The Women's Comedy Film Festival in Atlanta is a theatrical screening event and screenplay competition in Atlanta for independent films and live table reads featuring female filmmakers, actors, directors, writers and producers from all over the world. This is an amazing opportunity to showcase the talent of female directors, writers, actors, and everything in between right here in one of the world's fastest growing film communities. The Women's Comedy Film Festival also recognizes exceptional filmmaking and screenwriting with awards and nominations by our judging panel. Submit your film if you meet AT LEAST ONE of the following requirements:

Female Director
Female Writer
Female Producer
Female Lead Actor
All Female Cast
Female Centered Plot

Script writers, in addition to submitting your script to the festival we also provide optional script coverage. Script coverage with our festival includes the price of your submission fee. Your work will be analyzed by a Cinema Life filmmaker who's produced award-winning films, has extensive writing experience, and also understands the indie way of filmmaking.

Best Comedy
Best Micro Short Comedy
Best Mockumentary
Best Political Comedy
Best Television Pilot Episode
Best Dark Comedy
Best Music Video
Best LGBTQ Comedy
Best Animated Short
Best Short Screenplay
Best Feature Length Screenplay
Best Television Episode Screenplay
Best Director
Best Original Music
Best Cinematography
Best Georgia Comedy


• Please fully fill out your submission profile to avoid hold-ups in the judging process.

**** Submission fees are non refundable.****

• If you submit a Film in process and it gets selected, please notice we expect it to be completed within two weeks after the Notification Date. Otherwise, it will be disqualified. No exceptions. It is every submitter's responsibility to read the Rules and Terms of each Festival before submitting.

• If your film is selected you are not to submit any other updated, altered version of your film. If you send a film that is different from or longer than what was initially selected by the festival judging team, your film may be disqualified to the discretion of the festival director.

• If your film is selected, you are expected to provide a link to download your film so that we can project it at the festival. Only Google Drive and Dropbox are accepted. You can also make your film downloadable on FilmFreeway or Vimeo.

• All films must be under 4GB and 1080HD Max in either MP4 or MOV format.

• We do not accept DCP files.

• We do not screen 720p or SD Files.

• We do not stream from YouTube or Vimeo at the event.

• The Women's Comedy Film Festival in Atlanta is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival and for promotional purposes on our website, newsletter, and social media platforms. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless The Women's Comedy Film Festival in Atlanta from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

• The Women's Comedy Film Festival in Atlanta DOES NOT offer refunds on submissions.

• We reserve the right to deny entry or disqualify any project, at the discretion of festival leadership, for any reason.

Overall Rating
  • Thank you for not only making "Loosen Up: The Short" not only an official selection, but also awarding us with Best Actor and Best Comedy Film! This festival was truly such an amazing experience. It was a fabulous environment and everything was so well-organized. It felt amazing to be surrounded by other female filmmakers, particularly women in comedy, and it was such an uplifting supportive crowd. I also felt the Q&A was so valuable and such great, meaningful, and specific questions were asked to each filmmaker. A lot more care went into this festival than some others I've experienced. I don't live in Atlanta, but I know for sure if I get another film into this festival, we are flying down to make the trip - it's so worth it!! Thank you again for such an amazing experience!

    April 2024
  • Jessica Sherr

    Well curated festival with a lot of heart and soul. We enjoyed meeting other female filmmakers and championing great work. We are honored Wicked Image won the Best Director Award!

    March 2024
  • I had a wonderful time in Atlanta at the festival. As a screenwriter, it was a special experience to have my script read by such talented actors. And I made connections that continue on as collaborations.

    March 2024
  • Karla S. Bryant

    A solid five gold stars!
    I was honored my short script, "Baby, You Can Drive My Car", became a Nominee. In addition, there are amazing people running this festival and CinemaLife, their umbrella organization. Amazing communication and truly helpful emails that offer information and advice for indie filmmakers and screenwriters. It really made me feel like I'm part of a community.
    Highly recommended!

    March 2024

    This was my first festival win. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming. I've already told multiple people about the Women's Comedy Film Festival and Cinema Life. I told them they must enter whenever they have a product. I learned so much.

    March 2024