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.

We have screened over 90 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, Debra Zimmerman of Women Make Movies, & Christina Raia of Seed & Spark.

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

Best Youth Short (made by a person who is under 19 and has not started college)

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 Experimental Short

Best Virtual Reality Work

1. Films/VR works must not exceed 20 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 digital file of of your film. VR entrants must provide access to screeners.

7. If your film is selected, you will be notified by March 15, 2020.

8. Supporting materials and PR, including stills for the film must be sent to the festival by March 21st. Applicant grants the festival permission to use these materials and images for publicity.

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

Overall Rating
  • Dorothea Carl

    Although I couldn't take part in the festival I’m
    honored that you screened my film "Seasonal Guests" and gave it the
    professional documentary award. Thank you for your thought-provoking
    festival and for empowering women to look out for new perspectives as
    well as giving us the faith to develop our own audiovisual ways of

    April 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your wonderful film and kind words!

  • Maud Clavier

    I am thankful that ST Francis College Women's film integrated my VR piece in their festival and awarded it.
    The festival seems very engaged and puts many interesting women on stage. I couldn't intend the festival as I am from France but they did a nice communication. They do a great job, thanks again!

    April 2019
    Response from festival:

    We loved the way your VR piece allowed our students to travel to Africa, as seen through the eyes of African Americans. Thanks for being a part of our event from afar!

  • Rose Schimm

    The festival has a great venue, and the films and panels were well programmed. I hope this festival grows and grows!

    April 2019
    Response from festival:

    It was a pleasure to have you there!

  • Maryanne Galvin

    Small but enthusiastic crowd with lots of audience (and other filmmaker) interactions pre and post screenings. It was a rewarding experience to spend some of Saturday in Brooklyn with the St. Francis College Women's Film Festival crowd. We loved seeing our short dark comedy among the other impressive selections from an array of filmmakers around the globe. Thank you for this honor and hopefully we'll see you again with future submissions.

    April 2019
    Response from festival:

    It was so lovely to meet you. Thanks for sharing your fabulous film!

  • Martha Gorzycki

    It is an honor to screen my film and win Professional Documentary Short Award. Unfortunately I was unable to attend the festival, but communication was enthusiastic and timely. I am grateful for the support given to women filmmakers and to aspiring student filmmakers...they are the future!

    April 2018
    Response from festival:

    It was so wonderful to share your film withy audiences! Thanks for writing this review!