film had won. No other awards were given out, even though their description states otherwise. When I inquired why, I was told there were “complications”, no other explanation was given.

    April 2022
  • I thank the Film Girl Film Festival for selecting and presenting my film “Laura's Hereafter”: for me and my team it has been a wonderful experience. It is a high-level festival, with perfect communication and great professionality. The interview, where I was able to describe the most remarkable meanings of my film, was also very nice. I am grateful to the director Andrea Thompson and her staff, and I recommend the Film Girl Film Festival to all filmmakers.

    April 2022
  • Jeffrey Delano Davis

    Great fest! Andrea was on top of the details. Highly recommend!

    April 2022
  • Denise Powers

    Great festival! Very happy that A Nice Guy was selected here. Great communication from the organizer, a wide selection of films, assistance with promotion, including interviews with the directors!

    April 2022