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!

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

Jury Award-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 2017 will be accepted.

We reserve the right to change our programming.

Overall Rating
  • Jenna Cornell

    This is an awesome festival for women filmmakers! I was not only very honored to be a part of this as a first-time filmmaker, I was excited to meet other women filmmakers: writers, directors, cinematographers, and more. The festival also kept in contact with me on the entire process, had Q & A sessions with filmmakers, and did filmmaker interviews for those in attendance. I highly recommend Film Girl Film Festival to any women filmmakers out there.

    February 2019
  • Do you know if they have announced the winners and where can we find it? Thank you

    November 2018
  • Ani Cohen

    It was an absolutely wonderful festival!

    November 2018
  • Betty Ouyang

    Due to a travel conflict, I wasn’t able to attend Film Girl Film Festival 2018, but I appreciated Andrea and her team’s communications. FGF 2018 was awesome enough to select two of my short-films for screening, and I fully support their mission of putting Women’s stories front and center. Wishing them continued growth and prosperity! :)

    October 2018
  • John Gigrich

    Truly honored to have our film "Witches of Wonder" screen at Film Girl Film. And although we were unable to be there, we'll be sure to attend when we can whether or not we have another film there.

    October 2018