The Women's Independent Film & Television Festival is a chance to share and celebrate greatness in the world of female filmmaking. Our incredible community ranges from directors, to producers, to screenwriters, to actors, to content creators! Whatever the medium: We build this festival to shed light, deliver opportunity and celebrate the achievements of women in the world of filmmaking, storytelling and beyond!

We're going into our 3rd year celebrating The Women's Independent Film & Television Festival and we're so excited for this year's work, partnerships, competitions and more.

Whether a finalist or not, all officially selected filmmakers will be invited to join us at the Women's Independent Film Awards for screenings, networking, resources, collaboration, learning, partnerships and for our official premieres and awards ceremony blocks.

The Women's Independent Film & Television Festival was created to encourage female content creators with unique backgrounds to share their stories/ The festival will promote the work of women filmmakers and recognize them globally for their achievements in film.

Women have to be involved in the creation of ALL submitted films! That can be either as directors, producers, writers, performers, etc. Just as long as they were involved in the creation of the submitted work.

**The 2023 Film Festival is coming up, starting on October 1st 2023 - So keep an eye out on your inbox if you've submitted to this year's event!
The season we've just opened for submissions is the 2024 edition of the festival, so if you've submitted to the 2023 event, stay tuned! See you next month!

Our awards and prizes are announced and presented each year annually on the final night of our festival. We present awards across the following categories.

-Best Narrative Short Film
-Best Narrative Feature Film
-Best Documentary Film
-Best Direction
-Best Script Drama
-Best Script-Comedy
-Best Cinematography
- Best Music Video
-Best Performance
-Best experimental/New Media/Episodic Content
-Honorable Mentions

All entries should be sent via FilmFreeway with a secure online screener.
-Each accepted film must be submitted in the .mp4 or .mov format, preferably.
-By submitting to the festival you confirm that you own the rights of the film, including the rights to the music in the film.
-By submitting to the festival you give consent to the festival programming staff to screen your work in front of the private audience of the Women's Independent Film Festival community.
-There is no minimum running time.
-Submission fees are non-refundable
-Films must have been completed on or after Jan 1st, 2019.
-All genres are welcome
-Filmmakers may submit multiple entries as long as each film is submitted with its own Entry Form, online screener and paid Entry Fee.

Overall Rating
  • Safiya Songhai

    This was a beautiful festival with lots of networking opportunities and awards to go around. My film won the Best Film award which was absolutely incredible and wonderful. I love the organizers and their efforts. Apply to them now!

    November 2023
  • Thank you for nominating True Story of the Perfect 36. It's an honor.

    October 2023
  • Grateful to have 'Good Morning Sunshine' as an Official Selection. Thank you!

    October 2023
  • Larisa Vödisch-Nikitina

    Winning this outstanding screenwriting contest exceeded my expectations in every way. I'm grateful for the experience and the doors it's opened for my career as a screenwriter.
    Larisa Voedisch

    October 2023