We are committed to supporting emerging and established female filmmakers. We strive to recognize new and original voices within the Saint Francis College community and neighboring New York City college campuses, as well as create a bridge between female student filmmakers and professional female filmmakers.

The festival's primary goals are to:

1)To create a social and artistic discourse among women regarding women’s self-image, intellect, spirituality, socio-economic concerns and sexuality.

2) Examine emerging digital film storytelling trends, artistic viewpoints of female student and professional filmmakers. This year we will be accepting Virtual Reality submissions.

Last year we screened 60 films made by women in 27 countries and held panels and workshops on crowdfunding and the entrepreneurial aspects of filmmaking as well as the Past, Present and future of women's filmmaking with panelists Ally Acker, Isabel Sandoval, and Debra Zimmerman of Women Make Movies.

ENTRY IS FREE for ST. FRANCIS COLLEGE STUDENTS, FACULTY & ALUMNAE!! CONTACT apalmer@sfc.edu using your sfc email or giving your date of graduation!

The Festival is supported by IFP, Screening Room.org, and Cinematcher

Each Prize package includes a yearlong-membership to IFP, one of the premiere organizations for independent filmmakers) and a premium membership with Screeningroom.org (an amazing screening platform made by filmmakers for filmmakers)! More prizes TBA!

Best Narrative Short by a Female Student

Best Documentary Short by a Female Student

Best Narrative Short by a Female Non-Student

Best Documentary Short by a Female Non-Student

Best Animated Short by a Female Non-Student

Best Animated Short by a Female Student

Best Virtual Reality Work

Saundra Thomas SFC Student Prize

1. Films must not exceed 15 minutes in length including credits.

2. All films entered must have a female director, producer or screenwriter, with preference given to works created by female directors.

3. Once a film has been selected, it cannot be removed from the Festival program during the event.

4. The following will be accepted for the submission process: on line secure screener.

5. If your film is selected for the festival, it is a requirement that you attend the screening at your own expense.

6. Once selected you must provide us with a DVD and a digital file of of your film. VR entrants must be willing to provide the equipment to screen their pieces if selected.

7. If your film is selected, you will be notified by March 7, 2017

8. Supporting materials and PR, including stills for the film must be sent to the festival by March 12th. Applicant grants the festival permission to use these materials for publicity.

9. All non-English speaking films must be presented in their original version with English subtitles.

Overall Rating
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    Yasmin Mistry

    This festival is relatively new but they were very well organized. Communication was great and their programming of speakers, panels etc. was excellent. Attendance is low but will hopefully grow in future as it's only in it's second year. We would definitely submit here again in the future.

    April 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your lovely review Yasmin.

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    Yaser Talebi

    "This is a great festival my film was in. This Festival was professional and communicated extremely well. Looking forward to submitting again. Highly recommend"

    April 2017
    Response from festival:

    Many thanks to all of you for your positive reviews. The submissions were outstanding! Thank you for sharing your projects with us. Looking forward to next year's submissions!

  • I was not able to attend the festival, but the communications were outstanding.
    Thanks and good luck.

    April 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Anastasia.

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    Ruth Gomez

    Very good Film Festival. Congratulations

    April 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Ruth.