The Women's Film Festival is an annual festival during Women's History Month in March that showcases work made by and/or about women. The Women's Film Festival is the only event of its kind in Philadelphia that celebrates and elevates women in film and television.

Since October 2014, The Women's Film Festival has presented hundreds of culturally relevant films and exciting programming to broad and diverse audiences in the Greater Philadelphia region. Main venues include the Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center of Performing Arts, Caplan Theater at the University of the Arts, Drexel URBN Annex Screening Room, National Liberty Museum, and soon in 2020, Suzanne Roberts Theater.

To learn more information about The Women's Film Festival, please visit our website at

- Best Full Length Narrative
- Best Full Length Documentary
- Best Short Narrative
- Best Short Documentary

Please submit your work (documentary, short, feature, animation, or music video) featuring a strong female role in the category of director, writer, producer, editor, director of photography, or lead actress. Work cannot be screened in Philadelphia area prior to this film festival and must not be open to the public to view. No submission waivers.

Good luck to all, and thank you for sharing your work with us.

Overall Rating
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    Sangeeta Agrawal

    If you are a woman filmmaker, this is a must-submit festival. Attending this amazing festival as a first time filmmaker, with my short film, Five O'Clock Shadow was the most rewarding festival experience. The collective energy and support by the festival and attending filmmakers is invaluable. Thank you!

    April 2018
  • It was an absolute pleasure to have our clients screen at this festival - great remit and strong programming!

    April 2018
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    Deva Palmier

    Honoured that PRACTICE was selected for this festival. I live in the UK and was unable to attend, but the organisers clearly put a lot of heart and soul to this festival. They were lovely to communicate with throughout. I highly recommend this festival!

    April 2018
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    Susan Rivo

    Great festival - they do a lot with limited means. Saw quality films, good Q&As. This is an up and coming festival, growing every year. The organizers take excellent care of filmmakers and I really enjoyed meeting them and the other filmmakers.

    March 2018
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    sigrid Clementine

    I'm so happy that my short film April 6th was screened at the Women's Film Festival! I did not have a chance to attend, but it looked like an amazing festival experience from all the updates on Facebook, and I'm really honoured to have been a part of their program!

    April 2018