Our date for the WIFTA Short Film Showcase will take place between September 22 to 24 and will be a part of a larger, national, WIFT Summit weekend that will include screenings, panels, workshops, networking and studio tours.

Each year, Women In Film & Television Atlanta (WIFTA), often in conjunction with Women In Film & Television International (WIFTI), hosts a short film showcase that highlights the work of talented filmmakers throughout the Southeast and beyond. There is a focus, of course, on uplifting the works of strong Women filmmakers, crews, and leads. We accept entries from independent filmmakers from all genres - drama, comedy, action, sci-fi animation, political, documentary and experimental.

Women In Film and Television Atlanta (WIFTA) is dedicated to improving the status and portrayal of women in film, television, video, and other screen-based media by offering opportunities for media makers to connect, create, champion and inspire. With an emphasis on professionalism, education and training, we support the work of women in moving images media and foster greater public awareness of their efforts.

The Best Short Film will get a $500 Prize Award.

We also include the top film and screenplay from each of the following categories:

Best Actor
Best Director
Best Screenplay

Short Films eligible for review must adhere to the following guidelines:

• Must be 20 mins or less (including opening and closing credits/title sequence)
• Must have at least 1 of the following: a Woman Director, Producer, Writer, Cinematographer, or prominent lead actress (Films with a strong female cast will also be accepted for consideration).
• Must have been completed in 2021 or later.

If your film is selected:

• You are expected to provide a link to download your film so that we can project it at the festival. Only Google Drive and Dropbox are accepted. You can also make your film downloadable on FilmFreeway or Vimeo.
• All films must be under 4GB and 1080HD Max in either MP4 or MOV format.
• We do not accept DCP files.
• We do not screen 720p or SD Files.
• We do not stream from YouTube or Vimeo at the event.

• Shorts only (under 40 pages)


• WIFTA does NOT pay screening fees.
• WIFTA does NOT offer refunds for submitted works.

Overall Rating
  • Safiya Songhai

    Excellent networking, Excellent line-up, Cash Prizes for the winners, and a beautiful venue to celebrate women filmmakers. I highly recommend this festival. WIFA is encouraging women filmmakers to shine and rise in the industry.

    My film won Best in Fest.

    December 2023
  • Ms. Monique Berkley

    Very important... Really good communication with organizers of the WIFTA festival. Professional and well organized.

    December 2020
  • Such a great event! The films screened were sooo good, with so many different fresh perspectives. Everyone was so kind and I'm looking forward to the next!

    August 2018
  • Lois Norman

    She Is Juiced: Slice Two - Ope Lori had a smokin' screening here at WIFTA! Thank you all so much for your vision and strength in taking on some challenging subject matter and one great visual Artist in Ope Lori- as the director I am honoured! Highly recommend this showcase- next time I'm up for sharing a whiskey or two with you all! Kindest from the UK Lois

    August 2018
  • As an international filmmaker and male it was really important to be involved in a festival that strives to make female narratives the forefront of their mandate. Feminism is not just an emblem for women and I am truly honoured to have been picked to showcase beside other extremely talented individuals. The festival was so on top of everything from communication to social media. The only downside is I wish I could have attended. Here's to many more future showcases.

    August 2017
    Response from festival:

    Hey, we're just checking now and are so thankful for your kind words and fantastic contribution to our showcase! Thank you so much! We hope to see your work again in the near future.