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
  • Kate Mitchell

    I was very honored that my film, GOLDEN, was included in the 2020 festival. The films that were chosen were amazing and organized in great blocks for viewing. As we all know, 2020 was a terrible year for film festivals because of the Covid-19 pandemic, so live festivals were almost impossible, which is why I haven't commented on hospitality and networking. But the Film Girl team worked hard to figure out some solutions and the online event went smoothly. I also loved being able to join a directors' night call with other artists and the festival organizers. Although I missed the opportunity to meet other artists and people in the community in person, on the other hand, the films were undoubtedly seen by more viewers. Thank you, Film Girl!

    February 2021
  • Tasnim Hindeyeh

    I didn't have the opportunity to attend, however, it is such a great festival that supports women in film!

    June 2020
  • Love Film Girl! This festival showcases diverse content from different genres. A good exposure for content creators with all kind of artistic styles.

    January 2020
  • Loved getting into this festival

    December 2019
  • Okema Gunn

    I was unable to attend (my film was an official selection), but my family was soo impressed by the hospitality, professionalism, and quality of films being showcased at Film Girl Film Festival.

    November 2019