The festival is designed to showcase films that celebrate women in a city that is embracing the arts more fully.

Awards & Prizes

There will be two Audience Awards and two Jury Awards for Best Short and Best Film. There will also be two Screenwriting Awards for the best written short and feature film, the winners of which will receive a four month script listing on InkTip to promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents.

Rules & Terms

I am looking for shorts and films that either feature at least one female as the main protagonist, and/or are directed by women. So yes, films with a male director are also welcome, as long as at your film or short features at least one major female character. But any film or short directed by a woman is eligible. No short or film made before 2014 will be accepted.

7 Reviews

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    Melonie Gartner

    This is a festival that's very near and dear to my heart as it's the only festival in Wisconsin dedicated to women. Thank you Andrea for empowering women and giving us a platform. Also, thank you for accepting my films.

    November 2017
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    Cindy Johnson

    Thanks to Andrea and the entire crew! Great festival and warm reception to filmmakers. Hope to screen another film some day!

    September 2017
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    Andrea Vandenboer

    We were really thrilled to have our film screen 'Silent No More - Louise Pentz: A Voice for Social Change' at the 2017 MWFF. Andrea and staff were an absolute delight to deal with and it felt very organised. We were unable to attend and hope the organisers and attendees really enjoyed the programming, venue and events. We appreciated the updates and posts on Facebook. Congratulations and a HUGE thank you to Andrea and crew. We wish you all the best and success for future events! - Andrea Vandenboer (Co-director/co-producer/filmmaker).

    September 2017
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    Paige Brien

    This was their first year! I hope they continue and improve

    November 2016
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    Laura Workman

    It was definitely a pleasure to come to this Film Festival. Andrea was such a joy to work with and meet in person. The whole tribe there, really was awesome. It was a privilege to have my film chosen to be part of the festival. I look forward to submitting my new video for next year.

    September 2016