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. This year, it will be held in September 2024. 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. Past main venues included 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, Philadelphia Museum of Art Ruth and Raymond G Perelman Building, The Lightbox Center, The Suzanne Roberts Theater, Masonic Temple, Neighborhood House at Christ Church, Moore College of Art & Design, and Fleisher Art Memorial.

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.

CERTIFICATION OF ENTRANT: I, the contact person for the film submitted with this application, agree to the following:

I have read, understood, and completed all eligibility requirements for which I would like this film to be considered.

* To the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this application are true.
* The Women's Film Festival DOES NOT PAY SCREENING FEES. By submitting my film to this festival, I am giving consent to allow The Women's Film Festival to screen it if selected.
* If selected for the festival, I agree to pay for print shipping costs. The Women's Film Festival will pay for return shipping. (DVD/Blu-ray screeners will not be returned.)
* All final works must be completed and shipped 4 weeks before the screening date. This contract is binding and will be held responsible for the information in my submission.
* I agree to allow The Women's Film Festival to screen my film at post-festival events.
* The Women's Film Festival will only accept films written, directed, produced, videographed, edited, or principally acted by an artist that identifies as a woman or whose subject matter relates to women issues.

Overall Rating
  • What an honor for our film Violet Butterfield to be part of the Women's Film Festival! Communication and everything was fantastic! Thank you so much to the entire team!!

    December 2023
  • Cat White

    An absolutely brilliant festival from start to finish. I just wish I could have attended in person but was very proud for Fifty-Four Days to screen there and will submit many films in future.

    November 2023
  • Elena Sheperd

    I had such a great time at The Women's Film Festival! There were so many opportunities to meet fellow filmmakers (networking events, time after screenings). I hope to submit again in the future for other films! Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make this festival happen!

    October 2023
  • Faye Brenner

    What a sweet festival. The staff, and especially, Suzie Nash, are fantastic and so helpful!

    October 2023
  • It was such an honor to be a part of the Beyond Block with my first short film "Consumed". The festival was so well curated and the communication with the Director of the festival, the programmers and the participants was so great I wish I was there in person but even though I wasn't I still felt so much included in the celebration. I hope to be back with another film in the future!

    October 2023