The Future of Film is Female is a non-profit organization whose mission is to amplify the work of women and non-binary filmmakers through our twice-annual Short Film Fund, commitment to exhibition screenings, and building community.. The FOFIF has supported 52 short film projects since founding in 2018 (including Crystal Kayiza's Sundance Award Winning film REST STOP) and curates screenings at cinemas including MoMA, Nitehawk Cinema, and the American Cinematheque.

Our new initiative, The FOFIF Shorts Program, is a combination of our two loves: short films and exhibition. For the first time, filmmakers can submit their completed short films in consideration for one of our screenings! This one will take place at Nitehawk Cinema (Williamsburg) and will feature 7-9 short films selected from FilmFreeway.

Audience Choice Award - winner will have their short featured on The Future of Film is Female's website.

Eligibility Requirements for film selection:

1) Directors must be women or non-binary
2) Preferred length is no more than 20 minutes
3) Works to have been completed from 2020 - 2023
4) Open to all genres
5) Student films accepted
6) International films accepted (English subtitles required if foreign language)
7) Episodic or serialized works not accepted
8) We can't grant waivers
9) It's ok with us if your film is currently online or has already screened at festivals.
10) If your film is accepted, filmmakers must comply with all deadlines, deliverables, and other requirements
11) Q&A participation is required if in New York