The Women's Comedy Film Festival is a theatrical screening event in Chicago for independent films 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 Mockumentry
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

The Women's Comedy Film Festival in Chicago is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. 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 Women's Comedy Film Festival 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.

Overall Rating
  • Erin Elizabeth Keefer

    This was a fantastic festival!! Amazing communication and so much talent present!! The staff did a superb job presenting an in-person and virtual festival simultaneously!!

    August 2021
  • Double Yellow

    This is such a brilliant festival. Communicative, supportive and sharing. Thank you so much one again for having us.

    July 2021
    Response from festival:

    It was so great to have you! Thank you for your support and for helping make the event a great time!

  • Jason MacDonald

    This festival was amazing!! Well run, great communication, programs ran on time and the people were awesome! The films chosen were all excellent too! Great programming. We were made to feel welcome and like part oof the family. Can't wait for next year!

    July 2021
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for traveling to the festival! Your film, The Audition" did so great with the crowd and we hope to see you and Catherine soon!