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
  • Koura Linda

    This is one of my most favorite festivals I have been to so far.
    The programming is solid and it is an honor to be selected, the panels get better and better each year, they work hard to cultivate an environment that nurtures networking, and I have met some of my now closest friends in the filmmaking world here.
    The best part about this festival is how genuinely solidly they support women's film. If you are a filmmaker making films about women's issues, you qualify. If you are a female filmmaker making films about any issue you want to tell through your voice, you qualify.
    Hands down a fantastic festival all around!!

    June 2018
  • Nikoletta Kanakis

    This was such a wonderful festival! The communication, location and people were fantastic. I was really impressed by this festival and it felt as if it has been running for many, many years. I can't wait to submit and attend again.

    April 2018
  • Stefanie Sparks

    My experience at TWFF was by far one of the best so far! This festival is one to watch and worth every minute of your time!

    April 2018
  • 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
  • Emma Jackson

    I just want to say a huge thank you to Suzi and all the committee for holding such a wonderful film festival. The communication and organisation from the very beginning was so informative, warm, welcoming, efficient and just simply lovely. The lead actress from our short film 'Conversations' travelled all the way from Ireland to be at this festival and it has been such a highlight for her. We wish this festival the very best of luck in the future. Thank you for having us and for being so lovely!

    April 2018