In Women Texas Film Festival’s four-day August event, we showcase the range and depth of female driven visual stories. Established and emerging female filmmakers will show that girls aren’t just made of sugar and spice. They got some grit and gasoline, too.

WTxFF screens films that have a female writer, director, cinematographer, and/or editor.

The festival also hosts Q&As with filmmakers, panel discussions, exclusive parties, and a gala night with filmmaker red carpet.

Best Feature
Short - Storyteller
Short - Leader
Short - Radical

Qualified films have women in at least one key creative role: Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, or Creative Producer. If the only female role among those is Creative Producer, please in your cover letter, discuss the specific role the producer had in the film.

Films under 20 minutes are considered shorts. Films 60 minutes or longer are considered feature length.

All genres, narrative and documentary, will be accepted.

Overall Rating
  • Heidi Ervin

    This festival is worth your time and submission fee! I had a great time and was truly honored to be a part of this amazing festival. The artistic director, PR, coordinators, and all of the volunteers were wonderful and so generous. I was very impressed by the films that were selected and enjoyed the fest very much!

    August 2018
  • Great press, great conversations, great people. Delighted to have stumbled upon the feature film "Past Imperfect" which was one of the best films I have ever seen. Justina and John are a force of nature and truly passionate about that they do. A real love of film resides here -- and a real triumphant, boundary-pushing spirit.

    August 2018
  • Natalie Dickinson

    Artistic director Justina Walford and everyone involved were amazing! Brilliant film screenings, fun parties, good networking. I will definitely go again!

    August 2018
  • Tracee Beebe

    What a truly fantastic festival! So well organized and they go above and beyond to make the filmmakers feel valued. It’s a small festival with big fest ammenities that I highly recommend. Looking forward to attending again!

    August 2018
  • Laura Somers

    Artistic Director Justina Walford and her team have made a commitment to programming edgy, political, and unapologetic films by female filmmakers and they did not disappoint. The film selections were excellent. The staff was on point and I was blown away by how much they’ve accomplished in only three years of existence. They provided board and local transportation, meals, threw fantastic after parties and most impressive was their dedication to PR for the filmmakers, we were able to do many on camera interviews for a variety of local publications and got many mentions locally promoting our film. The Women Texas Film Festival is heading towards becoming one of the best/most important film festivals in the U.S., so don’t hesitate to apply!

    August 2018