The Wilmington Female Filmmakers Collective is holding its sixth annual Cinema Sisters International Film Festival! We continue with our tradition of showcasing the works of female filmmakers all over the world in an effort to encourage and support our sister filmmakers. We encourage filmmakers who identify as a woman and gender-fluid/non-binary folks who identify with womanhood to submit their films!
***The 2021 festival has been postponed until June 11-13th and will be an in-person festival!

We are asking our sister filmmakers to share their short films – narratives, docs, experimental, animation, any genre – we want to see it all! Join us as we celebrate the power of female filmmakers!! This two-day, laid-back festival is all about films made by women (including persons identifying as women).

Films must be complete, no longer than thirty-nine minutes, and **must be directed by women.**

Wilmington Female Filmmakers Collective is dedicated to cultivating a diverse environment where women can realize their artistic cinematic visions. While less than 10% of all films are made by women, by empowering each other through educational opportunities, mentoring, and a supportive creative community, WilmFFilm aims to galvanize and expand women's contribution to filmmaking.

Guidelines for submission:

-Films must be completed (no works in progress).
-Must be under 39 minutes.
-Must be directed by a woman.
-Films and videos of any genre: narrative, documentary, animation, experimental...
-Films must be submitted via an online submission method.
- Films made from 2018 to present will be considered

Overall Rating
  • Rachael Silberman

    It was such an honor to be accepted into the Cinema Sisters International Film Festival this past year. What an awesome opportunity to get to know other female filmmakers and become inspired by our community.

    March 2020
  • We followed it online due to distance. Great Festival!

    March 2020
  • Annie Delgado

    While we were unable to bring our youth to see their films on the big screen, we greatly appreciate the communication and kindness exhibited by the Festival runners. We look forward to having the opportunity to submit again following our upcoming Youth Media Academies. Thank you for promoting and encouraging young femme-identifying filmmakers!

    March 2020
  • Tiffany Albright

    This festival was such a blast! The whole team was on their game, and created a really fun and welcoming environment, with plenty of encouragement for us to meet and mingle with other filmmakers and audience members. Hope to be back many times!

    March 2019
  • Ana Bilic

    I didn't attend personally the festival in 2019, but afer my film was officially selected, the correspondence with the festival organization was fast, efficient and very friendly. The programme on the festival days was clear and concise and it was prepared long enough in advance, what can only please filmmakers and an audience as well. Well done, ladies!

    March 2019